Well, I would like to see Gorshkov/Grigorovich class frigates everywhere too, but they would replace some existing ship classes, like Udaloy-class destroyers (Udaloys are among my personal favorite ships), and they are still a capapble ship class, although I have never seen reports about its nearing phasing out, so I suppose that they would remain in service until the early 2020s, though their decommission will be inevitable at some point, it wouldn't be happening in the near future.
Speaking about Admiral Gorshkov- and Admiral Grigorovich- classes, they are coming slow but sure. We know that they have suffered from engine shortages (formerly engines were supplied by Ukraine, but due to the ongoing crisis, further supplied were discontinued), and AFAIK, domestic supplier NPO Saturn will only be able to supply new engines from 2017-2018.
"only from 2017-2018". Yeah, total failure on the part of Russia.
I don't have much information on subs, but I read that Lada-class
submarines are a bit of a failure, since the last two of them were laid down with a 10 years lag
between them, and both of them is said to enter service no later than 2019
. That is insane!
Oh God, will you give it a rest. Anyone who thinks that a hull laid down in the 1990s would be completed on time is out to lunch. It is a miracle anything
was built given the collapse of Russia's economy and government finances. I can't stand this sort of historical revisionism where Yeltsin's nightmare is
laundered into some sort of golden era of freedom and the failure to complete projects launched during the 1990s is laid at Putin's feet.
The above is a rare useful Wikipedia link.
B-585 : laid down December, 1997, commissioned May, 2010 (note that commissioning comes a year or more later than completion).
On the basis of the performance of the B-585, a full redesign was instituted in 2012.
However, in November 2011 the Russian Navy decided that this class of submarines would not be accepted into service, as the lead boat had fallen far short of requirements during tests. The lead boat was retained as a test vessel to experiment with various systems. The construction of the remaining boats of the class was frozen.
On 27 July 2012, the Russian Navy commander-in-chief announced the resumption of the construction of the St. Petersburg-class submarines, having undergone extensive design changes. In 2013 and 2015, two further boats were re-laid and commissioning is expected in 2017 and 2018.
The B-586 was initially laid down in 2005 but restarted in 2013 with new plans.
The B-587 was laid down in March, 2015 and is expected to be commissioned in 2019.
I see a 4 year cycle from start of construction to commissioning. Yeah, another epic Russian failure.