Russia will lay the keels of 22 vessels that includes warships, nuclear and conventional submarines, and cargo vessels for its naval forces, in 2020.
"Next year will see a record number of keel-laying ceremonies for ships, both combat and supply vessels, to be built for the Russian Navy. A total of 22 surface ships and boats, multirole nuclear-powered and diesel-electric submarines, and supply vessels will begin to be built at shipyards across Russia, including Crimea,” a source in the Russian shipbuilding industry was quoted as saying by TASS on Thursday.
This will include commencement of building Russia’s amphibious assault ships that double up as helicopter carriers, with displacement of 15,000 tonnes.
"There are plans for laying the keels of two upgraded frigates of project 22350 carrying 24 missiles at the Severnaya Verf shipyard, two multi-role nuclear powered submarines of project 885M Yasen-M at the Sevmash shipyard, three diesel-electric submarines of projects 636.3 Varshavyanka and 677 Lada at the Admiralty Shipyards," another source added.
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