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Russian Navy to Receive 42 Vessels in 2016 - Navy Shipbuilder

Sputnik News

21:24 16.01.2016(updated 21:25 16.01.2016)

Russia's navy will get 42 ships and supply vessels in 2016, Navy Ship Building Directorate head Captain 1st rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov said Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Construction work will begin on another 15 ships and supply vessels, the captain added.

'In 2016, we are planning to receive a total of 42 surface ships, boats and supply vessels,' Tryapichnikov said live on Russia's RSN radio station.

Russia is currently carrying out a 19-trillion ruble ($260-billion) rearmament program, announced in 2010, to achieve a 70-percent modernization of its military hardware by 2020.


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