The Russian Navy (VMF) will receive 180 naval vessels under the State Armament Programme for 2018–27, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 27 March.
“The service will receive 15 combat platforms, including ships and boats, and 20 logistics vessels this year,” he said.
Shoigu also launched discussions of the draft programme to modernise the VMF’s sea bases and moorings. “We have the task of creating modern moorings and infrastructure for the bases of the [Project 885] Yasen-class and [Project 955] Borei-class nuclear-powered submarines, multipurpose blue-water frigates, and ships armed with long-range high-precision weapons,” he said.
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