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The Russian fleet of the Pacific will soon obtain six diesel-electric submarines, eight corvettes and also a destroyer, nuclear-powered submarines and small missiles armed with cruise missiles, said the commander of the Pacific fleet, Admiral Sergei Avakyants, in an interview with the newspaper of the Ministry of Defense, Krasnaya Zvezda. Wednesday.
“Until the end of 2018, we are planning to accept the 20380 Gromky Corvette project for service. This is the second corvette of this Project specially built for the Pacific Fleet within the framework of the rearmament program, “the admiral said. The warship is currently in the final stage of the state and maritime trials of shipbuilders. The naval flag will be hoisted aboard the corvette at the end of December, said the commander of the Pacific Fleet.
Next year, the Pacific Fleet will be reinforced with project 20385 Corvette Gremyashchiy. The crew has already taken its place on the warship whose construction is about to be completed in a planned manner, he said.
“This ship is the first carrier of Kalibr cruise missiles for the Pacific Fleet and the personnel was trained with this factor in mind. In general, let me repeat, we hope to get 8 such corvettes from the industry, “said the admiral.
The Shipyard in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in the Russian Far East, will build four small missiles from Project 22800, armed with Kalibr cruise missiles and Oniks for the Pacific Fleet. The great anti-submarine warship Marshall Shaposhnikov will also obtain the attack missile complex during its modernization.
The Pacific fleet is also reinforcing its submarine component. In this way, the Fleet will obtain six newer diesel-electric submarines from Project 636.3, the first of which will join the Fleet as early as 2019. In addition, the modernization continues to build submarine missiles propelled by nuclear energy from the Project 949A with cruise missiles Kalibr, the commander said.