Unbuilt Russian special mission submarines

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In 2010 the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade patented a ‘Multifunctional underwater station (MPS) (Russian: Многофункциональная подводная станция (МПС). Two years later Russian submarine design bureau Lazurite proposed the same design for a range of underwater engineering tasks. Although presented as a civilian platform the design gives us good insight into the Russian ‘deep station’ spy submarines operated by GUGI (Main Directorate of Deep-Sea Research, Military Unit 40056). Critically, the design is quite slow (just 12 knots) but has a massive 1,060 cubic meter integral payload bay (about as large as a three story house) allowing it to place or retrieve large items on the sea floor.

Lazerite listed its roles as all-weather and under-ice underwater search / survey, scientific research, underwater engineering and ‘general diving operations. More info http://www.hisutton.com/Unbuilt_Russian_Spy_Subs.html





 

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Next lot, Rubin 'civilian' arctic engineering designs as part of project Iceberg. Currently on display in Russia. http://www.hisutton.com/Russian_Arctic_Update.html



Seismic survey sub, 135.5m x 14.5m, 16500t, nuclear powered with 30 days endurance. ROV hangar in bow.



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So a possible sea glider type, and a deployment means for those movable underwater reactor powerplants
 

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covert_shores said:
Seismic survey sub, 135.5m x 14.5m, 16500t, nuclear powered with 30 days endurance. ROV hangar in bow.

Huge news, according to TASS (http://tass.com/defense/944338), this submarine is to be built in 2020 (ignore stock submarine image in article)
 

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Added another to Covert Shores (http://www.hisutton.com/Malachite_arctic_submarine.html), this time from Malachite (http://www.malachite-spb.ru/223/). Most interesting feature is that it has an ice breaking bow, which i think is unique for a submarine.
 

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