Russia Plans to Upgrade Four of its Nuclear-powered Submarines

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June 3rd, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein –           

Russian Defense Ministry is planning to upgrade four Project 949A Antei nuclear-powered submarines for the Pacific Fleet, equipping them with the Kalibr missiles, before the year 2025.

“Repairs and an upgrade of the Project 949 multi-role nuclear-powered submarines are scheduled. The old Granit missiles will be replaced with the Kalibr ones, which proved itself during the Syrian conflict among other things”, said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov during his visit to the Zvezda plant in the Russian Far East on Saturday.

He also said a part of the hull equipment of submarines’ hull will be replaced.

“This is used in the current state armament program and is planned in the next one. An upgrade of the Kursk submarine is currently under way, it will be ready in 2021, and we are currently discussing plans to upgrade three more ships as part of the future state armaments program for 2018-2025”, he further added.

At the moment, Zvezda plant is undergoing upgrade as well.

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