VNEU submarines for the Russian Navy will create in 2023
Air-independent (anaerobic) power plant (VNEU) for submarines of the Russian Navy will create until the end of 2023, now there are design works, said the General Director of United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov.
In October 2019 TSKB "the ruby" (the developer VNEU) and the Ministry signed a state contract for the pilot of the ship sample WNEW.
The main advantage of WNEW — increase the stealth of the submarine. The submarine gets the opportunity a few weeks under water without surfacing to charge the batteries.
Previously, the command of the Navy has repeatedly stated about the possibility of equipping the submarines of project 677 "Lada" AIP, the development of which for many years leads CDB me "Rubin", but this has not happened yet.