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Akula-Class (Project 971 Shchuka-B Class) Russian Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine

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notes"The Akula class is a nuclear-powered attack submarine of Soviet origin. The name Akula is the NATO reporting name for what is called the Project 971 Shchuka-B submarine in Russia. The Akula class was developed in the early 1980s in response to the US Los Angeles class and is considered a quantum leap forward in Soviet submarine technology. The Akula class is the follow-on to the Victor III and remains the most capable Russian attack submarine until the newer Yasen class is commissioned. The Akula hull design has been inspired by the Sierra class. The layout is conventional with the armament carried in the bow, the command and crew compartments in the bow and below the conning tower, and the propulsion system at the rear. The conning tower has an aerodynamic design and houses an escape pod for all its crew members. Noise reduction has been a key element in the design. The floors are suspended within the hull and anechoic tiles cover the external hull. The Akula is reported to be nearly as silent as the original US Los Angeles class. The improved Akula II has a longer hull to house noise-canceling equipment and is regarded slightly quieter than the improved Los Angeles class."
dateOfIntroduction1984
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Russian Federation"
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name"SSN AKULA PROJECT 971 CLASS"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Akula-Class (Project 971 Shchuka-B Class)"
name"Type"
value"Nuclear-Powered Attacked Submarine"
name"Builder"
value"PANTERA, VOLK, LEOPARD and TIGR: Sevmashpredpriyatiye, Severodvinsk, Russia Remainder: Zavod imeni Leninskiy Komsomol (Shipyard 199), Komsomolsk-na-Amur, Russia"
name"Crew"
value"73 (33 off. + 40 enl.)"
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name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"110.3 m"
name"Beam"
value"15.4 m"
name"Draft"
value"9.7 m"
name"Displacement, Surface"
value"8,140 tons"
name"Displacement, Submerged"
value"12,770 tons"
name"Propulsion System"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"1 x OK-9BM"
name"Engine Type"
value"pressurized-water nuclear reactor"
name"Engine Power"
value"47,600 total shp"
name"Auxiliary Power"
value"2 x 410-shp dc electric low-speed motors"
name"Surface Speed"
value"10 knots"
name"Submerged Speed"
value"35 knots"
name"Endurance"
value"100 days"
name"Missile Weapon System"
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name"Missile"
properties
name"Name"
value"18 x 9K32 Strela-2 (SA-7 Grail)"
name"Type"
value"Surface-to-Air Missile"
name"Launcher"
value"1 x shoulder-launched SAM system"
name"Length"
value"1.44 m"
name"Diameter"
value"72 mm"
name"Wingspan"
value"0.3 m"
name"Weight"
value"9.8 kg"
name"Guidance System"
value"Proportional navigation logic"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"3,700 m"
name"Flight Altitude"
value"50–1500 m"
name"Torpedo System"
properties
name"Bow Mounted Torpedo Tubes"
value"4 x bow 650-mm tubes [unknown no. Type 86R and Type 88R/SS-N-16 Stallion ASW missiles and/or Type 65-76 torpedoes carried] and 4 x bow 533-mm tubes [unknown no. Type 83RN and Type 84RN/SS-N-15 Starfish ASW missiles and RPK-55 Granat (SS-N-21 Sampson) missiles and/or USET-80 torpedoes carried]."
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Mine System"
properties
name"Mines"
value"42 x mines in lieu of missiles and/or torpedoes."
name"Radar Systems"
properties
name"Surface Search / Navigation Radar"
value"1 x MRK-50 Albatros-series (Snoop Pair) surface search/navigation."
name"Sonar Systems"
properties
name"Low-Frequency Sonar Suite"
value"1 x MGK-540 Skat-3 (Shark Gill) low-frequency suite"
name"Flank Array Sonar"
value"1 x passive flank array"
name"Low-Frequency Active / Passive Sonar"
value"1 x MGK-503 low frequency active/passive system"
name"High-Frequency Active Mind Avoidance Sonar"
value"1 x MG-519 high-frequency active mine avoidance"
name"Towed Passive Low-Frequency Hydrographic Array Sonar"
value"1 x large aperture towed passive low-frequency linear hydrographic array."
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"This class differs in appearance from the SIERRA-I and -II classes in having a longer, much more streamlined sail. There is a steel pressure hull rather than the titanium on the SIERRA-class boats. A detachable crew-escape compartment is located within the sail."
name"Countermeasures"
value"6 x 533-mm external tubes for MG-104 and MG-114 programmable torpedo decoys (2 per tube)."
name"NBC Water Washdown System"
value"Yes"
name"EW Intercept"
value"1 x Amber Light intercept and 1 x Rim Hat intercept."
name"Direction-Finder"
value"1 x Park Lamp direction-finder"
variants
name"Akula"
notes"Commissioned: 1984 Status: Decommissioned in 2001. Fleet: Pacific Fleet"
name"Ak Bars"
notes"Commissioned: 1988 Status: Decommissioned in 2002 Fleet: Northern Fleet"
name"Delfin"
notes"Commissioned: 1987 Status: Decommissioned in 2011. Fleet: Pacific Fleet"
name"Kashalot"
notes"Commissioned: 1988 Status: Decommissioned in 2019. Fleet: Pacific Fleet"
name"Pantera"
notes"Commissioned: 1990 Status: Active, overhaul, and modernization completed in 2007. Fleet: Northern Fleet"
name"Volk"
notes"Commissioned: 1991 Status: Overhaul and modernization to finish in 2023. Fleet: Northern Fleet"
name"Bratsk"
notes"Commissioned: 1989 Status: Overhaul and modernization to finish in the second half of 2021. Fleet: Northern Fleet"
name"Tigr"
notes"Commissioned: 1993 Status: Overhaul to finish in 2022. Fleet: Northern Fleet"
name"Magadan"
notes"Commissioned: 1990 Status: In overhaul from July 2019 to 2022. Fleet: Pacific Fleet"
name"Samara"
notes"Commissioned: 1995 Status: Modernization to finish in 2023. Fleet: Pacific Fleet"
type"WEG"
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