Thursday, April 18, 2013

Russia to upgrade Navy


12.03.2013, 14:07
Russia will get 78 warships in total by the end of 2020, said Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu as reported by RIA Novosti. According to Sergey Shoigu, military technology delivery is specified in State Armaments Program of Russian Federation.
Russia will get 78 warships in total by the end of 2020, said Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu as reported by RIA Novosti. According to Sergey Shoigu, military technology delivery is specified in State Armaments Program of Russian Federation. In the frame of the Program Russian Navy will receive 8 strategic nuclear-powered submarines, 16 general purpose submarines and 54 surface warships of varied classes.As reported in the beginning of January 2013, Russian Navy will receive 24 warships by 2016: 6 nuclear-powered submarines and 18 surface ships. Besides, the military will get 30 special operations and countersabotage boats. The projects and classes of warships were not specified. According to State Armaments Program Russia will spend 5 trillions rubles (163 billion USD) for the Navy reinforcement by 2020.
Source: Voice of Russia

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