Russia’s Defense Ministry Signs Contract On 5th-Generation Submarine Development
(Source: TASS-Defense; published Aug. 10, 2016)
MOSCOW --- Russia’s Malakhit Marine Engineering Design Bureau has signed a contract with the Defense Ministry to develop a fifth-generation nuclear-powered submarine, Design Bureau CEO Vladimir Dorofeyev said in an interview with Echo Moskvy radio station.

"A contract for the development of a new-generation vessel has been signed with the Defense Ministry. The next-generation submarine is expected to be fully developed after 2020," Dorofeyev added.

As Russia’s United Ship-Building Corporation said earlier, about two years will be required to work out the preliminary design of the fifth-generation Husky-class multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine.

The Malakhit Marine Engineering Design Bureau in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia is developing the fifth-generation multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine.

Russian shipbuilders are currently constructing a series of fourth-generation Project 885 Yasen-class nuclear-powered attack submarines.

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