MOSCOW, May 28 (RIA Novosti)
- Defense Ministry, Shipbuilders Fail to Agree Borey Sub Price
- State Contract for Borey-Class Submarines Faces Delays
- Russian Navy to Get 10 Borey Class Nuclear Subs
- First Borey class nuclear sub to be assigned to Pacific Fleet in 2011
- Russia may soon test launch Bulava from 2nd Borey class sub
Russia’s Defense Ministry and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have signed a contract for the delivery of five new Borey class (Project 955) strategic nuclear submarines, USC spokesman Alexei Kravchenko said on Monday.
“I have information that the contract for five subs has been signed,” Kravchenko told RIA Novosti.
He did not specify when the contract was signed but said that the signing was confirmed on Monday.
On May 25, it was reported that the ministry and the USC failed again to agree final contract terms for Borey delivery, despite the intervention of President Vladimir Putin.
Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov told journalists on Friday after a meeting with Putin that his ministry and the submarine manufacturer would return to talks in the future to agree a final price for the Borey boats in 2015.
At the end of Friday’s meeting, Serdyukov and Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov left to sign the deal with no journalists present, and it was unclear how the final agreement looked and whether it would be signed.
Manturov told journalists earlier on Friday after the meeting with Putin that the contract would be signed Friday. He also said then that the Borey contract would be implemented in full.
“There will be five submarines and a design contract,” he said on Friday. “The president made a considered decision that makes it possible to sign a contract with the Defense Ministry until 2020.”
The Russian Navy is to receive at least 10 new Borey class strategic nuclear submarines by 2020. The submarines, to be armed with Bulava ballistic missiles, are expected to constitute the core of Russia's strategic ballistic missile submarine force after 2018.
Then-prime minister Putin said last year that the procurement of new warships and submarines for the Navy would be a priority over the next decade. The Russian government has allocated five trillion rubles ($156 bln) or a quarter of the entire armament procurement budget until 2020 for this purpose.
The signing of a contract for delivery of the Borey submarines has been repeatedly postponed due to the pricing dispute between the Defense Ministry and defense industry enterprises.
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- SirkoWhy Five...??? :-)20:41, 28/05/2012Five...!!! Not enough.
Build thousands state of the art, and missiles and fighter planes. They are far more lethal and difficult to cope with than aircraft carriers.
Only imperialists need massive aircraft carriers..
- wanklordThe Russian Navy = rusted and obsolete warships20:57, 28/05/2012The Russian Navy is a mere collection of rusted and obsolete warships useless in modern warfare and worst of all, it is commanded by a bunch of incompetent and alcoholic admirals.
- lmAnother nut head.13:01, 29/05/2012Wanklord you nut head, I bet you and your country will not want to get Russia’s military including the Navy on the wrong side? They have there issues of course like all others, and by the way your Western Navy are non alcoholics as you would like to believe what a nut head?
Western minds always down play Russia potentials but very deep, very deep they know much better. Turkey which has more war ships in its Navy than Russia has. But only one of Russian war ship has more fire power that the whole of Turkey Navy think about that?
Oh by the way there was a fire onboard a US Sub recently which was under repairs, it seldom made the news in the West, but when the Russian Sub caught fire some months ago under the same situation which was repairs it made headlines did it not? Such is the hypocrisy of your news outlets, did you look at BBC recently on the dead bodies from Syria did you see the lies? Check and find out where the photos were taken before writing rubbish.
- SirkoGrandpa Adolph...:-)23:36, 28/05/2012Yeah!!!
That is what your grandpa Adolph Hitler thought also and the Austro-Magyars, and the Brit-French-Ottoman coalition in the Crimea, and Charles I of Sweden with his grand army and his then fancy state of the art artillery pieces, and the Ottoman empire, and the Papal Germanic hordes on Lake Neva and so on and so on.
....And we history knows what happened to all of them....Ha...!!!
Now it is your turn. So, better prepare and go play with the 'wanks' of you fellow fascists in the west....
- SirkoP.S.23:44, 28/05/2012Of course, let us not forget Napoleon..Hahahahahaha...!!!
Stop playing with your 'wank' and get an education. You named yourself well for one of the meanings of 'swank' is pretentious and that is what you are..
- email@example.comWhat is the cost of the new Borey Class Submarines?06:52, 30/05/2012I have just started working with the Russian Consulate in Ottawa, Canada to redirect some Canadian Defensive spending to Russia.
So I would be interested to know what the contract was for the 5 Borey Class Nuclear Submarines.
The Canadian Borey Class Submarine contract will be for 4 submarines and from 65 to 100 MiG-35 Stealth jet Fighters.
The British experience can be instructive for Russia. London retains its British Commonwealth if it wants to use this as a foundation for integration in the future. That’s a valuable lesson for Russian experts who are calling for an end to “ineffective” associations like the CIS, the Russian World and others.