The submarine arrived at Cam Ranh Port on February 2 (Photo:VNA)
Khanh Hoa (VNA) – The heavy lift vessel Rolldock Storm, carrying the Kilo submarine Russia built for Vietnam , arrived at Cam Ranh Port in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on February 2 after a voyage from Russia .

The submarine, named HQ-186 Da Nang, is the fifth of the six Kilo-class submarines Vietnam purchased from Russia to modernise its navy, enhancing its capacity to defend the country’s territorial waters.

With a displacement of 3,000-3,950 tonnes, the nearly 74m-long submarine can operate at a maximum depth of 300 metres and a range of 6,000-7,500 nautical miles for 45 days with 52 crew members.

The submarine will launch within a couple of days.

In 2014 and early 2015, four submarines of the same class were handed over to Submarine Brigade 189 under the Vietnamese Navy, namely HQ-182 Hanoi, HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City, HQ-184 Hai Phong and HQ-185 Khanh Hoa.-VNA