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Built In 1970, Repaired Sub Heads For Sea Trials

April 26 2012


Ukraine has begun the first phase of sea trials in the Black Sea for its only submarine, reports the Ukrainian News Agency.

On Thursday, the Zhaporozye, a Soviet-era Foxtrot-class submarine, left the shipyard in Sevastopol this week, according to a Defense Ministry release.

The boat, built in 1970, has been under repairs since 1991.

The tests will focus on the diesel-electric submarine's engines, said officials.

The sub has been upgraded, reported RIA Novosti.

The sub...

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