Russian nuclear submarine cheetah Indian Navy will be delivered this fall
Data Figure: Russian Navy,” Akula II “class nuclear submarine
cheetah June 2, RIA Novosti reported that Russian military-technical cooperation Dmitriev, Head of Service (Mikhail Dmitriyev) said that Russia will deliver to India this fall, “Cheetah” (Nerpa) nuclear-powered submarine. India plans to lease the submarine for 10 years.
Dmitriev met with Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation in the high-level oversight committee held a reporter after the conference, he said at the meeting, the submarine crew training has been completed, the submarine’s test work is under way among all of the work will be completed soon. Dmitriev said that Russia will be in October or November this year will be K-152 “Cheetah” was delivered to the Indian Navy submarine.
India invested $ 650 million before financing Russia’s construction of “Cheetah” submarine, January 2004, Russia and India signed the lease agreement submarine. “Cheetah” submarine “Akula – II” (Akula-II) in a submarine. “Acura – II” class submarine is considered to be all Russian nuclear-powered submarine of the most quiet and lethal submarines. As originally planned, the submarine should be delivered in November 2008, the Indian Navy, but technical problems caused the delivery delay. Later, in November 2008 carried out sea trials, the boat automatic fire extinguishing system failure led to 20 crew were killed. The repair cost 1.9 billion rubles, the current “Cheetah” submarine can be fully operational.
Dmitriev also expressed hope that Russia and India also signed a joint development in the next three months, the fifth-generation fighter contract. Before Russia and India agreed in 2016 in the Russian T-50 fifth generation fighter prototype, based on the development of single-seat and double seat two fighters. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Wu Xiaolan)