MOSCOW, August 31 (RIA Novosti)
- Borey Class Subs to be Deployed in Russian North, Pacific Fleets
- Russia to Lay Down New Diesel Sub for Black Sea Fleet
- Russia to Resume Construction of Diesel Subs
- Russian Sub Builders to Get New Management
Russia is developing underwater drones for special tasks, a senior defense industry official said on Friday.
“The U.S. Navy is moving along similar lines,” said Anatoly Shlemov, head of state defense contracts at the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
Although work on those systems began in the USSR in the late 1980s, this is the first time it has been officially announced.
That was why the Soviet Navy abandoned the Piranha submarine program, Shlemov added.
Project 865 Piranha (NATO reporting name Losos) is a midget submarine, designed for special operations and is almost completely silent.
Only two Piranha-class submarines were reportedly built.
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Military exercises are held in order to prevent a war rather than prepare for one. If a potential enemy knows and sees that the Russian Army is constantly improving its skills and adopting state-of-the-art combat equipment and combat support systems he will hardly risk aggression against these Armed Forces and the country they defend.