Russia’s New Stealth Destroyer to Tote 200 Missiles, ‘Nuclear Heart’

The Russian Navy's missile corvette Zeleny Dol sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey February 14, 2016

The Russian Navy’s missile corvette Zeleny Dol sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey February 14, 2016 | © REUTERS/ Murad Sezer

 

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.

Full article: Russia’s New Stealth Destroyer to Tote 200 Missiles, ‘Nuclear Heart’ (Sputnik News)

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