Naval Fleet will get to the end of 2020 to 24 submarines and 54 surface ships, said mon in Moscow during a conference call Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
«As a result of the state program of armaments to 2020 the fleet should reach eight missile submarines, 16 attack submarines, 54 surface warships of various classes,» — said Shoigu.
According to him, the update of the ship is an important component of the development of the Navy. «But without maintaining the required level of technical readiness of the Navy impossible to keep its combat potential,» — said the Minister.
He stressed that since 2011 technical service ships is carried out within a 3-year contract with the United Shipbuilding Company. In December are due to enter into a new contract, said Shoigu.