The newspaper "Red Star" on November 26, 2018 under the heading "Russia strengthens the status of the ocean power" published an interview with the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation, Admiral Vladimir Korolev. The fragment about the plans of military shipbuilding in the interests of the Russian Navy is of the greatest interest in the interview.
- This year, the frigates Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov and Admiral Makarov, the large landing ship Ivan Gren, the icebreaker Ilya Muromets and the logistics ship Elbrus were taken to the Navy.
In December of this year, tests of the frigate of the project 22350 “Admiral Kasatonov” are planned, next year the tests of the newest large landing ship “Peter Morgunov” will begin. It is these ships of the ocean class that we plan to admit to the Navy in the near future.
The construction of a series of small rocket ships of the project 22800 at the Pella enterprise is also being implemented. Six such ships will be built for the Baltic Fleet, and a total of 18 units for the Navy. So, quite recently, the head small rocket ship of the project 22800 “Hurricane” completed state tests in the northern seas, demonstrating high seaworthiness and high reliability, which significantly surpassed design figures. MRK "Uragan" will be accepted into the Navy in December of this year.
At Zelenodolsk Shipyard, the construction of Vasily Bykov-type patrol ships will continue. The repair and modernization of the Admiral Nakhimov missile cruiser and the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier will continue. I note that the repair of TAVKR "Admiral Kuznetsov" is in full compliance with the schedule.
The Navy continues to receive new equipment. At the end of 2018, the fleet will receive 416 units of modern weapons and military equipment, including warships and boats, support vessels, aviation equipment, as well as radar and anti-aircraft missile systems.
In 2019, the Navy plans to accept the Prince Vladimir and Kazan nuclear submarines built at the Sevmash enterprise in Severodvinsk. The construction of a series of diesel-electric submarines of Project 636.3 for the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet will be continued, as well as serial construction for the Navy of at least 12 units of the newest diesel-electric submarines of the Lada type.
It is planned that in 2019 about 30 ships and support vessels of various classes will be built for the Navy. Work will continue on the creation of nuclear submarines of the 5th generation, which will have even more advanced characteristics. In general, in the surface and in the underwater shipbuilding, the course will be continued for the construction of ships - carriers of high-precision weapons complexes with the best characteristics in maneuverability, stealth and survivability.