Russian MoD Approves Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyer Preliminary Design

a
Naval Forces News - Russia
 
 
 
Russian MoD Approves Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyer Preliminary Design
 
Russia’s Defense Ministry has approved the preliminary design of a new-generation missile destroyer, Vice-President for Warship Construction at Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Igor Ponomaryov told TASS.
     
Russian MoD Approves Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyer Preliminary DesignScale model showing the Project 23560E "Shkval-class" Destroyer (export variant of Leader-class) at Army 2016 exhibition. Twelve ships of the 10,000t "Leader class" are planned to enter service from 2023-25, split between the Northern and Pacific Fleets. They will all be nuclear powered. They will be fitted with the ABM-capable S-500 SAM and Kalibr (SS-N-27) cruise missile.
     
"The Defense Ministry has recently accepted one of the promising destroyer design stages. It has approved the ship’s preliminary design. The date when the construction of the ship begins will be set during the engineering development stage," Ponomaryov said.

According to him, USC subsidiaries have "all the potential to build such ships."

The Leader-class destroyer is being developed by the Severnoye Design Bureau in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia.

It was reported earlier that the ship would have a displacement ranging from 10,000 to 15,000 tons.


© Copyright 2017 TASS. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
     
Russian MoD Approves Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyer Preliminary DesignScale model showing the Project 23560E "Shkval-class" Destroyer (export variant of Leader-class) at Army 2016 exhibition. Twelve ships of the 10,000t "Leader class" are planned to enter service from 2023-25, split between the Northern and Pacific Fleets. They will all be nuclear powered. They will be fitted with the ABM-capable S-500 SAM and Kalibr (SS-N-27) cruise missile.
     
Comment
The Project 23560 destroyer is expected to replace the Project 956 (NATO reporting names: Sovremennyy-class) and Project 1155 (Udaloy-class) warships that make up the backbone of the Russian Navy’s oceangoing surface combatant forces. The future destroyer is to be powered by a nuclear propulsion plant. The Leader will carry the Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) antiship and Oniks (SS-N-26 Strobile) land-attack missile systems or their versions as well as a ship-based variant of the S-500 surface-to-air missile system with the antimissile capability.

It was announced recently that the program was already slipping behind schedule.
 

Cookies settings

×

Functional Cookies

This site uses cookies to ensure its proper functioning and cannot be deactivated from our systems. We don't use them not for advertising purposes. If these cookies are blocked, some parts of the site will not work.

Session

Please login to see yours activities!

Other cookies

This website uses a number of cookies to manage, for example: user sessions.