Russian Naval Specialists Designing New Destroyer
The specialists of Russia’s Severnoye Design Bureau are currently performing design work on the newest Leader destroyer for the Russian Navy. This was stated by Deputy Commander of the Russian Navy, Rear Admiral Viktor Bursuk.
“The specialists are conducting design work to create a destroyer of the new generation, which will significantly outperform the ships of its class in terms of the tactical and technical characteristics and weapons,” Mr. Bursuk said, noting that design work includes the development of a conceptual, technical and detailed design of the ship.
According to a source in the Russian defence industry, the basic parameters, displacement and power plant of the new destroyer will be determined this year. Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov earlier said that the Leader destroyer would be delivered to the Russian Navy in the near future. The Military-Industrial Commission plans to finish constructing the new destroyer before 2018.