Putin launches construction of six warships and submarines for Russian Navy

Project 955A Knyaz Oleg (Photo: RIA Novosti/Oleg Kuleshov)
Project 955A Knyaz Oleg (Photo: RIA Novosti/Oleg Kuleshov)

On the opening day of the Army-2021 military-technical forum and the International Army Games in the Patriot park near Moscow, six new warships were laid down at the enterprises of the United Shipbuilding Corporation on Aug 23 for the Russian Navy. The Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the command for the construction of six warships and submarines to three shipyards via video conference.

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Vladimir Putin during Army-2021 military-technical forum

Two nuclear-powered Project 955A Borei-A Class submarines have been laid down at the Sevmash Shipyard in northwestern Russia, one Project 20380 and a Project 20385 corvettes at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant in the Russian Far East and two Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-class conventional subs at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg.

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Project 636.3 Class Submarine

The keel-laying plaques have been installed on the nuclear-powered submarines Dmitry Donskoi and Knyaz Potyomkin at the Sevmash Shipyard, the submarines Mozhaisk and Yakutsk (the fifth and sixth subs in a series of six Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines for the Russian Pacific Fleet) at the Admiralty Shipyard and the corvettes Grozny and Buiniy at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant.

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Gremyashchiy Class Corvette

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