Monday, 22 April 2019

Russia began the development of the fifth generation nuclear submarine

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Source: Russia began the development of the fifth generation nuclear submarine - the Army and the military-industrial complex - TASS: Translated by google - The submarine will have a modular design and an integrated command and control system with artificial intelligence, as well as be equipped with Zircon hypersonic rockets, the TASS source said


MOSCOW, April 17th. / Tass /. St. Petersburg Marine Engineering Bureau "Malachite" began development work (OCD) under the code "Laika" to create a fifth-generation multipurpose nuclear submarine. This was announced on Wednesday TASS source in the military-industrial complex.

According to him, in the “end of 2018, Malachite completed research work under the Husky cipher with defining the appearance of the fifth-generation multipurpose nuclear submarine, the results of the work were approved by the military department.”

"After" Malachite "proceeded to the next stage of the creation of the submarine - OCD under the code" Laika, "said the agency interlocutor.

He did not disclose the estimated technical characteristics of the submarine under development, but noted that "one of its types of strike weapons will be Zircon hypersonic rockets. The source added that the Laika will have a modular design and a single integrated combat control system with artificial intelligence."

In the United Shipbuilding Corporation did not comment TASS information about the beginning of the ROC "Laika".

In June 2018, in the annual report "Malachite" it was reported that the ROC to create a promising multi-purpose nuclear submarine of the new generation should begin in 2019. The document noted that the work was envisaged in the draft state armament program for the period 2018-2027, the code of the work was not indicated.

About the work on the fifth generation submarines

Earlier it was repeatedly reported about the ongoing preliminary design of a new generation of submarines. In particular, the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov in May 2018, said that the experts offered several options for the appearance of the submarine, from which to choose the best. Then he said that the submarine will be called "Husky".

Now a series of fourth-generation multipurpose submarines of the Yasen type and strategic submarines of the Borey type are being built in Russia.


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