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    Russia Plans to Fully Upgrade Fleet of Landing Ships by 2050

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    Russian navy's fleet of landing ships will be fully overhauled by 2050, Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Chirkov stressed that the modernization would cover the entire range of landing vessels, from small landing boats to large landing ships.

    "We are planning to replace practically all existing landing ships with new ones by 2050," Chirkov said during an official laying down of the first Project 11711 large landing ship, the Pyotr Morgunov, at the Yantar shipyard in Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.

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