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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Construction of Russian Next-Generation Warship Delayed by Ukraine Export Ban

Project 22350 (Gorshkov) class FFGRussian military shipbuilding is being stalled by Ukraine's refusal to deliver engine turbines to drive a new class of Russian naval frigates, a senior official at one of Russia's shipbuilders said in an interview published Wednesday by industry news site

The first of the new Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates was delivered to the Russian navy last year, but construction on the second ship stalled for lack of an engine to power its propellers.

"Ukraine refused to supply the turbines … even though the money has already been paid," Valery Ryzhov, chief designer of the Kolomensky engine plant, said in the interview with FlotProm.

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