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Russia To Build 5th-Generation Nuclear Sub With Hypersonic Missiles

Vladimir Dorofeyev, CEO of Russia’s Malakhit Marine Engineering Design Bureau, told TASS in 2015 that “the work on the fifth-generation of submarines is already underway.” Now an anonymous source deep within the Russian defense sector told TASS on Thursday that the Husky-class fifth-generation nuclear-powered submarine will be armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles with a deployment date of 2027

The Husky has been included in the state armament program for 2018-2027. There are plans to start the experimental design work on the construction of submarines of this class from 2023 and deliver the lead vessel by the end of 2027,” the unnamed source said.

“Zircon hypersonic anti-ship missiles will become the main armament of the newest multipurpose submarine,” the source added.

The Husky has been included in the state armament program for 2018-2027. There are plans to start the experimental design work on the construction of submarines of this class from 2023 and deliver the lead vessel by the end of 2027,” the unnamed source said.

“Zircon hypersonic anti-ship missiles will become the main armament of the newest multipurpose submarine,” the source added.

“The future submarine’s performance characteristics have been classified. According to open sources, the Husky will feature a two-hull design traditional for the Russian Navy and displace 12,000 tonnes. The submarine will be furnished with the most advanced combat information and control system, a sonar and a system of integration into the unified information space of the Russian Armed Forces,” TASS said.

The defense source told TASS that the Zircon hypersonic missile system would be one of the main armaments on the sub. Currently, the West does not have any missile defense systems to thwart a Russian hypersonic attack. That is why President Trump and the Pentagon are scrambling with record amounts of military spending in modernization efforts to prepare for the modern battlefield, in which, a world where Russia and China have superior weapons. Even Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command recently said the U.S. is powerless against hypersonic missile attacks from Russia.

Russia’s future development of a fifth-generation nuclear-powered submarine coupled with hypersonic missiles could be more evidence that Russia is attempting to counter America’s naval superiority. While the Zircon hypersonic missile has already entered service, it seems like Russia is gaining an edge when it comes to hypersonic technologies versus the West.

source:zerohedge

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