Equipping the Russian Navy with Ice-Class Ships

Taking into account the active development of the Arctic zone, ensuring the safety of the functioning of the Northern Sea Route and domestic hydrographic research of the Arctic, the most important segment of the naval shipbuilding program, which includes equipping the Russian Navy with icebreaking ships and ice-class support ships, will be among the priority development in 2022 and in the short term.

The High Command of the Russian Navy analyzed the experience of the first years of operation in the Northern Fleet of the newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets.

This experience has fully proved the effectiveness of the characteristics laid down in the design of the icebreaker. The crew of the multifunctional logistic support vessel “Elbrus”, which has an ice class, is efficiently fulfilling its tasks. This vessel has proven its ability to efficiently resolve issues of integrated support for the Arctic group.

Currently, the Admiralteyskie Verfi enterprise continues the construction of the Ivan Papanin universal patrol ship of the Arctic zone, and the project 21180M Yevpatiy Kolovrat icebreaker, which is being built in St. Petersburg at the Almaz Shipbuilding Company, will become part of the Russian Navy in 2022 year.

During the design and construction of these ships, a number of domestic innovative solutions have been introduced.

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