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    The Russian Pacific Fleet will get first two Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines (Project 636.3, NATO reporting name Improved Kilo) in 2019, Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said on Friday.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Two Varshavyanka-class submarines Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Volkhov were laid down on Friday at the Admiralteiskie Verfi (Admiralty Shipyards) plant in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.

    "The [production] cycle of a submarine is decreasing, becomes less than three years. That is why we will look forward to the new submarines and we will run up a flag of the Russian Navy when in 2019 you hand over first two submarines to us," Borisov said.

    He said that the new submarines would protect the eastern borders of Russia.

    The Varshavyanka-class (Project 636.3) is an improved version of Kilo-class submarines that features elements of advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and the ability to strike land, surface and underwater targets. A total of six such submarines have already been constructed for the country's Black Sea Fleet. The Pacific Fleet will get the same number of such submarines.

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    submarine, Varshavyanka-class (Project 636.3) submarine, Russian Pacific Fleet, St. Petersburg, Russia
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