MESSALI EL HADJ class Weapon Systems // Ships // Submarines

Country of Origin: Algeria

The KILO class is a modern diesel-electric submarine built in Russia and exported to a number of countries with considerable success. The hull form is similar to the U.S. ALBACORE (AGSS-569) tear-drop design, and is doubled-hulled. Algeria originally acquired two Project 877EKM KILO-class subs in October 1987 and January 1988 (see separate RAIS HADJ MUBAREK-class record). These units replaced the two ROMEO-class boats previously acquired that were loaned to Algeria in 1982/1983. An...


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