MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Varshavyanka-class Project 636.3 submarine "Stary Oskol" arrived at Kola Bay in the Barents Sea earlier on Friday. The ship has greater range and cruising capacity and is the third of six Project 636.3 submarines commissioned for the Black Sea Fleet.
"The crew of Stary Oskol submarine will undergo a training cycle at the training base of the Kola Flotilla over the next several months," the Northern Fleet press service said.
The press service added that the crew of the vessel, commissioned in June of this year, will complete coursework and perform a series of weapons and equipment tests.
Construction of the remaining three Varshavyanka-class submarines is expected to be completed next year.
Russia is currently undergoing a $325-billion rearmament program to achieve a 70-percent modernization of its military by 2020.