Unit of mine clearing forces of Navy to get mine countermeasures vessel

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Built in St. Petersburg JSC “Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard” lead ship of a new generation of anti-mine defense “Alexandr Obukhov” (Project 12700) will be part of the Russian Navy until the end of the year.
The second ship of mine defense “Georgyi Kurbatov” of Project 12700, which is currently at the stage of construction, is planned to be transfered to the Navy in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The other two ships in the series will be launched and accepted in the mine clearing forces of the Navy until 2019, the Office of Press and Information Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said.

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