Russian Navy is going to order 12 advanced destroyers like "Leader" - 6 for the Northern and Pacific fleets, told Tass ranking source in the Russian defense industry. Get the lead ship of the project can not sailors earlier years 2023-2025, he warned.
The interviewee noted that the Defense Ministry has instructed to develop a "Leader" in two versions - with nuclear and gas turbine power plant.
+"In any case, given the complexity, novelty and a huge amount of work the head" leader "in a nuclear or conventional variant can be built no earlier than 2023-2025 years"
Russia's Defense Ministry has approved the terms of reference for the development of destroyers like "Leader" in two versions - with nuclear and gas turbine power plant, the source said. According to him, no clarity about the weapons yet, but a new ship is likely to receive high-precision cruise missile of the "Calibre" and anti-aircraft S-500.