This year, the Russian Navy was to receive the first helicopter landing ship “Vladivostok”, built in France according to the Mistral project. The construction of this ship was completed last year. In the fall, it should have been handed over to Russian shipbuilders, whose task is to install weapons and various equipment. However, due to political reasons, official Paris does not allow shipbuilders to hand over the ship to the customer, due to which the ship’s prospects have not yet been determined. Meanwhile, the French shipbuilders are completing the installation of the second ship of the same type.
At the very end of last year, the acceptance certificate was signed for the lead reconnaissance ship of the 18280 project - “Yuri Ivanov”. In early February, a solemn flag raising ceremony will be held, after which the ship will become part of the Russian Navy.
Last November, sea trials of the Admiral frigate began. fleet Kasatonov ”project 22350. A little later, another ship of this project,“ Admiral Golovko ”, was launched. If all the work will go on schedule and do not encounter any difficulties, then this year both frigates can be transferred to the fleet. It is worth noting that the delivery of "Admiral Golovko" can take place only next year, since the ship is not yet ready for the start of testing.
The construction of the 11356P / M frigates continues. The lead frigate of the project, the Admiral Grigorovich, is already undergoing mooring tests. It is expected that in February the ship will begin sea trials, which will be completed before the end of this year. In spring, the tests of the Admiral Essen, the second frigate of this project, should begin. In the absence of serious problems, they can also pass it by the end of the year.
Not so long ago, the deadlines for the delivery of the large landing ship Ivan Gren of the 11711 project were once again shifted. Construction of this ship began back in 2004, and in 2012 it was launched. For various reasons, the construction of the ship was delayed, which is why it has not yet come to the test. In the best case, the delivery of the ship may take place at the end of this year, although there is every reason to believe such plans are too optimistic.
In June last year, the launch of the base minesweeper “Alexander Obukhov”, built according to the 12700 project, took place. Currently, tests of the ship and its systems are underway. Delivery to the fleet is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Until the end of the year, the Black Sea Fleet will receive two new submarines of the 636.3 Varshavyanka project. Two submarines of this type ("Novorossiysk" and "Rostov-on-Don") have already been transferred to the fleet and entered into its combat strength. The third submarine of the project, "Stary Oskol", is preparing for sea trials, the fourth, "Krasnodar", is being completed. By the autumn of 2015, both submarines of the 636.3 project must be handed over to the fleet.
The 2015 year is scheduled for delivery of two small missile ships of the project 21631 "Buyan-M". Three such ships last year were transferred to the Caspian Flotilla. This year, the first two "Buyana-M" are supposed to be transferred to the Black Sea Fleet. In total, Black Sea sailors will receive six small rocket ships of a new type.
Since 2013, the construction of the 03160 Raptor patrol boats has been underway. In accordance with the existing contract, the Pella plant (St. Petersburg) is to build eight such boats. Most of the boats ordered will be handed over to the navy this year.
By the end of the year it is planned to build and deliver to the customer four multi-purpose sea rescue tugs of the 02980 project. The lead ship of the project was launched at the end of October last year. Also in the autumn of last year, the third tug was laid. The pace of construction work on new tugs suggests that the order for the construction of four vessels will be completed before the end of 2015.
In addition to the four existing large hydrographic boats of the 19920 project, this year it is planned to commission three more. The eighth and last of the ordered boats will be built later. All three boats scheduled for delivery in 2015 will serve as part of the Pacific Fleet.
At the end of December, the head rescue ship of the 21300 project - “Igor Belousov” - was put to factory testing. To date, completed the first stage of testing. The first inspections of the onboard systems of the vessel were completed, and tests of the Bester-1 deep-sea rescue apparatus began. A rescue ship with a set of special equipment should be part of the Navy by the end of this year.
In the first half of the year, the fleet should receive the lead logistic support vessel for the 23120 project. The ship "Elbrus" was supposed to pass at the end of last year, but for several reasons, the dates have shifted to the right. "Elbrus" will serve as part of the Northern Fleet. The construction of two serial ships of the project 23120.
In early November last year, Zelenodolsk plant them. Gorky launched the Sviyaga transport floating dock of the 22570 project. This dock will be used to transport vessels of the appropriate size on inland waterways. Currently "Sviyaga" is being tested. Official delivery to the fleet is scheduled for 2015 year.
In the light of plans for the construction and delivery of new ships for the navy 2015, the year is not the easiest, but important. This year it is planned to complete a number of “long-term construction projects”, which for a long time made it difficult to update the fleet. In addition, much attention is paid to the construction of supply vessels of various types and classes. Although the 2015 year will not be able to boast much success in quantitative terms, the planned work has a high priority and is important in the context of the current update of the Navy equipment.
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