Naval submarine facility
Iran has 3 Russian Type 877 EKM Kilo-class submarines. Kilo is a submarine that became ops in 1980. The Iranian Kilos are Type 877EKM export versions (appx 10 meters longer than the original Kilos) and are equipped with advanced command and control systems.
A Type 877EKM has a teardrop hull coated with anechoic tiles reducing noise. Displacing appx 3,076 tons when submerged and 2,325 tons when surfaced. Dimensions: 72.6 meters long, 9.9 meters in beam, draught of 6.6 meters and powered by 3 1,895 HP generator sets,
One 5,900 SHP electric motor with a six-bladed propeller.
Crew of 52 and endurance of 45 days. Its maximum submerged speed is 17 kts and its max surface speed is 10 kts.
Each Kilo has 6 530 mm torpedo tubes, including 2 wired guided torpedo tubes.
Peacetime bases: Chahbahar and Bandar Abbas.
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