Russia’s Project 971 Akula-class Submarine K-175 Vepr
to join Navy in 2016 after repairs
The Northern Fleet’s K-157 Project 971 nuclear-powered submarine
Vepr will join Russia’s Navy in 2016 after repairs, the Zvyozdochka
Shipyard said in an annual report published on the Corporate Information
Disclosure Center’s website.
The Project 971 (NATO reporting name: Akula-class)
nuclear-powered submarine Vepr is armed with missiles and torpedoes.
According to the report, the nuclear-powered submarine Vepr has been
included in the program of the Nerpa Enterprise, an affiliate of the
Next time, the K-157 submarine is planned to be repaired in 3.5 years.
It was reported earlier that upgraded Project 971 Bars-class nuclear-powered
submarines would be equipped with missiles of the Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler)
The Project 971 nuclear-powered submarine is the third-generation submarine
designed to hit surface, underwater and ground targets with the use
of cruise missiles and 533mm and 650mm torpedoes. The submarine can
use 65-76 torpedoes, antisubmarine missile systems and Granat (SS-N-21
Sampson) cruise missiles. The submarine is equipped with a big number
of systems, including the MGK-540 Skat-3 sonar. The submarine features
a reduced acoustic signature typical for third-generation submarines.
This characteristic has brought Russia’s Project 971 nuclear-powered
submarine close to the US Los Angeles-class submarines.