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Russian coastal force moves through first modernisation phase

29th August 2019 - 16:45 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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Russia's coast guard has completed the first stage of an extensive modernisation effort which has seen the regeneration of its coastal defence fleet, according to senior service officials.

According to Adm Gennady Medvedev – the head of the Coast Guard Department of the Russian Border Guard Service - in recent years the Russian Coast Guard Service completed the transition to a variety of new types of ships.

Medvedev told Shephard the new platforms are characterised by improved speed and combat performance compared to their predecessors, while the number of vessels delivered has enabled the service to replace almost all of

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Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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