Icebreaker for Russian Navy to Be Laid in March 2015
Head icebreaker of the project 21180 for the Navy of Russia is planned to be laid in St. Petersburg in March 2015, according to TASS referring to an informed source in the military-industrial complex.
“Technical and detailed design of the new order is executed by the engineering center “Admiralty Shipyards”, the source informed.
As it was previously reported by the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov, auxiliary icebreaker of 21180 project will be built in the interest of the Northern Fleet.
This ship is able to overcome the ice field up to 80 cm thick. According to the terms of reference, the first ships of the project will be operated in the Arctic and the Far East. It is assumed that the autonomy of the ship will be up to 60 days, cruising range – up to 12 thousand miles.