MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moreover, the Russian Navy aims to increase the number of strategic nuclear submarines to 13, including seven 'Boreys' with 'Bulava' missiles.
"Russia's naval nuclear forces have nine strategic submarines that provide continuous military patrols in the sea. The Russian Navy is also planning to increase the number of strategic nuclear submarines to 13, including seven 'Boreys' with 'Bulava' missiles," Shoigu said.
Speaking at a so-called government hour session, he estimated the fleet's share of modern arms at 47 percent. "In order to improve the effectiveness of management, coastal troops are transitioning to the organizational structure of the army corps. four army corps have already been formed in the Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets."
Four army corps have been established across three of the Russian Navy fleets to increase their management efficiency, Shoigu said.