Tab two Russian helicopter timed to may 9, 2020. It will be completely new ships with a displacement of more than 20 thousand tons, which will exceed the parameters of the French ships of class “Mistral”, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Russian Navy commander Nikolai Evmenov.
in addition, the captain said that the first ship armed with hypersonic missiles “Zircon” will be a frigate. As for testing new weapons, then they go according to plan, added Evmenov. In the Navy a unique complex in the coming years.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Alexey Krivoruchko said that the contract for the construction of two helicopter carriers will be signed in 2020. Later, shipbuilding plant Zaliv located in Kerch, said he was ready to start the Assembly of new ships. The company has all the necessary.
According to unconfirmed reports, the new ship will have a length of about 220 metres and with a displacement over 20 tons. On Board to offer more than 20 helicopters and 900 Marines.