Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a closed meeting on the problems of shipbuilding and naval fleet (VMF). This is with reference to a source close to the leadership of the Ministry of defense, reports owned by the family Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
A series of meetings will be held from 2 to 5 December in Sochi. According to the interlocutor of the edition, if before each meeting was devoted to discussion of individual species or kinds of troops, now resolved to focus on any one. “This approach allows maximum to dive deeply into complex issues and increase the likelihood of the most faithful of their decision,” explained a source close to the presidential administration.
The meeting with Putin will be devoted to both specific projects and the implementation of the new state armament program for the years 2018-2027, according to which the Russian Navy needs to more than 180 ships and vessels new projects. The naval part of the programme is estimated at about four trillion rubles, part of which will be used to create underwater drones “Poseidon” and the construction of nuclear carriers and the creation of diesel-electric submarines of the project “Kalina” and more.
According to “Vedomosti”, the state program of armaments for 2011-2020, the Navy allocated a record amount — about $ 4.7 trillion rubles. However, it did not save from failure: as of November 2019 the Navy entered only three of the eight nuclear submarines of project 955 “Borey” and one of the seven multi-purpose submarines of project 885 “Ash”. In addition, foiled the plans to build a 35 corvettes and 15 frigates. It is noted that some failures occurred for objective reasons and are associated with the termination of deliveries of Ukrainian and German diesel engines for large surface ships.
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