Media: The Ministry of Defense will order 8 destroyers "Leader"
The Russian military department plans to order 8 Leader-type nuclear destroyers, the construction of which should start in 2018 g, reports TASS source message in the defense industry.
According to the interlocutor, "The Northern Design Bureau must complete the creation of the technical project of the destroyer in the fourth quarter of 2017 of the year, after which the Defense Ministry will conclude a contract with the United Shipbuilding Corporation to build a series of ships of this type."
“The construction of the head" Leader "should begin at the beginning of 2018 of the year and be completed by the end of 2022 of the year, that is, it will last five years," he said.
“Initially, it was planned to build a series of 12 destroyers for the Navy, then this number was reduced to eight units - four each for the Northern and Pacific fleets. On others fleets - Baltic and Black Sea - the destroyers "Leader" will not serve, "- said the source.
He also said that the ships would equip Caliber and Onyx missiles with the Prometheus and Poliment-Redut anti-aircraft complexes C-500 (now being tested on the main frigate of the 22350 project Admiral Gorshkov), as well as missile-gun complex "Pantsir-M".
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