Keel-laying, launching of three ships for Russian Navy slated for April 23-25


A keel-laying ceremony for an icebreaking ship and a mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) for the Russian Navy will be held on April 23, 24. Besides on April 25 a new submarine will be launched, the Ministry of Defense press office said.

Tomorrow, April 23, JSC Admiralty Shipyards based in St. Petersburg, Russia  will lay keel of a diesel-electric icebreaker “ILYA MUROMETS” (Project 21180) designed to support the activities of diverse groups of the Northern Fleet in the Arctic zone.

On Friday, April 24 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard will lay down the Navy’s first new generation serial MCMV named “GEORGY KURBATOV.” The mine countermeasures vessel was designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau/ The mine sweeper / mine hunter ship features the most advanced technology and naval architecture and marine engineering, the world’s largest reinforced fiberglass hull.


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