The Russian state-owned design bureau for marine engineering, who design 85% of the nation’s submarines, have unveiled their new multifunctional submarine project
Russia’s state-owned design bureau for marine engineering, Rubin, has unveiled a project for a 72-metre long submarine, which has a displacement of 1,300 tons.
The new project is a modified version of the Guardian submarine that the company, which design 85% of Russia’s submarines, are already working on.
This 2.0 version of the Strazh submarine is 72-metres long and has a displacement of 1,300 tons.
Rubin said that the ship was designed to be multifunctional, which is a response to Russia’s cut to defense spending.
The Russian Government reduced its defense budget to mitigate the economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Russia’s new submarine is suitable for guarding its coastal territories and could quickly be put on combat duty during a conflict, according to Rubin.
The increased length of the submarine allows Rubin’s engineers to include several more features, such as a reduced radar signature, improved stability, and better integration of weapon platforms.
The submarine also has a sonar antenna and radar stations.
The marine machine is designed to reach a maximum speed of 21 knots (nautical miles per hour), according to preliminary data.
This speed is achieved by integrating a more powerful power plant and reducing resistance to movement in the surface position.
The submarine’s armament, which is amped up as high as possible, includes a small-calibre automatic machine gun, two cruise missiles, and four torpedo tubes, each 324mm.
Engineers have optimized the submarine’s space by building in two multifunctional airtight hangar doors, which can store boats, additional weapon systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
In addition to designing submarines, Rubin is responsible for creating marine complexes, offshore structures, and training bases.