Two Russian design bureaus began developing unmanned underwater vehicles for deployment by fifth-generation submarines, an official representative of the United Shipbuilding Corporation told RIA Novosti on Friday.
“The Rubin and Malakhit [design bureaus] are involved in the development. The decision to equip these devices and assigning them tasks will be taken during the layout shaping of the fifth-generation submarines,” the official said. Continue reading
In other words, the Russian Navy will be designing full-scale submarine drones while the US Navy suicidally downsizes via ‘budget cuts’ along with the rest of the nation.
SEVERODVINSK, June 17 (RIA Novosti) – Russian fifth-generation submarines will be armed with military robots, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy said.
“The combat capabilities of the multipurpose nuclear and conventional submarines will be improved in the future through integration of promising robotic systems into their weaponry,” admiral Viktor Chirkov said on Tuesday. Continue reading