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Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
 Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod
Project 06363 / Improved Kilo class submarine

Kilo class is the NATO reporting name for a type of military diesel-electric submarines that are made in Russia. The original version of these vessels is designated in Russia Project 877 "Paltus" (Turbot). There is also a more advanced version, which is designated in the west Improved Kilo and in Russia as Project 06363. Nicknamed the “Black Hole” submarine by the U.S. Navy, the Improved Kilos are extremely quiet.

The ships are powered by two diesel generators and an electric drive, giving them enough power to make ten knots at the surface and seventeen knots underwater. They are not fast submarines. They have a range of six thousand to 7500 nautical miles.The ship has a rubbery anechoic coating to deaden noise emanating from the submarine, which occasionally gives the submarines a blocky appearance noticeable in photographs. The sensor suite consists of the MGK-400 Rubikon (Shark Gill) low-frequency active and passive radar suite with a passive hull array. It also has a MG519 Mouse Roar high-frequency radar for target classification and mine avoidance. For simple surface navigation and search the Kilos are equipped with the MRK-50 Albatros radar.

Submarine have six torpedo tubes of standard 533-millimeter diameter, and were originally configured to carry homing torpedoes and eighteen SS-N-15A Starfish antisubmarine missiles. On the Improved Kilos, two of the torpedo tubes are capable of firing wire-guided torpedoes. One major improvement of the Project 06363 is the ability to launch Kalibr cruise missiles. Kalibr is a versatile class of missile with land-attack, antiship, and antisubmarine warfare versions.

Submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod laid down 30 October 2014 at the Admiralty Shipyard, Saint Petersburg (yard No.01674), launched 18 March 2016, commissioned 26 October 2016. This submarine is the fifth in the group of six submarines of project 06363 (Varshavyanka Mod) built for the Black Sea Fleet.

31 October 2017 submarine B-268 Veliky Novgorod has fired a barrage of Kalibr cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea at targets in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor governorate, destroying Islamic State command posts, fortifications and arms depots. The targets included several command points and a large weapons depot near the village of Abu Kemal, both of which were destroyed by the strike. A large group of militants was also successfully targeted.

Now in service.

Displacement (tons):
Dimensions (m):
Speed (knots):
Submerged: 19,8
Under snorkel:7500 nmi (7 knots)
Submerged:400 nmi (3 knots)
Diving depth (m):
Endurance (days):45
Propulsion:1x5800 hp PG-141M electric motor, 1x150 hp PG-142 electric motor, 1 fixed pitch propeller, 2x1500 kW 4DL-42M diesel-generators

8x1 9K310 «Igla-1» SAM system launchers (9M313 missiles)
6 533 mm bow torpedo tubes - 18 torpedoes 53-65K, 53-56B, 53-56BA, SET-53M, TEST-71M, USET-80, MG-74 «Korund-2» torpedo decoy, «Kalibr-PL» missile complex (3M54K, 3M14K missiles) or 24 DM-1 mines


MRK-50 «Kaskad» radar complex, MRP-25 ESM radar system, «Khrom-M» IFF, MGK-400 «Rubikon» sonar complex, MG-519 «Arfa» mine detection sonar, MG-512 «Vint» self-cavitation measurement sonar, MG-53 noise detection sonar, MG-553 «Shkert», MVU-110EM «Uzel» combat information control system, «Andoga» navigation complex

Complement:60 (16 officers)
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