Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspected the Zvezda defense plant in the city of Bolshoi Kamen, Primorsky Territory, where he checked the progress of work on the repair and modernization of nuclear submarines as part of the state defense order.
The head of the defense department called for using all the production capacities of the only enterprise in the Far East for the re-equipment and modernization of nuclear submarines. After inspecting the plant, Sergei Shoigu held a meeting with the command of the Russian Navy.
The minister said that by the end of this year, 12 more warships will be commissioned, including the frigate Admiral Golovko, the strategic missile submarine Emperor Alexander II and the advanced Project 885M nuclear submarine Krasnoyarsk. Shoigu recalled that over the past decade, the Russian Navy has been replenished with more than 50 ships of various classes. He emphasized the importance of developing the fleet to ensure Russia's security.
Improving the Navy allows us to defend the geopolitical interests of the country and respond appropriately to new challenges and threats. The Russian Navy protects national interests, maintains the safety of sea routes, and conducts operations in different areas of the world
– the Minister of Defense said at the meeting.
According to Sergei Shoigu, work is currently underway on projects of robotic systems and unmanned underwater vehicles, as well as multi-purpose nuclear submarines.