Friday, January 11, 2013

Russian Navy: 15 new SSBNs by 2020 (Defense)

Besides the nuclear submarine (SSBN) Yury Dolgoruky presented Thursday to the Russian Navy, 14 more attack submarines Borei class Iassen complement and naval forces of the country by 2020, announced to reporters Thursday the Minister Russian Defense, General Sergei Shoigu. "In addition to the SSBNs, the Russian Navy will receive seven strategic submarines of this class and seven multipurpose nuclear submarines," said the minister at the end of a videoconference with President Vladimir Putin. According to him, the entry into service of Yury Dolgoruky to hope that the weapons program for 2020 will be realized. building One Borei class, the Yury Dolgoruky, has Thursday was officially handed over to the Navy at a ceremony held at the Severodvinsk shipyards Sevmach (northern Russia) in the presence of Mr Shoigu. According to the military, nuclear submarines of this class form the backbone of the naval component of the Russian strategic nuclear forces.

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