Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4th Russian-made Kilo sub arrives in Vietnam

Staff, Global Post
20 June 2015

A freighter carrying the fourth Kilo- class submarine made by Russia for Vietnam has arrived on Tuesday morning at Cam Ranh gulf in Vietnam's south central coastal Khanh Hoa province, some 1,040 km south of capital Hanoi.
After one and a half months voyage from Russia's Saint Petersburg, the submarine, which was made under the contract between Vietnam and Russia to build six of its kind, will be released into the sea after several days, reported Vietnam's state- run news agency VNA.
The submarine is nearly 74 meters in length with displacement of 3,000-3,950 tons. It is able to operate at a maximum depth of 300 meters and at a speed of 20 nautical miles per hour with 52 crew members on board, reported VNA.
The Kilo-submarines will be called under the names of major cities and provinces of Vietnam. Earlier, the country received three of the submarines, namely HQ-182 Hanoi, HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City, and HQ-184 Hai Phong. The fourth submarine is set to be named Da Nang, a centrally controlled city in central Vietnam.

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