Russia: new frigate and new subs by 2015

New vessels for Crimea-based fleet.

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to Receive New Frigate, Two Subs by 2015: Navy Commander

MOSCOW, October 6 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Black Sea Fleet will commission an Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate and two Varshavyanka-class diesel electric submarines by the end of 2014, Navy Commander-in-Chief, Adm. Viktor Chirkov, said Monday.

“The Black Sea Fleet will receive two out of sixVarshavyanka-class boats by the end of the year…In addition, we are planning to raise the flag on the first out of six Project 1135.6 frigates by the same time,” Chirkov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

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