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.