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Russia to Complete and Modernize Antei-class Subs

Russia to Complete and Modernize Antei-class Subs 23.03.2012
Text: World Arms Trade Analytic Center
Photo: Project 949A Antei nuclear-powered submarine Omsk. bloggmaster.livejournal.com
Project 949A Antei nuclear-powered submarines will be completed and modernized, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief ADM Vladimir Vysotsky told Izvestiya.

According to him, "we will complete Belgorod and other subs of that project", reports Izvestiya.

Experts suppose Antei-class submarines will be armed with new cruise missiles with range up to 1,500 km.

In particular, the newspaper cites Capt 1 rank (retired) Konstantin Sivkov, vice president of Geopolitics Academy saying that Antei-class subs would be equipped with Caliber missiles in order to destroy missile defense assets deployed in Europe. According to a spokesman for Sevmash, the shipyard received the order only for completion of SSN Belgorod. By the way, the new project has substantial distinctions and may even obtain another name.

Source in United Shipbuilding Corporation told Izvestiya that SSN Belgorod would be a non-combat submarine used for intelligence purposes.

According to Izvestiya, "Russian Navy currently operates seven Project 949A Antei submarines, other two subs are under long-term repair, and another one is being prepared for dismantling. In addition, there is a non-completed hull of Antei-class submarine mothballed in 1998. Take note, maintenance of under-built subs costs Sevmash several billions rubles a year, and the Navy does not compensate those expenses".

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