A ceremony was held at Cam Ranh Port in the central province of Khanh Hoa to receive the HQ 182-Hanoi submarine.

The newly-named Kilo-636 submarine is the first of six diesel-powered 636 Varshavyanka attacking models that Vietnam bought from Russia to enhance its navy’s capacity in defending the country’s territorial waters.

Deputy Minister of National Defence and Navy Command Admiral Nguyen Van Hien, who chaired the January 15 event, said the crew of the submarine should be deeply aware of their political missions and targets.

Captain Nguyen Van Quan said the sailors will work very hard to make effective use of this modern submarine.

Having a displacement of 3,000-3,950 tonnes, the 73.8 m long submarine can operate at a maximum depth of 300 metres and at a range of 6,000-7,500 nautical miles for 45 days and nights with 52 crewmembers.

It has the quietest engine in the world and is the best choice for reconnaissance and patrols.-VNA