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Russia is strengthening its sea power: the oceans will soon be our aircraft carriers

April 5 2008
10:48

On the eve said the commander in chief of the Russian Navy Vladimir Vysotsky. The admiral spoke of an advanced marine weapons: Russia will build not only nuclear submarines, but also a new class of aircraft carriers.

In a speech to the Commander in Chief have been mentioned in the first place, the submarines of Project 955 "Borey" and missiles, the Bulava-M ". The first submarine of the new generation "Yuri Dolgoruky," according to the admiral, to be launched later this year. Her willingness to exceed 90%. Yury Dolgoruky will be released in the sea in July. Not in July or in October or November, "- said Vysotsky.

Plans Maritime Command and the creation in Russia 5.6 aircraft carriers in the Pacific and Northern fleets. It will not separate ships, and entirely new system, which apart from the usual aircraft will be based unmanned aerial vehicles. In the General Staff of the Navy estimated that carriers will increase the combat stability of the Russian fleet tripled. Construction of these ships could begin in 2012-2013, says Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

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