Russia to enter 4 surface ships to service by the new year
The Russian Navy is scheduled to enter service with a minesweeper, a large amphibious assault ship and two new corvettes by the end of this year, Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov announced.
“In December, the large amphibious assault ship Pyotr Morgunov, the corvette Aldar Tsydenzhapov and the mine countermeasures ship Yakov Balyayev will become operational in the Navy. There are also plans to accept the corvette Gremyashchiy for service," said Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov.
This year, 40 warships, submarines, support vessels and craft for the Russian Navy were designed by shipbuilders.
Russian shipbuilders are also continuing to serially build Borei-A strategic underwater missile cruisers, Yasen-M multi-purpose nuclear submarines, Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines, ocean-going frigate-class ships, corvettes and small-scale Navy missile ships, the admiral said.
In an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on December 9, Northern Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev said that the state trials of the most recent Yasen-M nuclear-powered submarine Kazan project were expected to be completed by the end of this year.
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