Russia is going to spend 98.6 billion rubles (about 1.5 bn dollars) to buid a first Lider-class atomic icebreaker, the Kommersant newspaper reported on October 16.
According to the report, this amount is set to be allocated in 2020. A contract on the delivery of 3 Lider-class atmoc icebreakers will be reportedly reached with the Zvezda shipyard. A contract on the leading Lider-class icebreaker will reportedly be reached in 2019 with an aim to start its production in 2020 and to deliver the icebreaker in 2027.
The Project 10510 Lider LK-110Ya is a military icebreaker and ice-class attack ship based on the newest nuclear icebreakers of the Russian Navy. The nuclear icebreaker will ensure round-the-year navigation along the Northern Sea Route, both at its low-latitude and high-latitude lanes.