Kilo Class (Type 877EKM)

Operator: Iran Algeria
Status: In Service In Service
Number: 3 2
Names: 901 Tareq (12/25/1991) 012 Rais Hadj M’Barek
902 Noor (8/7/1993) 013 El Hadj Slimane
903 Yunes (6/26/1997)
Cost: $1.8 billion
General Specs
Country of origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: United Admiralty SY, St. Petersburg, Russia
Introduced: 1981
Displacement: Surface: 2,300 tons
Submerged: 3,950 tons
Propulsion: Elektrosila and Kolomensky Zavod Diesel Electric
2 x 1,000 kW diesel generators
190 hp motor for economic running
2 x 102 hp standby propulsion systems
Power: 5,500 hp
Surface Speed: 10 knots
Underwater Speed: 17 knots
Length: 243.5 ft (74.3 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Height: N/A
Draft: 21.5 ft (6.6 m)
Dive Depth 984.3 ft (300 m)
Hull Material: Hull covered with rubber anti-sonar protection tiles
Fuel Capacity: Unknown
Range: 6,000 miles (9,656.1 km)
Crew: 52
Armament: 6 x 533mm tubes
8 x anti-air missiles
Missiles 8 x SA-N-8 Gremlin (Strela-3)
8 x SA-N-10 Gimlet (Igla)
Klub-S 3M-54E1 anti-ship missiles or 3M-14 land-attack cruise missiles (currently only on Indian-operated Kilo submarines)
Torpedos 18 x Heavyweight torpedos
TEST-71MKE TV electric homing torpedos
UGST wake-homing torpedos
Mines 24 x mines
Other: None
Sonar/Sensors: MGK-400 Rubicon LF Sonar Suite
Mouse Roar HF active
MVU-110EM Multipurpose Combat Information System (Capable of tracking 5 targets simultaneously)
Countermeasures/Defenses: Electronic Support Measures (ESM)
Radar Warning Receiver
Misc Systems: Andoga Navigation System


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