Russia has started the implementation of its military shipbuilding program, and aims to fully modernize its Navy, supplying it with over 600 surface ships, submarines and other auxiliary ships by 2050. Also, Russia’s Defense Ministry has already approved the technical design specifications for its Leader class destroyers. The destroyer’s nuclear-powered and gas turbine propulsion power plant will be manufactured in Russia and will allow the ships to travel at 30 knots.
The key developer of the next-generation warships is Krylov State Research Center in St. Petersburg. The next-generation warships will be equipped with Caliber cruise missiles and a S-500 Prometey antiaircraft defense system. The warships will be capable of combatting submarines and will also be equipped with two special helicopters and a modern sonar system.