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Russian Submarines To Be Upgraded To Carry Hypersonic Missiles

The Commander of Russia’s Pacific Fleet Admiral Viktor Liina “has confirmed that the country’s Antey 949A submarines are being modernized and will be equipped with new weapons,” reported Sputnik on Jan. 14.

“The modernization of one submarine of Project 949 is underway; it will be equipped with a new missile system, new means of electronic warfare and communications, and there will be new utilities. It has another displacement volume, but it will solve tasks similar to Yasen subs,” the admiral told Russian media.

Sputnik reported that one of its sources “in the shipbuilding industry said that the subs would become the most heavily-armed undersurface vessels with up to 72 cruise missiles on board, including Kalibr, Oniks and Zircon missiles.”

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