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Kilo submarine manufacturing factory ‘ocean black hole’ for Vietnam

Kilo submarine manufacturing factory 'ocean black hole' for Vietnam 0
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Admiralty Shipyard is one of Russia’s oldest shipbuilding facilities.

Admiralty Shipyard is one of Russia’s oldest shipbuilding facilities.

Kilo submarine manufacturing factory 'ocean black hole' for Vietnam

During its 313-year history, this factory has built more than 2,300 surface ships of all types, including battleships and cruisers, and nuclear-powered icebreakers.

During its 313-year history, this factory has built more than 2,300 surface ships of all types, including battleships and cruisers, and nuclear-powered icebreakers.

Kilo submarine manufacturing factory 'ocean black hole' for Vietnam

The main product of the Admiralty factory recently is the diesel-electric submarine of Project 636M Varshavyanka (NATO designation: Improved Kilo).

The main product of the Admiralty factory recently is the diesel-electric submarine of Project 636M Varshavyanka (NATO designation: Improved Kilo).

Kilo submarine manufacturing factory 'ocean black hole' for Vietnam

Parts such as the submarine’s hull and internal systems are installed in a large factory area.

Parts such as the submarine’s hull and internal systems are installed in a large factory area.

Kilo submarine manufacturing factory 'ocean black hole' for Vietnam

Many details require machining skills and human ingenuity, instead of automatic machines.

Many details require machining skills and human ingenuity, instead of automatic machines.

Kilo submarine manufacturing factory 'ocean black hole' for Vietnam

The factory’s shipbuilding line can accommodate warships with a displacement of up to 70,000 tons, 250 m long and 35 m wide.

The factory’s shipbuilding line can accommodate warships with a displacement of up to 70,000 tons, 250 m long and 35 m wide.

After the construction process is completed, the Kilo-class submarine will be launched, preparing for work to complete the systems on the ship.

After the construction process is completed, the Kilo-class submarine will be launched, preparing for work to complete the systems on the ship.

The ship will lie on the banks of the Neva River outside the factory, starting the stage of completing the interior and internal electronic systems.

The ship will lie on the banks of the Neva River outside the factory, starting the stage of completing the interior and internal electronic systems.

Kilo submarine is being completed (left) and another ship is preparing for a long sea trial.

Kilo submarine is being completed (left) and another ship is preparing for a long sea trial.

Kilo submarine leaves Admiralty factory for offshore testing.

Kilo submarine leaves Admiralty factory for offshore testing.

When the technical and tactical requirements are met, the Admiralty factory will hand over the submarine right at the port or put it on a transport ship for delivery to the purchasing country.

When the technical and tactical requirements are met, the Admiralty factory will hand over the submarine right at the port or put it on a transport ship for delivery to the purchasing country.

Vietnamese submarines tested at Admiralty factory

Submarine 186 Da Nang returned to the Admiralty factory after a long sea trial.

Tu Quynh (Photo: Livejournal)

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