636.3 submarines cover amphibious landing on Crimean beach during snap
Project 636.3 (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo-class) diesel-electric
submarines of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet have covered
an amphibious landing operation in Crimea as part of the ongoing snap
inspection of the Russian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry’s
press office told journalists.
new Project 636 (Varshavyanka) diesel-electric submarine (SSK) "B-261
Novorossiysk" transiting in Belgium's EEZ. File Picture:
the maneuvers, large amphibious assault ships landed Marines and their
combat vehicles on a beach in the Opuk Training Area in the Kerch Peninsula.
"Two diesel-electric submarines of the Black Sea Fleet have been
used as antisubmarine escort of the landing force," the press office
The Black Sea Fleet operates four Project 636.3 submarines - the Stary
Oskol, Rostov-on-Don, Novorossiisk and Krasnodar. In all, the fleet
is to have six ships of the class.