Keels laid for Russia’s six naval vessels

The Russian Navy has held keel-laying ceremonies for four submarines and two corvettes on 23 August 2021.

The keel-laying ceremonies were held at the Sevmash plant in Severodvinsk, the Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg, and the Amur Shipbuilding Company in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

The keels were laid for two nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines which will be named Dmitry Donskoy and Knyaz Potyomkin.

Furthermore, the two long-range diesel submarines will be named after the cities of Mozhaisk and Yakutsk, while the two multi-purpose ships will be given the names that are typical in the Russian Navy, Grozny and Buiny.

“I would like to stress that all the ships will be equipped with modern high-precision weapons, the latest navigation and communications equipment. The majority of these technologies proved their effectiveness during combat operations in Syria,” President Putin commented.

“Over a period of the next few years, you will have quite a serious job to implement the state defence orders, to realise plans outlined in the state arms programme, so that in six years, in 2027, the share of contemporary ships in the Russian Navy reaches 70 percent.”

Recently, the Russian Navy marked its 325th birthday with services and celebrations across the country.

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