Russia to Construct New Icebreakers
Flagship of a new family of icebreakers for Russian Navy will be laid at the Admiralteyskiye Verfi shipyards in St Petersburg on April 23.
The icebreaker will get the name of The Ilya Muromets after the famous hero of olden Russian legends and will be put on the tables of equipment of the Northern Fleet.
Alexey Rakhmanov, the president of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation said earlier that construction of a whole family of icebreakers of the type for operations in the Arctic areas was possible in the future, TASS reports.
The new project 21180 icebreakers will assist operations of naval ships on ice-covered seas and will help towing maneuvers. They will have water displacement of 6,000 tons and operational sustainability of up to 60 days.