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Encyclopedia > Kilo class submarine

An Iranian Kilo class submarine, the Yunes
Class overview
Builders: Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering “Rubin”
Operators: Naval flag of Soviet Union Soviet Navy
Naval flag of Russia Russian Navy
Naval flag of People's Republic of China People's Liberation Army Navy
Naval flag of Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
Naval flag of Indonesia Indonesian Navy
Naval flag of Poland Polish Navy
Naval flag of Romania Romanian Naval Forces
Naval flag of Algeria Algerian National Navy
Naval flag of India Indian Navy
Preceded by: Tango class submarine
Followed by: Lada class submarine
Commissioned: April 1982
Ships in class: 57
Ships active: 16
Ships laid up: 8
Ships out of service: 1
General Characteristics
Displacement: 4000 tons submerged
Length: 74 m
Beam: 9.9 m
Draft: 6.5 m
Propulsion
and power:
Diesel-electric propulsion
2 x 1000 kW Diesel generators
1 x 5,500-6,800 shp Propulsion motor
1 x fixed-pitch Propeller
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Test depth: 300 m
Range: 7,500 miles (12,100 km)
Complement: 52
Armament: 6 553 mm torpedo tubes
18 torpedoes
24 mines
8 SA-N-8 Gremlin or 8 SA-N-10 Gimlet Surface-to-air missiles (export submarines may not be equipped with air defense weapons)


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 known in Russia as Project 877 Paltus (Turbot). There is also a more advanced version, which is known in the west as Improved Kilo and in Russia as Project 636. The Kilo will be succeeded by the Lada class submarine, which began sea trials in 2005. Kilo class submarine File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Saint Petersburg (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... The Soviet Navy (Russian: Военно-морской флот СССР, Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR, literally Naval military forces of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet armed forces. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Russia. ... The Russian Navy or VMF (Russian: Военно-Морской Флот (ВМФ) - Voyenno- Morskoy Flot (VMF) or Military Maritime Fleet) is the naval arm of the Russian armed forces. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... One of Irans 6 Kilo class submarines The Iranian Navy has traditionally been the smallest branch of Irans armed forces and is designed solely for securing its own ports and coast, with little in the way of striking power. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Jalaseva Jayamahe On the Sea We Are Glorious The Indonesian Navy (Indonesian: Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut, TNI-AL) is the territorial force responsible for the patrol of Indonesias immense coastline. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Poland. ... Flag of the Polish Navy Polish Navy Ensign The Polish Navy (Marynarka Wojenna RP, MW RP) is the branch of Polands armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... The coat of arms of the Romanian Naval Forces Staff Romanian naval jack (N O T) The Romanian Navy is the navy of Romania; it operates in the Black Sea. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Algeria. ... The armed forces of Algeria is comprised of the Peoples National Army (ANP), Algerian National Navy (MRA), Air Force (QJJ), and Territorial Air Defense Force. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_India. ... The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. ... A Tango class submarine in the North Atlantic The Tango class was the NATO reporting name of a type of military diesel-electric submarine that was built in the 1970s and early 1980s in the Soviet Union. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Saint-Petersburg class submarine. ... A number of vehicles use a diesel-electric powerplant for providing locomotion. ... ... For other uses, see Propeller (disambiguation). ... The torpedo, historically called a locomotive torpedo, is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ... A modern torpedo, historically called a self propelled torpedo, is a self-propelled guided projectile that (after being launched above or below the water surface) operates underwater and is designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ... Polish wz. ... An SA-14 missile and launch tube. ... Akash Missile Firing French Air Force Crotale battery Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ... This article is about the military alliance. ... A number of vehicles use a diesel-electric powerplant for providing locomotion. ... For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ... Genera Lepidorhombus Phrynorhombus Psetta Scophthalmus Zeugopterus Turbots or windowpanes (family Scophthalmidae) are a group of fish found in marine or brackish waters. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Saint-Petersburg class submarine. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The boats are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submarine operations in relatively shallow waters. Kilo class submarines are capable of operating very quietly. Project 636, sometimes called by the US Navy "The Black Hole" for its uncanny ability to "disappear", is thought to be one of the quietest diesel-electric submarine classes in the world. [1]


Anechoic tiles are fitted on casings and fins to absorb the sonar sound waves of active sonar, which results in a reduction and distortion of the return signal. These Anechoic tiles help attenuate sounds that are emitted from the submarine, thus reducing the range of which the sub may be detected by hostile passive sonar. [1] The F70 type frigates (here, La Motte-Picquet) are fitted with VDS (Variable Depth Sonar) type DUBV43 or DUBV43C tugged sonars Sonar (sound navigation and ranging) is a technique that uses sound propagation under water to navigate or to detect other watercraft. ...

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Operators

Soviet Kilo class submarine.
Soviet Kilo class submarine.

The first boat entered service in the Soviet Navy in 1982, and submarines of these types are still in use with the Russian navy. As of November 2006, 16 vessels were believed to be in active service and 8 vessels were thought to be in reserve [2]. An additional 29 vessels have been exported to various countries: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3000 × 2400 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3000 × 2400 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Soviet Navy (Russian: Военно-морской флот СССР, Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR, literally Naval military forces of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet armed forces. ...

  • Algeria (2 Kilo; Rajs Hadi Mubarek and El Hadi Slimane, operational since 1987, refitted in 1990)
  • People's Republic of China (2 Kilo, 2 Improved Kilo, and 8 further Improved Kilo)
  • India (10 Kilo known as the Sindhughosh Class )
  • Indonesia (2 Improved Kilo on order in 2006)
  • Iran (3 Kilo)[3]
  • Libya has decided to buy Kilo-636 submarines . An order is expected soon.
  • Venezuela has decided to buy Kilo-636 and Amur 677E submarines . An order is expected soon.
Polish Kilo class ORP Orzeł submarine, view from circa 1993
Polish Kilo class ORP Orzeł submarine, view from circa 1993
  • Poland (1 Kilo - The ORP Orzel)
  • Romania (1 Kilo - The Dolphin. This vessel has been inoperable for the past 10 years missing batteries (3mil EURO approx cost)[4])

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Specifications

A Chinese Kilo class submarine being delivered from Russia as deck cargo in 1995.

There are several variants of the Kilo class, and these specifications may not apply to all variants. The figures given below should be regarded as rough estimates. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2868x1936, 1051 KB)The second Chinese Navy Russian built Kilo class diesel powered submarine being delivered as deck cargo on board the commercial semi-submersible heavy-lift cargo ship SS Sea Team. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2868x1936, 1051 KB)The second Chinese Navy Russian built Kilo class diesel powered submarine being delivered as deck cargo on board the commercial semi-submersible heavy-lift cargo ship SS Sea Team. ...

  • Displacement:
    • 2,300-2,350 tons surfaced
    • 3,000-4,000 tons submerged
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 70-74 meters
    • Beam: 9.9 meters
    • Draft: 6.2-6.5 meters
  • Maximum speed
    • 10-12 knots surfaced
    • 17-25 knots submerged
  • Propulsion: Diesel-electric 5,900 shp
  • Maximum depth: 300 meters (240-250 meters operational)
  • Endurance
    • 400 nautical miles (700 km) at 3 knots (6 km/h) submerged
    • 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 7 knots (13 km/h) snorkeling (7,500 miles for the Improved Kilo class)
    • 45 days sea endurance
  • Armament
    • Air defence: 8 SA-N-8 Gremlin or SA-N-10 Gimlet Surface-to-air missiles (export submarines may not be equipped with air defense weapons)
    • Torpedoes: 18 torpedoes or 24 mines, six 533 mm torpedo tubes
  • Crew, persons 52
  • Price per unit is 200 - 250 million $ (China paid approx. 1,5 - 2 billion $ for 8 Project 636 Kilo class submarines)

An SA-14 missile and launch tube. ... Akash Missile Firing French Air Force Crotale battery Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ... The torpedo, historically called a locomotive torpedo, is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ...

See also

  • INS Sindhurakshak - an Indian submarine of the Kilo class
  • Patrick Robinson - author of the novels Nimitz Class and Kilo Class; both describe hypothetical situations involving Kilo class submarines, though lacking credible detail. The Kilo is portrayed in many of Robinson's other novels, where the the ships' stealth may be overemphasized.
  • List of ships of Algeria
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The INS Sindhurakshak is an ex-Russian Kilo class naval submarine which India bought in 1997 and was delivered in 1998. ... Patrick Robinson is a novelist and former newspaper columnist. ... The list of ships of Algeria includes all ships designed, built, or operated in or by Algeria. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.brtsis.com/kilo.htm
  1. ^ http://www.brtsis.com/kilo.htm

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