Russia’s Defense Ministry has changed the terms of reference for the development of the destroyer of Lider type – it will be designed in one embodiment, with a nuclear power plant. This was toldby a source in the military-industrial complex.
“High Command of the Navy refused to develop “Lider” with a gas turbine power plant. In accordance with the amended terms of reference approved by the Ministry of Defence, preliminary design of destroyer is conducted only in one version – with a nuclear power plant”, the source said. He explained the decision by the necessity to have a ship in far sea zone with an unlimited range of sailing.
“Preparation of technical design is fulfilled by Northern Design Bureau, it is planned to be finished in 2016,” the source said.