Russia Developing New Submarine with Two Hulls


Russia’s advanced multipurpose nuclear submarine will have two hulls and a displacement of less than 12,000 tons. This was announced by Deputy Director of the Malakhit Design Bureau Nikolay Novoselov.

“The submarine will have a displacement of up to 12,000 tons, like the Yasen project. We are developing the fifth generation on our own initiative, the Defence Ministry has not presented a technical assignment yet,” Mr. Novoselov said, noting that there are technical requirements, which the Russian Navy will observe in any case.

“The concept of a dual hull (durable internal and light external) is also a tradition of the Russian submarine production. We believe that it is more advantageous design than a single hull,” the designer pointed out, adding that the Yasen-M multipurpose nuclear submarines are different from the conventional Yasen project in terms of their electronic equipment.


Posted on December 16, 2014, in Defence Industry News, Shipbuilding Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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