Russia’s new Lider destroyer project to be ready in 2016

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Basic design of the future Lider (Leader) class destroyer will be presented to the Navy in two versions in the first quarter of 2016, director of the state defence order department of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Anatoly Shlemov told TASS on Friday.

“A contract on the Lider basic design development in two versions – nuclear and non-nuclear was concluded with the Severnoye (Northern) Design Bureau today. Under the contract the Bureau will complete the development of the multi-variant basic design and submit it to the Navy Chief Command in the first quarter of 2016. The Navy will make a decision and then the full-fledged development of the engineering design and work design documents will be started,” he said.

Shlemov said that the final variant of the new-generation ship’s propulsion equipment and its other characteristics have not been finally determined.

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