Algeria may receive two more Project 636 Submarines and two Project 20382 Corvettes

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Naval Forces News - Algeria
 
 
 
Algeria may receive two more Project 636 Submarines and two Project 20382 Corvettes
 
Algeria may receive two Russian Project 636E (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo) diesel-electric submarines (SSK) in 2018, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfer database.
     
Algeria may receive two Russian Project 636E (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo) diesel-electric submarines (SSK) in 2018, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfer database.
A Project 636 heavy diesel-electric submarine
     
The contract between Russia and Algeria for two Project 636E SSKs is supposed to have been signed in 2014. According to SIPRI, the delivery of the submarines is scheduled for 2018. SIPRI also mentions the contract for supply of two Project 20382 'Tigr' corvettes to Algerian Navy, which was probably signed in 2011. As the specialists of the institute pointed out, the delivery of both ships is scheduled for 2017.

Algerian Navy already operates four diesel electric submarines (SSK):
Two older generation Project 877EKM Kilo delivered in 1987 and 1988 and two new generation Project 636 Improved Kilo class (also known in Russia as Varshavyanka class) from a recent deal and delivered in 2010.

If it goes through, this new deal will make Algeria one of the strongest submarine force on the African continent and in the MENA region.

Algeria remains one of the biggest importers of Russian defense production. According to SIPRI, the combined Russian arms deliveries to the North African country in 1991-2015 were valued at USD8.27 billion.-
     
According to Rosoboronexport, Project 20382 Tigr corvette is smaller than a frigate but has an impressive weapon system: 8 SS-N-26 Yakhont/Onyx anti-ship cruise missiles, a 100 mm A190 gun, CIWS, anti-submarine missiles... The ship designed for fighting against enemy surface combatants, submarine and aircraft, for ensuring combat security of naval task forces or for engaging shore targets with artillery fire. This 1.900 t ship, export version of the Projet 20380 Steregushchy Class, has a range of up to 4000 nm at 14 kn.
Project 20380 Steregushchy class Corvette
     
According to Rosoboronexport, Project 20382 Tigr corvette is smaller than a frigate but has an impressive weapon system: 8 SS-N-26 Yakhont/Onyx anti-ship cruise missiles, a 100 mm A190 gun, CIWS, anti-submarine missiles... The ship designed for fighting against enemy surface combatants, submarine and aircraft, for ensuring combat security of naval task forces or for engaging shore targets with artillery fire. This 1.900 t ship, export version of the Projet 20380 Steregushchy Class, has a range of up to 4000 nm at 14 kn.
 

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