"Until 2020, part of the navies will annually go from 6 to 17 modern, versatile and multipurpose vessels So, in 2016 we expect from industry 12 vessels in 2017 -. 10, in 2018 - 6, 2019 th - 16 and in 2020 - another 17, "- said the deputy head of the military department.
"This will significantly upgrade the structure of the ship's auxiliary fleet and to ensure that the challenges facing the Navy of Russia", - he added.
In the current year, Bulgakov recalled, in the auxiliary fleet already included self-propelled floating cranes project 02690, the towing vessel "Victor Cherokee" and raid tug. By year end, the Navy will lead ship of ice class logistics support "Elbrus" project 23120, the ongoing factory sea trials.
In recent years, the Northern Fleet has entered 20 new ships in the Pacific Fleet are serving 16 new buildings, the Baltic Fleet took in its membership and successfully operates 14 vessels on the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla perform tasks more than 16 new vessels.
Total auxiliary fleet currently comprises about 480 marine and offshore supply vessels, more than 100 of them - today (modern).