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 in the general design phase, and it is obviously far too early to have any idea what these submarines will be like. However, several main lines are emerging, such as a modular design in order to be able to design buildings for submarine warfare intended to replace the ANS of project 971 Shchuba-B (or Akula in the NATO designation), as well as specialized submersibles. in anti-ship warfare and land strikes, replacing the Antey-class ships of Project 949A.
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