At USC called the timing of the transfer of the fleet submarines, hypersonic weapons
Multipurpose nuclear submarines (NPS) "Voronezh" and "Vladivostok" will join the combat strength of the Navy fleet in seven or eight years, said Last news the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov.
Their bookmark during the project 885M ( "Ash-M" ) was held yesterday at the shipyard "Sevmash" (Severodvinsk). Complex CEO Mikhail Budnichenko told that they will be armed with hypersonic weapons.
"Build boats, we are planning for 6, 5 years, that is, the fleet will get Them at the turn of the 2027-2028 years," - said Rakhmanov.
currently, the stocks of "Sevmash" in various degrees of construction there are six nuclear submarine project " Ash ", but the armament of the submarines of this project, a hypersonic weapon was mentioned officially for the first time.
Hypersonic missile "Zircon" will have a speed of Mach nine (nine times the speed of sound) and range of over 1,000 kilometres. According to the plan, the weapons complex will be adopted in the years 2020-21. In addition to the naval version, leader Vladimir Putin mentioned the creation of a "Zircon" ground placement.