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Russia to put over 40 warships, submarines, support vessels into military service in 2014

March 25, 12:18 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to plans of fleet development, warships and submarines equipped with high-precision assault and anti-submarine weapons, airborne and self-defence devices will come into service of Russian Navy in 2014
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A project 11356 coast guard ship being put afloat (archive)

A project 11356 coast guard ship being put afloat (archive)

© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Medvedev

MOSCOW, March 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Lider head destroyer of new project will be brought into military service of Russia’s Navy in the near future, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Tuesday.

“According to plans of fleet development, warships and submarines equipped with high-precision assault and anti-submarine weapons, airborne and self-defence devices will come into service of Russian Navy,” he said. “These are Yasen nuclear submarines of new generation, modern multipurpose surface warships of such types as corvette, frigate, a small missile-carrying warship and Lider head destroyer of new project,” Borisov said.

He noted that more than 40 warships, submarines and support vessels of different classes will be put on combat duty in Russian naval forces this year. “In 2014 project 11356 coast guard ships, project 21631 small missile-carrying warships, project 21980 anti-sabotage cutters, modern rescue ship Igor Belousov will be commissioned in 2014, several support vessels, such as project 21180 icebreaker, project 02690 self-propelled floating crane and others will be laid down,” the deputy defence minister noted. “In all, Russian Navy plans to put into military service more than 40 warships, submarines and support vessels of different classes in 2014,” he added.

“Construction and creation of advanced ship-based weaponry and equipment will allow rebuffing current and suddenly emerging threats firmly, make resolution of the whole range of tasks that the Navy assumed more combat effective in any parts of oceans in the world,” he believes.

The deputy defence minister recalled that project 20380 multipurpose corvettes, project 20360 small gunships, project 21980 anti-sabotage warships have been delivered to the country’s Navy for the past two years. New Lada project 677 submarine of fourth generation with missile system Kalibr was also brought on combat duty of Russian fleet.

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