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Russian Navy to get 6 new warships by yearend

Sailors will also get four repaired warships until the end of the year
The Project 23120 logistics support ship Elbrus Lev Fedoseyev/TASS
The Project 23120 logistics support ship Elbrus
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MOSCOW, May 3. /TASS/. The Russian Navy will get six new and four repaired warships by the yearend, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday.

‘Until the end of the year, sailors will get another four constructed and four repaired warships," Shoigu said at the ministry’s conference call.

The United Shipbuilding Corporation is building, repairing and providing maintenance actually for the entire range of combat ships and vessels under the state armament program, the defense minister said.

"In March, the company transferred the new logistics support ship Elbrus to the Navy. In April, the first Project 12700 serial-produced coastal minesweeper Ivan Antonov was floated out," the defense minister said.

Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that the Russian Navy had received a nuclear submarine, three warships, two helicopters and almost 50 Kalibr cruise missiles in the first three months of 2018.

"The Navy took delivery of the repaired Project 667BDRM strategic underwater missile cruiser Tula, three warships and support vessels of the auxiliary fleet, two helicopters and 46 Kalibr tactical cruise missiles," the deputy defense minister said on the single day of military output acceptance.

In Murmansk in northwest Russia, the Navy accepted for service the Project 23120 logistics support ship Elbrus built at the Severnyaya Verf shipyard while another batch of seaborne Kalibr cruise missiles is ready for dispatch at the Novator experimental design bureau in Yekaterinburg, the deputy defense minister said.