The Russian Navy will receive five newest submarines
In 2023, the Russian Navy (Navy) will immediately receive five newest submarines - three nuclear-powered and two diesel ones, after repair and modernization, two more nuclear-powered submarines will return to combat. This was stated by RIA Novosti General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov.
According to him, work to reduce the construction time for new nuclear submarines is ongoing. USC seeks to reduce the construction slipway period by sending more saturated blocks to the slipway, from which the ship is assembled. In addition, it is planned to conclude government contracts for the construction of new series of submarines.
As Rakhmanov said, now nuclear submarines are being built for about seven years, the shipbuilders are faced with the task of reaching a period of six years by 2028. The new construction dates will apply to ships that will be laid down in 2027, the head of the corporation specified.
Such indicators will be achieved thanks to a number of technological solutions and by debugging production processes during serial construction, Rakhmanov concluded.
Earlier in March, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, said that all Russian submarines could be armed with Kalibr cruise missiles. He noted that the next step would be to equip the submarines with hypersonic weapons.
In the same month, Paul Freistler, a leading science and technology specialist at the US military intelligence agency, said that Russia is currently the only country with strategic hypersonic systems.