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Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to get 12 warships in 2019

December 10, 2018, 13:10 UTC+3 SEVASTOPOL

All vessels expected to be accepted for service are now serial-produced

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SEVASTOPOL, December 10. /TASS/. The Russian Black Sea Fleet is expected to get six warships of various classes and six support vessels in 2019, Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev said on Monday.

As was reported earlier, the latest corvette Orekhovo-Zuyevo armed with Kalibr cruise missiles was accepted for service in the Russian Black Sea Fleet in a solemn ceremony on Monday.

Before the end of the year, the St. Andrew’s flag is due to be raised aboard the new patrol ship Vasily Bykov. In 2019, the patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev, the ocean minesweeper Ivan Antonov and a fast-speed amphibious assault ship of a new Project are to enter service with the Black Sea Fleet.

"The delivery of 12 warships and vessels is planned for 2019: six combat ships and six support vessels," Moiseyev said.

All the vessels expected to be accepted for service are now serial-produced, the commander said.

"These will be missile corvettes and patrol ships, and the component of the support fleet and hydrographic survey vessels are also important for us," the vice-admiral said.

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