Russian Navy Inducts Stary Oskol Submarine
The submarine Stary Oskol of project 636.3 Varshavyanka has joined the fleet of Russian Navy following the state trials in the Baltic Sea. The submarine is Varshavyanka-class, B-262.
The submarine was launched on August 28, 2014 and on June 25 of this year the state commission signed an acceptance / delivery certificate. The commissioning into service ceremony of the submarine, built for the Black Sea Fleet, was held July 3 in the framework of the International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg.
Considered to be one of the quietest in the world the submarine has a submerged speed of 20 knots and can go to depths of 300 m. The 52 people submarine can stay underwater for 45 days and has a displacement of about 4000 tonnes. Armament includes torpedos, mines, and Kalibr 3M54 (NATO SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles and upgraded avionics.