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Russia steers towards submarine fleet growth

31st March 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan

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The Russian Navy anticipates a major replenishment of its nuclear submarine fleet, with plans in place to receive or put into service four new boats by the end of this year.

Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu confirmed in early March that the Project 955A nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Knyaz Vladimir (K-549) – boat four of the Borei class – is planned to become operational before Victory Day on 9 May.

It will be followed by the first serial-production Project 955A boat, Knyaz Oleg.

By the end of 2020, the Russian Navy also expects to receive Kazan (K-561) –

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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