Severodvinsk Center for ship repair “Zvezdochka” will give the Russian Navy newest marine weapons transport “Academik Kovalev” to the end of the year.
According to Tass, citing the press service of the company, the deadlines are specified and the ship is not changed, it should be operational before the end of this year. “Currently, marine weapons transport “Academik Kovalev” is on mooring trials conducted at the dock before the first access to the sea,” press service said.
According to the state defense order the marine weapons transport had to pass in 2014. The reasons for the transfer of delivery of the ship in the shipyard did not comment. However, before the representatives of “Zvezdochka” has repeatedly complained about the “delay in receipt of project documentation for the plant,” as well as “behind schedule deliveries of equipment and components.”