A launching ceremony for the Rostov-on-Don (Project 636) diesel electric submarine built for the Russian Black Sea Fleet took place at Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg on June 26, a Russian Defense Ministry source told Interfax-AVN.
"Six submarines of this project will be built for the Black Sea Fleet within the next two years. Russian Navy main command expects that the revival of the combat potential of the Black Sea Fleet's submarine forces should enable it to fully perform its duties in its area of responsibility," he said.
Russian Navy Deputy Commander Vice Adm. Alexander Fedotenkov took part in the ceremony.
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