With the aim of modernizing and overhauling its fleet, the Russian Navy plans to acquire 40 new vessels in 2014.
The procured vessels will include a Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, a Varshavyanka diesel-electric submarine and the search-and-rescue ship Igor Belousov.
The admiral, who is responsible for the Navy’s arms procurements, said that at least two diesel-electric submarines are to be added to the Black Sea fleet.
Presence in the Arctic is one of Russia’s top defense priorities for the future. defensenews