Russian Navy to Expand Logistic Support Fleet

Ria Novosti
Monday, September 17, 2012

The Russian Navy plans over 100 new auxiliary ships by 2020 to satisfy the need for logistics support of its expanding combat fleet.

Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said: “We have already signed a contract to buy five new auxiliary ships, and by the end of 2020 we plan to [have] purchase 96 vessels of this kind.

According to the general, the new vessels will feature full integration of logistics, technical and maintenance capabilities to ensure that each ship can perform a wide variety of missions, including firefighting and resupply of fuel, food, fresh water and munitions.

Russia’s current auxiliary fleet is ageing and lacks mobility and versatility as the majority of the ships can perform only a limited number of specific tasks, experts believe.


Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


DNV GL Approval for DSIC's LNG-fuelled VLCC Design

DNV GL has presented Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (DSIC) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a new LNG-fuelled very large crude

USN Issues Full Funding for LCS "Cooperstown"

As part of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the US Navy has awarded to the consortium which includes Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM),

Wärtsilä Strengthens Its Position in China with New Propulsion Orders

Two new marine geological research vessels under construction in China will feature a broad scope of Wärtsilä engines and propulsion equipment. Wärtsilä has maintained

Maritime Security

GOST Debuts New Technology at Workboat

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), celebrating its 10th year as a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems,

South China Sea Hearing in Court

The Philippines has sought to debunk China's claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, court officials said Monday (November 30) as an international tribunal wrapped up a five-day hearing,

Trucks Carrying Turkish Exports Blocked at Russian Border

Around 1,250 trucks carrying Turkish exports have been blocked from entering Russia and are stranded at border posts awaiting clearance, a senior shipping industry

Maritime Contracts Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0543 sec (18 req/sec)