Reference News Network reported on April 11 that Russian media said two 22 350 frigates would start construction at the northern shipyard in St. Petersburg in two weeks. Meanwhile, two large-scale 11711 landing ships will be built at the Amber Shipyard in Kaliningrad. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the warships would be used in the open sea.
The Russian newspaper reported on its website on April 10 that the leaders of the Russian Ministry of Defense met in Moscow on the 9th to discuss the military shipbuilding plan. Shao Yigu warned that the Northern Shipyard was still preparing for the welding of the hull of the 20386 frigate. It will be named Mercury to commemorate the twin-masted yacht of the same name, which defeated two Turkish warships in tonnage and equipment before 1990.
I believe that restoring the name of the hero ship will help to preserve the glorious history of the navy, Shaugou said. He pointed out that the five new ships were expected to join the Navy by 2025. They will greatly enhance the combat effectiveness of the Russian Ocean Ship Assault Group.
Reported that the Little Star Ship Maintenance Center is in accordance with the master plan to repair and transform the Marshal Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, but the ships technical completion rate is only 25%. Shaugou said that all the work of Marshal Kuznetsov should be completed by the end of 2020.
DATA FIGURE: The Marshal Kuznetsov in the floating dock
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Wang Xu_NBJS8023