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Russia's Navy to get 42 new ships in 2016 January 18, 2016

Russian Navy plans to receive 42 new ships and vessels in 2016 and another 15 will be laid down according to the head of the Navy's shipbuilding management department, Captain 1st Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov. Russian News Agency TASS reported Russian News Service radio station interview with Tryapichnikov on Saturday. "In 2016 we are planning to get 42 surface combatant ships, boats and fleet support ships," Captain Tryapichnikov said and added "Also, we have plans to lay down 15 warships, boats and support ships." Tryapichnikov announced that the long waited multipurpose strike frigate Admiral Gorshkov incorporating stealth technologies would become operational in the Russian Navy in 2016 after tests. The Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates, also known as Project 22350, have been designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau. Project 22350 is the effective successor of the Krivak class. Unlike their Soviet-era predecessors the new ships are designed to perform multiple roles. The ships are to be able to execute long-range strikes, conduct anti-submarine warfare and to carry out escort missions. The lead ship, Admiral Gorshkov (actual name Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov), was laid down on 1 February 2006 in Severnaya Verf Shipyard at St. Petersburg. The ship was planned to be ready by 2011.

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