“The Navy’s combat readiness and
mobility will grow,” said Putin, “Its material and technical facilities will be built up. The coastal infrastructure will be modernized. New ships will be built,” Putin pledged.
He noted that last year, as many as 26 warships had been floated out and seven ships had been transferred to the Navy, including the Yuri Dolgoruky and Alexander Nevsky strategic nuclear submarines.
Apart from that, the Severodvinsk nuclear submarine with cruise missiles, which has already passed builder’s tests, will soon take up combat duty. Sixty more ships, boats and support vessels are under construction. Eleven vessels have recently been laid down.
The Knyaz Oleg strategic missile cruiser will be the fifth 995A Borei class submarine, while the multipurpose nuclear submarine Krasnoyarsk will be the fourth 885M Yasen class vessel.
The Sevmash shipyard has already handed over two Borei-class nuclear submarines to the Russian Navy: the Yuri Dolgorukiy and
Alexander Nevsky. The third sub of this type – the Vladimir Monomakh – is expected to come into service with the Russian Navy in 2014.
The Yuri Dolgorukiy nuclear submarine, the first modernized Borei class ship, is still under
construction. It was laid down in Severodvinsk in July 2012 in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian Navy adopted the Severodvinsk Yasen-class multi-purpose nuclear attack submarine for reliability field testing in late 2013. The second 885M Yasen-class submarine Kazan was laid down in 2009. The third submarine Novosibirsk was laid down in 2013.
The Tap Blog is a collective of like-minded researchers and writers who’ve joined forces to distribute information and voice opinions avoided by the world’s media.