TASS Russian news agency
“The seventh warships is ready for float. There will be an upgraded option beginning from the tenth warship. The construction of another excellent ship will begin early next year,”
Almaz Design Bureau CEO Alexander Shlyakhtenko
The next warship has to be floated in April 2022, shipyard CEO Vladimir Seredokho said. She is to be named after Soviet submariner Rear Admiral Lev Chernavin.
The floated minesweeper is named after former head of the Navy shipbuilding department Anatoly Shlemov. She was laid in the summer of 2019.
Project 12700 was designed by Almaz bureau. It carries various sweeps, remotely controlled and autonomous unmanned underwater craft. The minesweepers have the biggest fiberglass hull in the world with an unlimited life cycle, as corrosion poses no threat to it.