Zvezda shipbuilding complex will build 2 research vessels (NIS) provided for by the Nauka project.
Zvezda shipyard has all the necessary competencies and technical capabilities for the construction of Arctic-class vessels. The design of NIS is carried out in the Lazurit Central design Bureau.
New multifunctional vessels of unlimited navigation area are intended for conducting various types of scientific research of fundamental and applied significance in the World Ocean, including physical, chemical, meteorological, biological, geological, geophysical and others.
Research vessels will allow a wide range of measurements of the marine environment using onboard and towed equipment with the ability to process the received data in real time. NIS will also have on-Board laboratories for analysis of water samples, suspension and bottom sediments.