"Ivan Papanin" is not a classic icebreaker, and a warship, so the installation of weapons should not cause issues, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ambassador at large of the MFA of Russia Nikolay Korchunov.
Earlier, the commander of the U.S. Navy in Europe and Africa Admiral James Foggo, speaking about the new Russian ice breaker "Ivan Papanin", noted that it can carry cruise missiles "Caliber" and stressed that this type of missile is not a defensive weapon.
Russia has expressed its intention to abandon development of a ground-based version of the missile "Calibre" to remove American concerns in exchange for the return of the U.S. to implement the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles, which eventually was destroyed by the fault of Washington, said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the report of the US state Department about countries ' compliance with agreements in the field of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.
"Note another remarkable moment, for the first time included in the report of the state Department. So, outright distortion and deliberate misrepresentation of the international community is sending to announced in February 2019 decision of the President of Russia on carrying out R & d on the development of a land version of cruise missiles, sea-based medium-range from the composition of the ship's complex "Caliber". The authors of the report acknowledged that this step was not a violation of the INF Treaty, however hypocritical it is alleged that he supposedly testified about the absence of Russia's intentions to return to compliance with the Treaty", - said the Russian Ministry.
Missile cruiser "Moskva" after the repair and upgrading will remain the flagship of the black sea fleet, told RIA Novosti on Friday a source in law enforcement bodies of Crimea.
The repair of the cruiser began in 2018, its ending and the conclusion of the ship from the dock is scheduled for July 3rd this year.
Head nuclear submarine (APL) of the upgraded project 885M ("Ash-M") "Kazan" will give the Navy of Russia in December 2020, told RIA Novosti on Sunday, the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov.
Initially the boat was to convey to the fleet last year, but the trials of an improved project Yasen was delayed and the transfer of the submarine was moved to 2020.
The installation of the missiles "Caliber" the icebreaker is not defensive, but offensive step, said Thursday the commander of the U.S. Navy in Europe and Africa Admiral James Foggo
"Russia is aggressive in his approach to the Arctic. They recently presented a new ice breaker "Ivan Papanin", which can carry cruise missiles "Caliber". I already asked this question a few times and will ask again: who put missiles on the icebreakers? Some countries put defensive armament on their icebreakers, but "Caliber" has no defensive weapons," he said during the webinar.
Shipbuilding plant "Severnaya Verf" (part of United shipbuilding Corporation) is planning to transfer the Russian Navy Corvette project 20385 "Thundering" at the end of August 2020, said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of the plant Igor Ponomarev.
"Rumbling" is coming to the plant next week. It will be held a little revision, and in early July he will go to the completion of state tests, after which it will return to the factory. And at the end of August we plan to transfer the Navy", he said.
Compact, stealth, maneuverability and Arsenal, firepower comparable to a large armament of destroyers and cruisers in the sea is being tested, another small rocket ship project 22800 "Odintsovo". The Navy will get eighteen such MRK — they will be distributed between the Baltic, black sea and Pacific fleets. About the fighting capabilities and tactics of the rocket "kids" in the material RIA Novosti.
Small missile ships of the project 22800, or "black widow" began to develop in the 2010s, the first model introduced in 2015. According to the classification of IRAS refer to the ships of the third rank or small corvettes: length — 70 meters width — 11 meters, full load displacement — a total of 870 tons. "Widow" — the continuation of the IRS's previous generation of "Buyan-M" existing in the Baltic sea and the Caspian sea.
Chinese newspaper Guangming daily said about a Russian submarine of the fifth generation project 545 "Likes".
Displacement of the submarine is approximately 11340 tons, with a speed of 35 knots. Maximum diving depth "Likes" will be 600 metres, and the autonomy of the reserve Provisi — 90 days. It was developed by design Bureau "Malakhit".