5 Mar 2019 12:13

Russian Navy to get 2 nuclear subs, 1 diesel sub in 2019 - Shoigu

MOSCOW. March 5 (Interfax) - The Russian Navy will receive two nuclear-powered submarines and one diesel submarine this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a conference call on Tuesday.

"Two nuclear submarines and one diesel submarine will join the Navy this year," Shoigu said.

"The surface forces will receive the frigate Admiral Kasatonov, the corvette Gremyashchy, the large landing ship Pyotr Morgunov, the small missile ships Merkury and Ingushetia, the patrol ship Dmitry Rogachyov, five attack motorboats, the minesweeper Vladimir Yemelyanov, and also 20 service ships," the minister said.

In addition, 11 ships and vessels will undergo maintenance at shipyards in 2019, Shoigu said.

"During our conference call, we will analyze how the United Shipbuilding Corporation is fulfilling its obligations before the Defense Ministry," he said.

This issue will be discussed during the section of the conference call in which the media will not participate.