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Opinion: Russia's reducing naval might

8th July 2019 - 15:34 GMT | by The Clarence in London

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The Russian Navy has unveiled its latest plans to build two helicopter carriers (LPH) over the next 10 years, which will form the basis of a new amphibious force. These plans, on paper at least, are just part of a much larger ambitious programme of naval construction that, if completed, would see Russia introduce a varied range of ships into service including multiple new cruisers, additional escorts and several aircraft carriers in order to retain its status as a blue water navy. 

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