Simultaneous keel-layings held for six future Russian Navy ships, submarines

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking on the opening day of the Armiya 2021 Defence Expo in Moscow on August 23, 2021 (Photo: USC)

Three shipyards of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) simultaneously laid the keels of six future vessels for the country’s navy on Monday, August 23.

In a ceremony with President Vladimir Putin attending via videoconference as guest of honour, the keels were laid for two Project 955A nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines at Sevmash Shipyard, two Project 636.3 diesel-electric attack submarines at Admiralty Shipyard, and a Project 20380 and Project 20385 corvette at Amur Shipyard.

The navy expects these six new vessels will be commissioned into service during the 2022-2027 timeframe.

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