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Russia’s USC can build several Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyers
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Project 23560E Leader Class Destroyer Russian Navy 2
Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has all the potential to build several Project 23560 Leader-class destroyers simultaneously, USC Vice-President for Warship Construction Igor Ponomaryov said.
 
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Russia’s USC can build several Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyers
 
Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has all the potential to build several Project 23560 Leader-class destroyers simultaneously, USC Vice-President for Warship Construction Igor Ponomaryov said.
     
Project 23560E Leader Class Destroyer Russian Navy 1 Scale 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 information about when the construction work will begin will be available after the engineering design of the ship is worked out," Ponomaryov said.

"The United Shipbuilding Corporation has all the potential to build several ships of this type simultaneously," he added.

A source in the Russian defense and industrial sector told TASS earlier that the Defense Ministry was planning to order eight Project 23560 destroyers and the construction of the first vessel of this type was expected to start in 2018.
     
Project 23560E Leader Class Destroyer Russian Navy 2 Scale 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 future Project 23560 Leader-class destroyer is expected to replace the Project 956 and 1155 ships that make up the mainstay of the Navy’s general-purpose ocean-operating forces.

The Project 23560 destroyer will have a nuclear propulsion unit. The destroyer will be also armed with the Kalibr (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) and Oniks (SS-N-26 Strobile) missile systems or their versions and a shipborne version of the S-500 air defense missile system able to provide antiballistic missile defense.

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