Russia may build series of diesel-electric submarines for Pacific fleet

New ships may be equipped with air-independent energy facilities

Russia's shipbuilding industry is successfully building a series of six Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines for the Black Sea fleet, Vice-Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov, deputy commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, said.

"A decision on the construction of similar ships for the Pacific fleet will be made in the very near future," he said on Rossiya-24 television (VGTRK) on March 18.

"We have revived the submarine forces of the Black Sea fleet. It's Project 636.3 submarines Novorossiysk, Rostov-on-Don, and Krasnodar. They are already resolving the tasks they have been set. The next submarine of this project, Velikiy Novgorod, is being set afloat today before the Submarine Forces day," he said.

"We are also developing new, prospective ships, which may be equipped with air-independent energy facilities," he said.

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