Russia plans to build a number of new-generation surface vessels and diesel-electric submarines for its Pacific Fleet in the near future, the Defense Ministry's press service quoted its Commander Adm. Vladimir Korolyov.
"The Defense Ministry attaches special significance to the Pacific Fleet's development. The Vladimir Monomakh, a Borei Project submarine, will arrive at its permanent base in 2016. A decision has been made to build six Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines for the Pacific Fleet," Korolyov said in greeting the Pacific Fleet personnel on the occasion of an anniversary of the fleet's foundation on May 21.
"A series of new-generation surface vessels will also be built for the surface forces. The matter implies six corvettes," he added.
The Pacific Fleet will continue to play an immense role in maintaining security in the seas and oceans, Korolyov said.
In particular, about 20 Pacific Fleet vessels are currently marking the anniversary at sea, he said.
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