Diesel-electric non-nuclear submarine «Kronstadt» project 677 type «Lada» will be the first submarine of the Navy, receiving the anaerobic — airindependent power installation. The device will allow the sub to float to the surface to recharge the batteries and replenish the air supply within a few weeks.
The first submarine of the Russian Navy, which receives the anaerobic — airindependent — propulsion system (VNEU), will be diesel-electric non-nuclear submarine «Kronstadt» project 677 type «Lada». About this newspaper «Izvestia».
With such a device, the sub will not need to surface to recharge the batteries and replenish the air supply, which is required for running diesel generators while submerged. Thus, the «Lada» will be able to stay under water, without revealing its presence to several weeks.
At the same time, airindependent power plant of Russian design is fundamentally different from their foreign counterparts. All matter is a method of producing hydrogen: the stock can not carry on Board, and get directly to WNEW with reforming diesel fuel.
As noted by the Director of FSUE «Krylov scientific center» Michael Zagorodnikov, detailed installation with a steam reformer with electrochemical generator on solid elements. Its industrial design.