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Russian naval revamp to continue unabated

20th March 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in Moscow


Representatives of the Russian MoD and the General Staff have insisted to Shephard that the country’s naval modernisation programme will proceed as planned, despite a difficult economic situation caused by an oil price slump and the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus

At the heart of the fleet expansion programme is a new 80,000-90,000t aircraft carrier, to be built at a cost of RUB400 billion ($5 billion).

Construction of the aircraft carrier is scheduled to begin by the end of 2020, as a response to the launch in December 2019 of the Gerald R Ford-class carrier John F

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Eugene Gerden


Eugene Gerden

Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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