Navy may adopt a ship "Admiral Gorshkov" this year
Russian Navy is required to type 20 frigates "Admiral Gorshkov"Frigate Project 22350 "Admiral Kasatonov" will be handed over to the Navy Russia in 2014, the lead ship of this project, "Admiral Gorshkov" - in 2012, said on Wednesday in St. Petersburg Chief of Navy Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky.
He also said that currently under a lot of work on the design of prospective destroyer. According to the Commander in Chief, the displacement of the ship will be twice the displacement of currently existing U.S. Navy cruisers. He will have a different power plant, said Vysotsky.
Previously, he reported that the destroyer type ships can be equipped with nuclear power plant. The Commander said that the ships of this type - this is a very complex projects, more work is required in the design offices and in the future, large financial investments."This prospect, where we're now" - he said.
"Northern Shipyard" for the Russian Navy to build 10 corvettes type "Gremiashchii"The need for the Russian Navy in project 22350 frigates, such as "Admiral Gorshkov" will make the next 15-20 years to 20 ships, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday in St. Petersburg spokesman shipbuilding factory "Northern Shipyard" Olga Wilde. "Over the next 15-20 years, the need for the Russian Navy frigates in up to 20 ships. The basis for the future frigates should be the ships of project 22350, which have universal capabilities to carry out combat missions as a single voyage, and as part of groups," - said Wilde.
Shipyard "Northern Shipyard" in St. Petersburg will build for the Navy of Russia 10 20 385 corvette project (Project 20380-type modernized "Guarding"), told RIA Novosti on Wednesday in St. Petersburg Company spokeswoman Olga Wilde.
On Wednesday, a staple of the "Northern Shipyard", an official ceremony of laying the first head corvette "Gremiashchii" Project 20 385.
.The project was developed in design office "Diamond" is the result of the modernization project 20380. On the same day at the plant were laid Project 22350 frigate "Admiral Golovko" for the Russian Navy.
"RF Government Shipyard" Northern Shipyard "was appointed the sole supplier of a further nine units upgraded corvette 20 385 project for the Russian Navy," - said Wilde.
According to her, the Russian Navy is interested in the completion of combat surface ships such forces. "His need for up to 20 units," - said Wilde.
You can't have two commissioned ships with the same name. That's the only rule. The rest is up for grabs.
Is that new in Russian Navy ?
Generally tradition was to name capital ships after admirals... not cities ?
First cut is done
DCNS launched in Saint-Nazaire the construction of two BPC-type LHDs for Russia
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...sk=view&id=311DCNS launched yesterday the construction at the STX shipyard at Saint-Nazaire of the first of two BPC-type vessels ordered by the Russian Federation. Russian and French guests of honour joined DCNS and STX employees for the official ‘first cut’ ceremony.
Mr Andrei Petrovitch Vernigora, Acting Director of Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, responsible for monitoring the execution of the military orders of the State, Captain Valeri Pletnev, Naval Attaché with the Russian Federation Embassy in France, and Ivan Goncharenko, First Deputy Managing Director of Russian defence export agency Rosoboronexport were among the guests watching as work began this morning on the first BPC-type vessel for Russia.
The first cut was executed according to the design study launched on 1 November 2011 to tailor the BPC concept to Russian requirements. DCNS and STX also used this opportunity to formally open the office space at the STX shipyard assigned to the Russian team that will work on site throughout the construction programme.
“DCNS and its partners are fully mobilised to work on this programme,” said Pierre Legros, DCNS SVP Surface Ships & Naval Systems. “It represents the shared desire expressed by our two countries to set up a major industrial partnership.”
The first ship is scheduled for delivery in 2014, just three years after the contract go-ahead. The second is scheduled for delivery in 2015.
Sarkozy has been pretty good for the French mil-industrial complex. First the mistrals, now the rafale, with a sprinkle of other orders in between.
Can't wait to see Vladivostok in the navy