Russia is developing a new generation nuclear-powered naval destroyer that will pack more firepower than anything the US Navy can offer.
Though still on the drawing board, the new Lider-class nuclear destroyer is expected to displace more water than its existing Sarych-class analogue and will boast the firepower of a cruiser.
Moreover, it is going to be virtually invisible to enemy radar.
Developed by Severny Design Bureau, a branch of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the new destroyer will have a displacement of about 18,000 tons, a length of 200 meters and a breadth of 20 meters.
Equipped with 70 anti-ship cruise missiles, 128 anti-aircraft guided missiles and 16 anti-ship guided missiles, including Kalibr and Onix, the nuclear powered destroyer will reportedly reach a speed of 30 knots and remain at sea up to 90 days without support.
It will also carry a pair of Ka-27 or Ka-32 helicopters.
It will be a real floating fortress armed with missiles and artillery and a nuclear power plant to ensure Russia’s permanent naval presence in the world.
The Russian Navy is expected to receive twelve Lider-class destroyers by 2025.
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