The Project 1155 large antisubmarine warfare (ASW) ship Marshal Shaposhnikov (NATO reporting name: Udaloy-class) and the Project 949A Antey nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk (Oscar-II-class) being upgraded for Russia’s Pacific Fleet will be able to launch advanced Tsirkon hypersonic missiles, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said.
Krivoruchko made this statement after his visit to enterprises of the Far Eastern shipbuilding cluster.
According to Krivoruchko, the nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk currently being upgraded to the Project 949AM level by the Zvezda Shipyard in Russia’s Far East will have the same capabilities. The submarine is planned to be delivered to the Pacific Fleet in 2022, he added.
Marshal Shaposhnikov (Russian: Маршал Ша́пошников) is a Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet laid down in 1985. Russian Navy picture.