|Name:||Amur class submarine|
|Builders:||Rubin Design Bureau, Admiralty Shipyard, Saint Petersburg.|
|Preceded by:||Lada class|
|Displacement:||950 long tons (970 t) surfaced|
|Length:||58.8 m (192 ft 11 in)|
|Beam:||5.65 m (18 ft 6 in)|
|Height:||6.4 m (21 ft 0 in)|
|Speed:||20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)|
|Range:||350 nmi (650 km) AIP
3,000 nmi (5,600 km) Snorkel
|Test depth:||250 m (820 ft)|
|Armament:||• 4 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
• 16 torpedoes
• 10 VLS cells
The Amur class submarine (named for the Amur River), is one of the latest Russian submarine designs. It is advertised as an export version of the Lada class, a modernised version of the Kilo-class submarine with improved acoustic stealth, new combat systems, and an option for air-independent propulsion (AIP).
The new vessels are the fourth generation of the Kilo submarine family, with two models developed.
As advertised, the Amur-1650 is larger and intended for longer missions. The Amur-950 is armed with a VLS missile system capable of salvo-fire at multiple predesignated targets. Sonar signatures of these submarines are several times lower than the older “Kilo” class submarines. Both designs are equipped with electronic warfare armament of the newer generation created on the basis of the latest science and technology. They can be outfitted with AIP fuel cells, considerably improving submerged endurance and range. AIP capability can be added in a hull extension plug either during new build construction, or as a refit to existing boats.
Rubin Central Design Bureau's chief designer for the Amur 1650 and 950 is Yuri Kormilitsyn. As the further development of ideas already implemented in Kilo class submarines, Amur boats are single-hulled, with minimal displacement allowing for reduced noise signature and improved propulsion quality. A totally new main electric engine using permanent magnets is in development/construction and projected to give high energy conversion efficiency even at low cruise speeds.
|Model:||Amur 950||Amur 1650|
|1,065/ ?||1,765/ ?|
|Armament:||4 533mm tubes, 16 torps., missiles, mines total.
10 vertical silos for BrahMos missiles
|6 533mm tubes, 18 torps.,mines total.|
No ships of this class built yet. Russia has offered the sub for sale to India. On 4 July 2013, Rosoboronexport announced they will offer the Amur 1650 to the Moroccan Navy if they announce a tender for new submarines.
China has signed a memorandum to purchase four boats.
- S1000 submarine class, A joint development between Rubin Design Bureau of Russia and Fincantieri of Italy.
- Kilo-class submarine
- http://www.ckb-rubin.ru/en/projects/naval_engineering/conventional_submarines/amur_950/ Rubin Design
- www.ckb-rubin.ru // Amur 1650
- www.ckb-rubin.ru // Amur 950
- Morocco; Russia offers Amur class diesel submarines - Dmilt.com, 14 July 2013
- "China in talks for more Russian arms as tensions with Japan rise". www.wantchinatimes.com. WantChinaTimes.com. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.