Russia is going to launch construction of a new nuclear-powered guided missile destroyer in 2020, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Armament Viktor Bursuk says.
“A preliminary design [of the destroyer] has been made. Following its results, we are now making the necessary decision and work on its technical design will begin shortly and the construction will start after 2020,” Bursuk said in a statement on June 20, according to the state-run news agency TASS.
According to the statement, the destroyey will be of the Lider-class, also known as Project 23560.
The project is being worked out at the Severnoye Design Bureau in St. Petersburg. The destroyed will have the displacement of 10,000-15,000 tonnes.