Russia will develop new deep-sea rescue vehicles for the Arctic
A new generation of deep-sea rescue vehicles adapted for Arctic operations is being developed for the Russian Navy, reported TASS news agency.9 November 2020
'The Navy is working to create the next generation of deep-sea rescue vehicles in the near-term, with characteristics adapted for their potential use in the Arctic both by the Northern and Pacific Fleets,' said Nikolay Yevmenov, commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, at a working meeting at the Admiralty according to the Navy press office.
He added that the Navy is currently upgrading and conducting scheduled repairs of Priz-class deep-sea rescue vehicles with a diving capacity of up to 1,000 metres and Bester-class deep-sea rescue vehicles capable of diving up to 700 metres. Once the upgrade is completed in 2021, the Bester AS-36 vehicle will have a variety of new characteristics that will enable its use in the Arctic Zone.