08.07.2011 / Izvestiya.ru
The Commander of the Navy, said that the cost of the submarine "unbelievably overpriced"
The Commander of the Navy Vladimir Vysotsky, lashed out against the Severodvinsk Machine-Building Enterprise, stating that the firm is "incomprehensible" lifted the price of a new multipurpose nuclear submarine project 855 type "Ash". The ship, named "Severodvinsk", shall be delivered to the fleet later this year.
- Prices are too high, and prices are too high to comprehend, - said Vladimir Vysotsky.
At the same time the commander in chief has expressed confidence that the situation with "Severodvinsk" yet resolved in favor of the Navy, which has no plans to abandon the purchase.
"Severodvinsk" waiting for the navy, with a special look. APL was designed in a marine engineering office "Malachite" in St. Petersburg. On the "Sevmash" it was laid in 1993, but only last year completed. According to experts, such a long construction period was associated not only with the economic problems of the country, but with a fundamentally new features of the project and weapons dismantlement. Boat designer like "Lego" is constantly upgraded directly on the stocks the company, changed its stand on weapons systems and equipment. As a result, to date, the fleet should receive the most modern and technologically advanced submarines.
Boat Project 855 - direct heir to a very successful series of the third generation of submarines of Project 971 "The pike-B." These ships are now at the core of our multi-purpose attack submarines. Almost inaudible in the deep ocean, they are equally effective against both vehicles and against warships, and are capable of striking with cruise missiles on the coastal infrastructure of the enemy.
But "Ash" on the low noise exceeds not only the "Pike", but the newest U.S. nuclear submarine "Sea Wolf". In addition, unlike her to be more functional. The boat placed eight launchers, anti-modern supersonic cruise missiles, "Onyx", which have a range exceeding 300 km.
In addition, the boat is the most advanced anti-submarine weaponry, which makes "Severodvinsk" multi-purpose attack craft capable of high efficiency wide range of tasks in the oceans.
It was originally planned that the fleet will receive at least 30 such submarines. But now we are talking about six boats of the project. Currently, the Severodvinsk Machine-Building plant began construction of the second ship, Project 885, named "Kazan". When will be established following the boat, is still unknown: the issue of pricing of the final product of the military-industrial complex can stretch on for years this process. According to "Izvestia" of Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, it is unclear of what constitutes a price on the ship, if the parent boat was worth 47 billion rubles, and the next, should be exactly the same - already 112 billion!
- Of course, the price will increase if the cost of one ship include all costs for others, it does not project-related business services include kindergartens, some infrastructure, etc., - the head of the Defense Ministry. - We are willing to pay, provided that the pricing for this or that product will be transparent. Practice shows that if the "decode" all the articles in the contract, it turns out that the final cost of the finished product can safely deduct up to 30%.
The issue of pricing for the products of military-industrial complex - one of the most painful in the course of defense contracts. In May, the Ministry of Finance Ministry of Defense tasked the state defense order to cut costs by at least 100 billion rubles, while maintaining the parameters weapons program until 2020. In this vein, and can take criticism, "Sevmash" by the commander of the Navy.
Source of "Izvestia" on the "Sevmash" noted that the cost of building the boat is directly linked to rising materials, energy and equipment.
- A range of equipment on a boat comes by monopoly providers, which tend to dictate pricing terms, - he explained, noting that the company is negotiating with suppliers to resolve the situation. - The world shipbuilding practice is accepted that the cost of building the ship below the value of serial cerebral vessel. However, the head of the project boat "Ash" and the second submarine of this project being built at different times, practically in different historical periods, respectively, and the price is formed in different ways.