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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Russia Developing Multipurpose Missile Launchers For New Warships, Air Defense To Get Self-Homing Warheads

Project 22350 (Leader) class DDGRussia is currently working on a multipurpose missile launcher, which will be equipped on new warships for the Russian navy. The latest report comes at a time when Moscow continues to beef up its military strength with new missiles, despite the country’s struggling economy.

According to Technodynamika, a subsidiary of the state-owned corporation Rostec, the new multirole launchers will be able to fire ship-borne missiles of different classes from a single launching tube, Russia’s RIA Novosti reported. NATO warships are also equipped with similar hardware, including the Aegis Combat System.

“We have already completed the preplanning work to create the multi-role missile launchers for different types of missiles,” Maxim Kuzyuk, the head of Technodynamika, told RIA Novosti.

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