Story by TASS // Russian Defense & Technologies Newswire
Krivoruchko made this statement after his visit to enterprises of the Far Eastern shipbuilding cluster.
“In 2020 we are expected to receive the upgraded ship Marshal Shaposhnikov. I am convinced that the administration of the Dalzavod Ship Repair Center will deal with the task properly and there will be no delays in meeting the deadline. The versatile launchers to be mounted on the ship will enable it to launch state-of-the-art Tsirkon hypersonic missiles,”
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko
According to Krivoruchko, the nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk currently being upgraded to the Project 949AM level by the Zvezda Shipyard in Russia’s Far East will have the same capabilities. The submarine is planned to be delivered to the Pacific Fleet in 2022, he added.