Russian experts: Russia's construction of ocean fleet is meaningless, unable to catch up with China and the United States


Russian experts: Russia's construction of ocean fleet is meaningless, unable to catch up with China and the United States

[World Wide Web military comprehensive report] according to the Russian free media website reported on July 9th, Russia's major maritime power is being postponed. In recent years, the Ministry of industry and trade in Russia announced the development strategy of shipbuilding industry before 2035. In the future, the priority direction of the surface warship will be the "fast boat fleet" - a fleet composed of small drains and warships used in near shore waters.

According to the report, the production of the existing series of surface warships will be completed by 2025. Later, the first ships of the new surface ships will be built, including oceangoing warships. But these warships will be the development of old ships, because maintaining continuity will help reduce costs. As for the underwater fleet, the construction of strategic nuclear submarines will continue.

As early as the autumn of 2017, Yuri Borisov, the Deputy Minister of national defense, revealed for the first time that the construction of offshore ships would be the focus of the 2018-2027 year Russian national armament plan Navy. The exciting paragraphs in the basic principles of National Naval Policy before 2030 were virtually impossible to achieve, and that became clear at that time.

"Only a strong navy can ensure Russia's leading position in the multipolar world in the twenty-first Century," the report said, and Russia would not allow "the US and other major maritime powers' Navy (its navy) to take an absolute advantage" and "will be committed to the position of second of the Global Combat power". In addition, it also talked about the Russian Navy's actions in the "distant world ocean".

Alexander Gramzihin, deputy director of the Russian Institute of political and military analysis, said that the priority direction put forward by the development strategy of shipbuilding industry is reasonable.

He said: "building the oceangoing fleet in the current situation is not only meaningless, but also harmful. A lot of money is needed for this. But we still can neither catch up with the United States nor catch up with China. It should be admitted directly that even if Russia participates in war, it will be land instead of sea. The speedboat fleet is actually a coastal defense unit extending offshore. Therefore, the oceangoing fleet had to sacrifice first in every component of the armed forces. It is worth noting that the construction of strategic nuclear submarines will continue as usual. "This is correct, and I support it. Submarines will be used to deal with threats from the ocean.

When reporters asked whether Russia could make up for the lack of friendship with China, Hera M Chikhin said, "other people's fleet can't replace it."


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