The Ministry of Defense confirmed that Russian submarines will receive a new protective coating. The work schedule for equipping submarines with the latest coating has already been approved.
The military department confirmed that, first of all, the new protective coating will be received by the Borea strategic submarine missile carriers and the Yasen multifunctional submarines, which are still under construction.
In the future, it is planned to equip other submarines with the latest coating, which will undergo scheduled repairs. At the same time, the composition of the coating is kept secret.
According to the former commander of the submarine missile carrier Igor Kurdin, the first such ships were built without coating, but after the first modernization they got it.
They were covered with special rubber. It was called “anti-sonar coating type” Meduza “. It was thought to have two functions. The first is to screen the noise inside the submarine. And the second – greatly reduces the sonar reflection, as it were, extinguishes the sonar beam. Naturally, science does not stand still, and the coating that will be used now will become more effective in its qualities. With it, it will be more difficult for the enemy to detect the noise of the ship’s mechanisms, and it will also reduce its visibility for active sonars. It is clear that, first of all, the new coating should be installed on the most valuable combat units – submarine missile carriers of the “Borey” type and boats of the “Ash” project.