Another Eight Ships, Two Subs to Reinforce Russian Navy in 2015

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Admiral Sergey Gorshkov Frigate - Sputnik International
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Eight ships and two subs will join the ranks of the Russian Navy by 2016 meaning that the arms procurement plan is running smoothly.

Multirole Yasen K-560 Severodvinsk submarine by the pier of the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk - Sputnik International
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The Russian Navy will receive eight warships and two submarines by the end of 2015 in accordance with the state arms procurement plan, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.

The two diesel-electric subs will join the ranks of the Black Sea Fleet. Among the eight ships, the minister mentioned the corvette Sovershenny (Perfect) and the first frigate Admiral Gorshkov.

Corvette Sovershenny, which floated out on May 22, is the first ship to join the Russian Pacific Fleet in the 21st century. It is a multirole guard vessel designed to combat an enemy's ships and submarines, as well as support marines with artillery.

The ship is armed with a complex of anti-ship missiles Uran (NATO name "Switchblade"), an air defense system Redoubt, three artillery cannons, eight torpedoes, and pads for machineguns and grenade launchers, and can carry one Ka-27 helicopter.

© Sputnik / Ildus GilyazutdinovAmur Shipyards workers and the vessel's crew gather for the launch the Sovershenny corvette, built for Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet. 2015.
Amur Shipyards workers and the vessel's crew gather for the launch the Sovershenny corvette, built for Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet. 2015. - Sputnik International
Amur Shipyards workers and the vessel's crew gather for the launch the Sovershenny corvette, built for Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet. 2015.

Frigate Admiral Gorshkov was launched in 2010. It will enter the service in the Northern Fleet. The frigate is armed with an A-192 130mm naval gun, launch units for 16 Oniks and Kalibr anti-ship missiles, an air defense system Redoubt, two close-in Palash weapon systems, as well as anti-ship missiles, and has a helipad for a Ka-27.

© Sputnik / Maxim YarvinenAdmiral Sergey Gorshkov Frigate, a lead ship of the Russian Navy, launched at the Servernaya Verf in St.Petersburg
Admiral Sergey Gorshkov Frigate, a lead ship of the Russian Navy, launched at the Servernaya Verf in St.Petersburg - Sputnik International
Admiral Sergey Gorshkov Frigate, a lead ship of the Russian Navy, launched at the Servernaya Verf in St.Petersburg

Minister Shoigu said that 10 motor boats already joined the Russian Navy in 2015.

He added that 45 facilities will be built for the Russian Navy by 2016.

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