Source: The Northern Fleet will receive at least four diesel submarines

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MOSCOW, 14 Apr-RIA Novosti. Russia's Northern Fleet will receive at least four diesel-electric submarines by 2027, a source in the military-industrial complex told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

On the eve of some media reported that the Northern Fleet is allegedly experiencing problems with providing the fleet forces with diesel submarines.

"The Northern Fleet will receive at least four diesel-electric submarines until 2027 as part of the program to equip the combat personnel with a non - nuclear submarine component," the source said.

According to him, it is planned that these will be submarines of the project 677, code "Lada", which are now being built at the "Admiralty Shipyards" in St. Petersburg.

At the moment, two types of diesel-electric submarines are being built in Russia – project 636.3 "Varshavyanka" and 677 "Lada". "Varshavyanka" is based on the Soviet project 877 "Halibut". The Black Sea Fleet has already received six such ships, and by 2024, a series of six submarines should enter the Pacific Fleet.

The first two boats for the Far East have already joined the fleet, a third has been launched, a fourth is on the slipway, and two more will be laid down by the end of 2021.

In addition, the submarine project 677 "Saint Petersburg", which was transferred to the fleet in 2010, is in trial operation. At different stages of construction are two submarines of this project "Kronstadt" and "Velikiye Luki". Their delivery to the fleet, according to the plan, will take place in 2022, at the same time they will lay the fourth and fifth such submarines.

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