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A prototype of the Orlan wing-in-ground-effect craft armed with missiles is expected to be developed in Russia under the state armament program through 2027, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Monday.
"The state armament program for 2018-2027 includes the Orlan R&D work, which stipulates the construction of the wing-in-ground-effect craft. The prototype will be created as part of this armament program and it will carry missile armament," Borisov said.
The wing-in-ground-effect craft will be used to protect the Northern Sea Route where infrastructure is weakly protected.
"It can hover and monitor these areas, as well as the internal seas: the Caspian and the Black Seas," he said.
The new wing-in-ground-effect craft can also operate as a patrol vehicle to rescue ship crews, Borisov said.
Note the Orlan was another project "Project 904 Orlyonok"
Source: SC ALEKSEEV`s