Russian Navy to get nuclear submarines, warships in a bid to revamp it
MOSCOW, March 5 (Xinhua/APP):The Russian navy will get new submarines and surface ships this year within its re-equipment program, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.
Two nuclear and one diesel submarines will be commissioned, Shoigu said at a conference call with top armed forces officials, according to a Defense Ministry statement.
The surface forces will receive a frigate, a corvette, a large landing ship, two small missile ships, a patrol ship, a minesweeper, five combat boats and 20 support vessels.
He said 11 ships will undergo repairs this year.