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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stealth submarines upgraded for India could hit targets at sea and on land

Project 877 (Varshavyanka) class SSKRussian-built Varshavyanka (or Kilo class stealth) submarines, upgraded for India, could hit not only vessels, but also targets on land with cruise missiles, experts said. The modernization would also involve the submarines’ avionics.

After an upgrade, the Russian-made Indian ‘Varshavyanka’ submarines of Project 877 EKM will be able to strike not only vessels, but also ground targets with cruise missiles, Igor Vilnit, CEO of the CDB ME “Rubin” that designed the submarines, said.

He also said the possibilities of the strike missile complex Club-S, installed on these submarines, would be expanded, reports TASS.

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