In Russia, the design of a completely domestic scientific vessel has started, which will become the largest in the world

In Russia, the design of the newest scientific vessel of project 23680 "Ivan Frolov" has started. It will be the largest in its class in the world. At the same time, it should be noted that this project was born thanks to the experience gained during the operation of the unique Russian ice-resistant platform "North Pole", nuclear icebreakers and other ships.

Let's start with the fact that during the Soviet era, our research fleet was the largest in the world. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, this industry, like many others, suffered a serious decline.

Meanwhile, today we can say with confidence that the Russian scientific fleet is very quickly restoring its world positions.

Its flagship is the Akademik Treshnikov launched in 2012. Right now, with a load of scientific equipment and food, it is breaking through the ice and moving towards our unique, unparalleled in the world, ice-resistant platform "North Pole", which set off on its first expedition last fall.

Further more. Right now, Russian shipyards are building three more scientific vessels designed for a wide range of ocean research and capable of breaking ice up to 80 cm thick.

Finally, our engineers have begun designing the research vessel Ivan Frolov, which will be the largest in its class in the world. At the moment, tests of the model in the ice basin have been completed.

At the same time, laying and the start of construction are scheduled for next year. Ultimately, the novelty will be able to combine the functions of a scientific, passenger, icebreaking, dry cargo ships, as well as a tanker and a container ship.

"Ivan Frolov" will be designed for comfortable accommodation of 240 people, including 70 crew members. The ship will be able to operate both in the Arctic and in the Antarctic, take on board K-32, Mi-8 and Mi-38 helicopters, as well as carry sea and air UAVs.

The length of the prospective vessel will be almost 165 meters, the displacement will be about 25 thousand tons.

At the same time, the most important thing is that Ivan Frolov is being designed in the new realities, without the participation of traditional Western equipment suppliers.

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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 28 August 2023 19: 11
    Our smaller "brothers" - I'll be slow, they'll cheat anyway.

    Technopolis Moscow created a new metal-cutting tool - a ceramic plate, which is necessary for engine-building enterprises, and an especially high-precision lathe - the first domestic unit of this class.

    “These innovative developments help speed up the process of import substitution and increase the output of products important for the country,” said Sergei Sobyanin.

    when Russia will be cleansed of them ...
  2. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 29 August 2023 07: 43
    after the collapse of the Soviet Union, this industry, like many others, suffered a serious decline.

    So maybe it’s not the industry that needs to be restored, but the Soviet Union ?!
    Then progress will begin not only in marine research, but also in space, and in education, and in the defense industry, and in demography, and in other areas.
    The ideology of social justice was an order of magnitude more worthy than the ideology of oligarchic capitalism. It has not outlived itself, but it has been spoiled by people such as Gorbachev, Yeltsin and those around them.
  3. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 29 August 2023 18: 33
    Happy positive news!