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Russian Defense Ministry Confirms Work on 5th-Generation Nuclear Sub

© Sputnik / Ildus Gilyazutdinov / Go to the photo bankThe Russian Project 955 strategic nuclear submarine. (File)
The Russian Project 955 strategic nuclear submarine. (File) - Sputnik International
Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov confirmed on Tuesday that Russia had begun work on the preliminary design of a fifth-generation nuclear-powered multipurpose submarine.

Crew member patrols on the USS Charlotte, a nuclear powered attack submarine, at the Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo. (File) - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (UAC) has earlier announced the start of the development of a fifth-generation Husky class nuclear submarine to replace the existing Yasen class boats.

"The work on the preliminary design of a fifth-generation nuclear-powered submarine is currently underway; the results of this work will determine the construction schedule," Borisov said in an interview with the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper.

Some media outlets have indicated that the new multipurpose subs would be equipped with Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles.

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