Russia to strengthen its Black Sea fleet with another frigate and two submarines

In 2017, the Russian Black Sea fleet will receive another new frigate and two submarines, as stated by the Commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Admiral Alexander Vitko, TASS news agency reported.

"By the end of the current year, we are expecting the addition to the Black Sea Fleet of another “Admiral series" frigate and two more 636.3-Kolpino and Novgorod project submarines  , “ said Vitko in Sevastopol at the celebration event of the 234 anniversary of the Black Sea Fleet.

Vitko noted that "the Black Sea Fleet has been in the process of modernization and active rearmament for the past three years".

"During this period, the compounds and navy units received more than 50 new warships, boats and auxiliary vessels," he added.

It was previously reported that in 2018-2020 three new Karakurt-class missile corvettes will be built in the annexed Crimea at More shipbuilding factory in the city of Feodosia.

  Russian Navy, Black Sea Fleet