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Navy (Navy) Russia will purchase six transparent submersibles that will be used for carrying out special underwater operations. On Wednesday, January 9, reports TASS citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
“The device will have the shape of a ball with a transparent body made of acrylic and titanium, the engine will be electric, which provides continuous operation for at least a day,” the source said, noting that the bearer of the submarine can be almost any civilian or military vessel.
According to the interlocutor of Agency, the creation of a bathyscaphe at the request of “Gazprom” will be engaged CB “malachite”. The cost of development is estimated at more than 1 billion rubles. It is expected that work on the submarine will begin in 2019 and be completed by 2022. The baseline plan to be used for inspection runs along the bottom of pipelines and Troubleshooting on them.
In this case, as the source noted, the apparatus is already interested in and the Main Directorate for deep sea research of the Ministry of defense of Russia, which considers it as a means for conducting special operations under water. In particular, the submarine, whose crew will consist of three persons, will perform various works to a depth of 2.5 kilometers. It is assumed that the Northern, black sea and Pacific fleets will receive two such apparatus each.
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