ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JULY 26, 2020: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspect warships in the Kronstadt roadstead aboard the Raptor boat ahead of a military parade on Russian Navy Day. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Ñàíêò-Ïåòåðáóðã. Ïðåçèäåíò ÐÔ Âëàäèìèð Ïóòèí è ìèíèñòð îáîðîíû ÐÔ Ñåðãåé Øîéãó (ñëåâà íàïðàâî) íà áîðòó êàòåðà “Ðàïòîð” âî âðåìÿ îáõîäà ïàðàäíîé ëèíèè áîåâûõ êîðàáëåé íà Êðîíøòàäòñêîì ðåéäå â àêâàòîðèè Ôèíñêîãî çàëèâà ïåðåä íà÷àëîì Ãëàâíîãî âîåííî-ìîðñêîãî ïàðàäà â ÷åñòü Äíÿ Âîåííî-Ìîðñêîãî Ôëîòà Ðîññèè. Àëåêñåé Äðóæèíèí/ïðåññ-ñëóæáà ïðåçèäåíòà ÐÔ/ÒÀÑÑ

ST.PETERSBURG, July 26. /TASS/. Some 40 new ships will be put into service with the Russian Navy in 2020, with the focus made on equipping it with unique hypersonic strike systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Main Navy Parade in St. Petersburg on Sunday.

“This year, forty ships and vessels of various classes will be put into service with [the Navy]. <…> Unique advantages and improving the Fleet’s combat capabilities will be achieved due to broad introduction of advanced digital technologies, the world’s unparalleled hypersonic strike systems, unmanned underwater vehicles and due to the most effective self-defense means,” Putin said.

The president also noted that several days ago six new vessels of the far maritime zone had been laid down at three leading Russian shipyards. He recalled that the Russian Navy includes vessels equipped with high-precision arms, strategic underwater cruisers and multirole submarines, as well as advanced jets and other aircraft, unique pieces of armaments and special equipment.

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