MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. About 30 ships and support vessels of various classes are to be built for the Russian Navy in 2019, Navy Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Korolyov has said.
"It is planned to build about 30 ships and support vessels of various classes for the Navy in 2019. Work will continue on developing fifth-generation nuclear submarines, which will have even better characteristics," he said in an interview with the Russian Defense Ministry’s Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper published on Monday.
According to Korolyov, the Prince Vladimir and the Kazan nuclear-powered submarines built at the Sevmash enterprise in Severodvinsk (in northwestern Russia) are expected to join the Russian Navy in 2019.
Besides, Russia will continue the construction of Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines for the Northern Fleet and the serial construction of at least 12 newest Lada-class diesel-electric subs, he pointed out.
Korolyov added that the Russian Navy would receive 416 units of modern weapons and military equipment, including warships and boats, support vessels, aviation equipment along with radar facilities and air defense systems.