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"It is planned to replenish the Northern Fleet with new vessels and upgrade those in service by 2020 as part of the state armaments program," Koroloyov told a conference at the Federation Council upper house of Russia's parliament. "By 2016, the amount of new equipment should reach 50%. By 2020, it has to rise to 85%."
"Over this period, defense firms will deliver to the Northern Fleet six multi-role nuclear and conventional submarines, two large landing vessels, a fleet destroyer, five frigates, five trawlers and 21 logistics vessels," the admiral said.