In an interview published by the Russian armed forces newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (red star), Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov gives an update on the developments in the new class of 5th generation attack submarines which will enter service in the next decade in the Russian Navy. Designated Laïka class, named after the first dog to be sent into space, this program, previously identified by the name "Husky" , is expected to become the central model of the Russian nuclear submarines for several decades.
The program is only at the general design stage, and it is obviously far too early to have an idea of what these submarines will be. However, several main lines are emerging, such as a modular design in order to be able to design submarine warfare buildings intended to replace the SNA of the 971 Shchuba-B project (or Akula in the NATO designation), as well as specialized submersibles in the fight against ships and land strikes, replacing the Antey class ships of the 949A project.
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