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New icebreakers and supply transports will provide cargo delivery to the northern garrisons


The delivery of goods to the northern garrisons will be provided by new icebreakers and supply transports. According to Andrey Efimov, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Logistics Department of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for fleet a series of support vessels and icebreakers will be built.

The Russian fleet will receive five icebreakers and three ice-class supply vessels by 2033. All of them will be part of the auxiliary fleet and will be used in the Arctic to supply garrisons. The construction of this series is included in the program for the development of the auxiliary fleet until 2033.

Efimov explained that the universal supply transports will have a carrying capacity of 6 thousand tons and will be able to overcome ice up to 1 meter thick. Their main task is to ensure the delivery of goods to the garrisons located along the Northern Sea Route. As for the icebreakers, he did not explain anything, most likely the series of project 21180M will continue, within the framework of which the Yevpatiy Kolovrat icebreaker is being completed for the Navy. He will join the fleet next year.

Project 21180M is a further development of Project 21180, according to which the only icebreaker Ilya Muromets was built, which has already become part of the auxiliary fleet of the Russian Navy and is performing tasks in the Arctic.

The Evpatiy Kolovrat has less displacement and draft, which will allow it to operate in shallow water areas and enter all ports of the Northern Sea Route. Icebreakers of this project are designed to ensure the basing and deployment of fleet forces in ice conditions, independent pilotage of ships and vessels, as well as their towing support in ice conditions. It is possible that it is Evpatiy Kolovrat that will become the lead icebreaker of the series.

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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 14 October 2021 09: 33
    The North should remain with Russia!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 October 2021 09: 35
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      The North should remain with Russia!

      The North is the future of Russia.
      1. Civil
        Civil 14 October 2021 09: 38
        If economically justified, why not.
      2. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 15 October 2021 19: 55
        Quote: tihonmarine
        The North is the future of Russia.

        Good idea and start. Good luck and success in your implementation! smile
    2. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 14 October 2021 09: 46
      Vladimir, not only to stay, but also to develop. All other territories, peoples and countries, are used and spat. The Arctic is our power and our storeroom.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 14 October 2021 12: 06
        First, it is necessary to cleanse the Arctic and its seas from radioactive and hazardous military waste, which was dumped and buried or flooded there by the Ministry of Defense for decades without any control.

        "From 2020 to 2023, four complex radiological expeditions will take place in the seas of the Russian Arctic. Their participants intend to examine the most dangerous nuclear facilities lying on the seabed: radioactive waste, including containers with spent nuclear fuel and sunken nuclear submarines."
  2. SKVichyakow
    SKVichyakow 14 October 2021 09: 43
    I think this will affect not only the supply of garrisons, but also everyone living in the region. There have always been problems with the delivery.
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 14 October 2021 09: 48
    The correct decision, the defense of the north should be ensured by ships sailing under the Andrev flag. Private parties can only fulfill one-time contracts. Manage to bankrupt the Murmansk shipping company, with a northern delivery, this must be done. Now we need ships to deliver goods, to equip the NSR. As a result, private traders will start working. True, under the Russian flag. Drugan signed to carry inert material for the new port on Taimyr for six months. It's good that the ships were found.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 14 October 2021 10: 23
      Quote: tralflot1832
      To manage to thin the Murmansk shipping company, with the northern delivery, it is necessary to postorante.

      It’s not "get stuck", but criminal negligence. JV Stalin, representing the importance of the North better than others, will create the Murmansk State Shipping Company.
      But the importance of the North and especially the Sepnoe Sea Route was also represented by our kings, this is how the NSR began:
      1878-1879 - Nordenskjold's expedition on the barque "Vega" for the first time covered almost the entire route of the NSR with wintering in Chukotka. The second past Chelyuskin was the Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen in 1893, the third in 1901 was the Russian explorer Baron Eduard Vasilyevich Toll. 1914‒1915. - The first through voyage in the direction from east to west, with wintering near the Taimyr Peninsula, was made by the hydrographic expedition of the Arctic Ocean under the leadership of Boris Andreevich Vilkitsky on the icebreaking ships "Taimyr" and "Vaigach". In Soviet times, it was created under the direction of I.D. Papanin's department of Glavsevmorput. After the collapse of the USSR, the Russian North was abandoned and depopulated, most of the polar stations were closed. By 2009 compared to 1980. the volume of traffic along the Northern Sea Route has decreased by about 5-6 times. Only in 2016, the volume of goods transported along the NSR exceeded the indicators of the 1980s. And these fast-growing figures have become across the throats of Western countries and their henchmen, liberals from Russia. It was necessary to destroy what was created by the blood and sweat of the Soviet people.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 14 October 2021 10: 31
        Rosatom will have to restore the fleet, it was not for nothing that he was appointed chief of the NSR. Now they are pulling a fiber-optic cable along the NSR, for a stable connection with the developing infrastructure. It seems that they will reach Chukotka by 2027.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 October 2021 09: 51
    Yes, you can't throw the situation in "half-position" in any way. The NSR will always be important, even if Global Warming turns out to be another bluff and you have to punch your way through the ice.
  5. zwlad
    zwlad 14 October 2021 10: 08
    Good news for shipbuilders!
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 October 2021 10: 21
    the icebreaker Evpatiy Kolovrat is being completed for the Navy.
    A very beautiful, colorful Slavic name! good And what you call the ship - so it will go! soldier
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 October 2021 10: 27
    When there is something to protect, there is something to deliver goods with. The Arctic is actively settling in and equipping itself with the RF Armed Forces, which naturally creates a so-called headache. "partners". And we unobtrusively make it clear that "Do not open your mouth on someone else's loaf."
  8. Codett
    Codett 14 October 2021 14: 01
    First of all, first of all, it is necessary to equip the Northern Fleet with new ships of the 1st rank, and re-equip the anti-submarine aviation there in general, the museum. A separate problem of the Russian Navy is its very unbalanced composition, as regards the surface fleet. The main forces of the North have insignificant anti-submarine capabilities due to the loss of material, as well as the number of ships capable of providing effective collective air defense of naval formations and possessing powerful strike capabilities is only a few units. Also, due to the delays in the delivery dates for the construction of new nuclear submarines of project 885 Ash and 885M and for the repair and partial modernization of old Soviet projects 971, 945 and 945A, the Northern Fleet is forced to have a shortage of boats capable of fighting the boats of a potential enemy at least on equal terms.
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 15 October 2021 14: 49
      Exactly! We urgently need to lay down for the North 6-8 icebreaking aircraft carriers with 150 tons of VI each! And there are 000 destroyers for each avik! For us, the NSR is important not economically, but only militarily! laughing
      You have to offer such nonsense ...
  9. Dart2027
    Dart2027 14 October 2021 19: 09
    Not everything is bad with shipbuilding, far from everything.
  10. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 14 October 2021 21: 07
    For new icebreakers and supply transports, it is necessary to develop a port structure, which already entails the attraction of human resources to the North and, accordingly, the development of transport accessibility, that is, small aircraft and roads. The rotational method is clearly not suitable here. it will be impossible to keep the people in girders and barracks, without schools, hospitals and kindergartens. So you look, the interest of the Ministry of Defense will breathe new life into the development of the North. God forbid!