to Get Fifth Russian-Upgraded Project 877 EKM Kilo-class diesel electric
submarine in 2012
Navy's diesel electric submarine INS Sindhurakshak being modernized
by Zvezdochka shipyard (Severodvinsk, Russia) will be delivered to the
orderer in the second half of 2012, reports the yard's press service
on Dec 19.
The contract for repair and modernization of the sub was tied between
Zvezdochka and Indian defense ministry in June 2010. This is the fifth
Indian Navy's asset upgraded by the shipyard.
"Zvezdochka plans to deliver the submarine to the customer
in terms determined by the contract, namely, in the second half of 2012",
said the press release.
class, Project 877
Project 877 EKM Kilo-class diesel electric submarine
INS Sindhurakshak was laid down at one of the Russia's oldest shipyards
– Admiralteyskie Verfi (St. Petersburg) – in 1995 under
Indian Navy's order. In June 1997 the sub was launched, and handed over
to the orderer in Dec 1997. The project was developed by the Rubin Central
Design Bureau (St. Petersburg).