United Shipbuilding company (USC) in 2016 plans to lay the first ship in a series of destroyers with the elements of a missile defense (NMD), said on Friday the head of Roman Trocenko.
"There is talk about building a series of 6 eskadrovyh destroyers new standard with elements of missile and space defense on them," — said Trocenko reporters at the St. Petersburg international economic forum.
On what specific elements of the missile defense system it is not specified. According to the head of USC, designing destroyers already begun, "laying of the first ship will occur in 2016. "
The project is developing destroyers experts at the Northern Design Bureau, added, Trocenko. Build order will be in St. Petersburg. "Most likely, the order will be split in half between the North and the Baltic shipyard factory", — said the manager of the company.
"It will, in fact, the reference point of Russian space defense system in the world's oceans," — said Trocenko destroyers of the latest series.