In the Black Sea, factory sea trials of the modernized diesel-electric submarine Alrosa have begun, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the press secretary of the 13th ship repair plant of the Black Sea Fleet Sergey Gorbachev.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, the submarine, the repair and modernization of which was completed in Sevastopol at the end of spring, went to sea for testing on the morning of Tuesday, June 28. After they are completed, the submarine will be returned to the fleet.
Recall that Alrosa built in Nizhny Novgorod according to the project 877 “Halibut”. Instead of a propeller, a water jet was installed on this submarine, which reduces its visibility. At present, Alrosa – the oldest submarine of the Black Sea Fleet. During the repairs carried out in Sevastopol, the submarine gained new combat and technical capabilities. In particular, now it is the carrier of the Caliber-PL cruise missiles.
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