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Russia: Full steam ahead for Russia's import substitution as navy gets new Moscow-built engines02:40

Russia: Full steam ahead for Russia's import substitution as navy gets new Moscow-built engines

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg
May 19, 2016 at 15:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two brand new Russian-made engines were installed in the hull of a Gremyashchy-class navy corvette inside the Severnaya Verf shipyard in Saint Petersburg on Thursday.

The engines are one of the major products of Russia's import substitution program after Western sanctions were imposed on the country. The engines were put in place by technical specialists who hoisted the machinery into place inside the vessel, still under construction at the dry-dock.

According to the project's chief engineer Sergei Shumelov, "everything will be installed" in the same way including the "military complexes which will be loaded in the hull of the ship".

The new Gremyashchy-class navy corvette will also get an anti-ship missile and anti-submarine Kalibr cruise missile system which can also attack land targets. Before sanctions were imposed against Russia, the engines were to be of German production but were instead substituted for engines by the Kolomensky Factory in Moscow Region

The ship is expected to be finished next year.

Russia: Full steam ahead for Russia's import substitution as navy gets new Moscow-built engines02:40
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Two brand new Russian-made engines were installed in the hull of a Gremyashchy-class navy corvette inside the Severnaya Verf shipyard in Saint Petersburg on Thursday.

The engines are one of the major products of Russia's import substitution program after Western sanctions were imposed on the country. The engines were put in place by technical specialists who hoisted the machinery into place inside the vessel, still under construction at the dry-dock.

According to the project's chief engineer Sergei Shumelov, "everything will be installed" in the same way including the "military complexes which will be loaded in the hull of the ship".

The new Gremyashchy-class navy corvette will also get an anti-ship missile and anti-submarine Kalibr cruise missile system which can also attack land targets. Before sanctions were imposed against Russia, the engines were to be of German production but were instead substituted for engines by the Kolomensky Factory in Moscow Region

The ship is expected to be finished next year.

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