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    Twenty-First Century Warpaint: Russia Developing New Paint for Arctic Ships

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    Russia's Techmash is developing a new paint for its Arctic-bound military ships and submarines which feature upgraded stealth characteristics.

    Russia's Polymer Material Scientific Research Institute, part of Techmash group, is developing a new paint for its strategic cruisers and submarines in the Arctic.

    Russian ships currently use imported paints made in Finland, China and the US. The newly developed paints, including Argof, are considerably cheaper than their imported analogues and meets the Ministry of Defense's requirements for noise insulation and reduced radar visibility.

    "We are currently developing a paint with improved characteristics, for ships which will work in the conditions of the Far North," the institute's chief Andrei Golubev said.

    Golubev added that this includes paint for strategic cruisers deployed in the Arctic; it is manufactured at the Ural plant in the Russian city of Solikamsk.

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