Russian navy to get new submarines and ships

Publish date: December 1, 2005

In 2006, the Russian navy will continue its renewal program for submarine and surface forces, the chief commander of the Russian Navy Vladimir Masorin said to the daily Krasnaya Zvezda.

The navy rearmament program stipulates construction of the new missiles strategic submarine, which should become the basis for the future Russian submarine fleet. Besides, a multipurpose submarine and a diesel submarine are under construction now. These three projects on the submarine forces should be implemented in the nearest years. According to Masorin, the navy is to receive a new ballistic missile Bulava already in 2007. Yury Dolgoruky nuclear submarine should also enter service in 2007 and be armed with the Bulava missiles. The surface forces will receive a new corvette, a frigate and a few destroyers. The ships will be constructed with the new technologies, reported Krasnaya Zvezda.