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    Russia Modernizing Fourth-Generation Borei-Class Nuclear Subs

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    Russia’s state-run submarine designer Rubin is working to modernize the fourth-generation nuclear ballistic missile submarines of the Borei class, the company’s head said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The work was done "based on the vessels’ exploitation cycle," Vilnit told journalists. He added the company also planned to revamp non-nuclear Lada submarines.

    "With a Borei-A project under construction, the design bureau is working on the next series. We are working closely with the Navy’s scientific institutes," Rubin CEO Igor Vilnit said.

    Borei-class nuclear-powered subs are to become the mainstay of the naval component of the country’s strategic nuclear deterrent.

    By 2020, the Russian Navy plans to operate a total of eight submarines of this type. It has three Borei submarines in operation and three more under construction.


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