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At the experimental research base of the Research Institute of Rescue and Underwater Technologies of the Military Educational and Scientific Center in the city of Lomonosov, training was held using the new equipment of the SSP-M rescue submariner with the development of practical exits of test divers through the torpedo tube and the submarine’s escape hatch.

After checking the equipment for leaks, the divers were placed in the tube of the torpedo tube, and the back cover of the device was battened down. Further, after equalizing the pressure, the torpedo tube was filled with water and the divers, using the free ascent method, emerged through the front cover of the torpedo tube to the water surface from a given depth.

All elements of the rescue training program were completed successfully. Such trainings are conducted on the basis of the Research Institute of Rescue and Underwater Technologies on an ongoing basis, which allows maintaining a high level of preparedness of both diving specialists of the Navy and members of submarine crews of the Russian Navy.

It is worth noting that the SSP-M equipment, in which the trainings were practiced, is the result of large-scale development work to modernize the SSP equipment of the previous generation. A distinctive feature of the new rescue equipment is the ability of a submariner to exit through a rescue hatch in equipment from depths of up to 200 meters without a breathing apparatus.

The SSP-M equipment surpasses the SSP equipment in such characteristics as the ascent rate, heat-shielding properties, ergonomics, the assigned service life, as well as the degree of safety of the submariner when exiting through the escape hatch and torpedo tube when leaving the submarine.

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