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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Russia to Produce Cruise Missile Armed Ground Effect Vehicles After 2020

Orion 20 Wing In Ground Effect aircraftA GEV, or ekranoplan, is a vehicle that is capable of being elevated above ground or water, but should not be confused with a hovercraft or aircraft, though it floats like both above surfaces.

“The topic of ekranoplans is to be renewed with strike capabilities…and carry cruise missiles. Construction should begin after 2020 in the city of Nizhny Novgorod,” the Naval officer said.

According to the officer, the Defense Ministry has issued tactical and technical requirements and development work is underway.

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