Russian Kilo-class submarines show in Abu Dhabi to the Middle East market
Russian Navy Kilo-class conventional submarines
“Business24/7 News,” February 25 reported that Russia’s Ninth International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi (IDEX-2009) on display at the famous “base Los “(Kilo)-class attack submarine model aims to demonstrate the strength of the Russian Navy.
in the 1990s, Russia’s export to Iran of the three “Kilo” class submarines, although the United States and other Western powers have expressed strong opposition to the transaction. Defense Exhibition of Russia to participate in the representative said, Russia has exported to many countries of the submarine, including China, India, Indonesia, Libya, Romania, Poland and Venezuela.
known as “sea black hole” and “Kilo” class diesel submarines has been recognized as the world’s most advanced submarines. The submarine is mainly used for anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare to protect the naval base, shore facilities, the safety of sea routes, but also for the implementation of the general investigation and patrol. The submarine has been recognized as one of the world’s quietest submarine. The submarine has six transverse bulkheads separated by a watertight compartment, even if the submarine perforation, and even a submarine’s watertight compartment and two adjacent ballast water tanks, and submarines of this design can make a good reserve buoyancy, the submarine can safety surface.
“Kilo” class submarine is about 74 meters, maximum dive depth of 300 meters, can accommodate 52 crew and is equipped with six torpedo missiles. The submarine builder Rubin said the submarine noise of other important advantage is very small, has a powerful automatic weapons and missile maintenance easy. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Wu Xiaolan)