A series of new research vessels will be built in Russia in the years 2020-2021 to replace the largest Russian Navy oceanographic research vessel "Admiral Vladimirsky". Head of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Travin told reporters 15 April 2016.
"The shipbuilding program, approved by the President of the Russian Federation, there are research vessels, to be built to replace the vessel for research in the Arctic, Antarctic and other regions of the world ocean" - he said. "I think this will be the year 2020-21 for each of the four fleets and two ice-class (the North and the Far East)." - Said Travin, responding to a question about the timing of the start of building and the number of vessels.
He did not specify the characteristics and size of the vessels that will come to replace "Admiral Vladimirsky", but noted that they "will be filled with new modern equipment to carry out their tasks." "One thing I can say - that they will be more modern," - said Travin.
Speaking about the "Admiral Vladimir", head of the department said that "this is a unique vessel". "It is, unfortunately, remains the last (in the class), the largest of the research vessels of the Russian Navy," - he said. Travin said that "Admiral Vladimir" was built in 1975 in Poland.
The total available to the Hydrographic Service of the Russian Navy are 149 vessels of various classes.
Two small hydrographic vessels of project 19910, two large hydrographic boats of the new project 23040G, as well as two newest large hydrographic boats of project 19920 and three large hydrographic boats of the new project 23370G will be built for the Russian fleet until 2021. This is stated in a statement released on 02 January 2019 by the press service of the Ministry of Defense.
Also, the shipbuilding plant "Nizhny Novgorod ship" is working on two large hydrographic boats of the new project 23040G. Earlier this company has already completed the construction of two similar projects for the hydrographic service of the Baltic Fleet. The fleet will receive the new ships of the series in 2019. In 2018, for the Northern and Pacific fleets, two newest major hydrographic boats of project 19920 were laid and are under construction. Until 2021, three new hydrographic boats of the new project 23370G are also planned to be built. The shipbuilding enterprise "KAMPO" is engaged in their construction.
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