28 Feb 2019 18:24

Two conceptual projects of prospective destroyer designed, one of them nuclear-powered - Krylov Center

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The Krylov State Research Center offers to the Russian Navy two conceptual projects of a prospective destroyer, Krylov State Research Center Scientific Director Valery Polovinkin told Interfax.

"The Krylov State Research Center has offered two designs of a destroyer. The first one is nuclear-powered. It was a rather big ship with a displacement of up to 14,000 tonnes," he said.

"If you choose to build a nuclear-powered ship, you already put yourself before the fact that its displacement will be very big," he said.

"The second destroyer option proposed by the Krylov State Research Center, to be more exact, its conceptual project, is a non-nuclear powered ship with full electric power, which is a fashionable trend today. This ship makes it possible to achieve many tasks characteristic of ships of such class. Its displacement is under 8,000 tonnes," he said.

"Its hull has its own original solution proposed by the Krylov State Research Center," Polovinkin said.

"The final decision will be made by the consumer, the military. The designer will most likely be the Severnoye Design Bureau, which is the oldest and the wisest. But trust me, many developments and solutions of the Krylov center will also be used," he said.