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First Type 636 diesel submarine (SSK) ordered by Vietnam arrived at Cam Ranh base.

| 2014
Naval Forces News - Vietnam
First Type 636 diesel submarine (SSK) ordered by Vietnam arrived at Cam Ranh base
The first of six diesel-electric submarines (SSK) of Project 636 (Kilo/Varshavyanka class), built at Admiralty Shipyards (United Shipbuilding Corporation), was delivered at Cam Ranh Bay naval base, Vietnam. The submarine named "Hanoi" was transported with heavy lift vessel Rolldock Sea.
India has begun training of some 500 Vietnamese sailors in the art of submarine warfare operations, reported local daily The Times of India Saturday. During talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong last Wednesday, it was decided that India will transfer four naval offshore patral vessels to Vietnam under a 100 million U.S. dollar credit line, said the newspaper.
A Project 636 heavy diesel-electric submarine.
Vietnam has ordered six submarine of this class from Russia
Contract to supply six submarines for Vietnam was signed in 2009 during the visit to Moscow of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Besides the construction of submarines contract provides training Vietnamese crews, as well as the delivery of necessary equipment and technical equipment.

Crews for the submarines will be trained in India.

According to Rosoboronexport, Project 636 proved highly effective while operated by naval forces of several countries.

Unparalleled in her technical and operational specifications, the ship is designed to conduct effective anti-sub warfare along with the capability to engage surface ships and coastal targets of potential adversary striking operations both independently or as part of a larger task force. Increased output of the main propulsion plant allowed to enhance significantly her submerged speed alongside with endurance range up to 7500 miles. Furthermore, she is one of the world’s quietest diesel-electric submarines providing guaranteed early enemy detection and long-range attack as well as evasive maneuverability and concealment.

Outstanding fighting efficiency of the project 636 submarine is supported by the Club-S missile system, intended for engaging all types of surface, submerged and coastal targets with unrivalled 3M-54E cruise missiles in the background of active electronic and firing counter effort. Capable of striking targets 275 km away, the system considerably strengthens combat stability of the DE submarine when facing enemy countermeasures. Wide use of the Club-S cruise missile system may result in drastic change of the entire sea battle nature in favor of the owner.

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