first published on December 9, 2015 by Will
The stealth diesel-electric Russian submarine, Rostov-on-Don, is nicknamed “Black Hole” due to its self-proclaimed undetectability. The sub completed construction just last year, and the Russians claim it is the quietest submarine ever built.
Rostov-on-Don is armed with 533mm torpedoes and surface-to-air missiles, in addition to the Kalibr land attack cruise missiles just launched into Syria. The small sub can reach speeds of 40 Knots, carries a crew of 52 sailors, and can operate autonomously for six weeks, according to Russian state media.