Nuclear submarines Knyaz Vladimir and Kazan to join the Russian Navy by the end of 2019
The strategic submarines Knyaz Vladimir and Kazan will be part of the Russian Navy by the end of this year, announced Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu at a meeting on shipbuilding development in Severodvinsk.
“The end of construction and the transfer to the Navy of nuclear submarines Knyaz Vladimir and Kazan are the primary tasks for the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Sevmash and a number of design organisations. On behalf of the Supreme Commander, the whole complex of works should be completed this year," the head of the military department said.
According to him, “these ships will determine the future outlook of our submarine fleet, will increase the defence potential and strengthen Russia's position in the oceans.”
“In 2019, the shipbuilding program of enterprises belonging to the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) provides for construction of seven warships, including –– three nuclear and one diesel-electric submarines, as well as repairing seven ships and vessels”, - the Minister of Defence determined in a speech to the attendees.