Sunday, March 21, 2010

Russia Navy Needs Minimum 50 Nuclear Subs for Fleet

The Russian Navy ideally needs to have at least 50 nuclear-powered submarines, a high-ranking Navy officer said during a live interview with Ekho Moskvy radio station.The Russian Navy has some 60 strategic, multi-functional and diesel-powered submarines in its fleet that are combat ready.The number of nuclear submarines in Russia's Navy should be no less than 40-50," First Deputy of the Naval General Staff Vice Admiral Oleg Burtsev said.He said that France, Britain and the United States have at least nine combat ready nuclear subs at sea at all times..............................Full Story

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