Russian Navy to Get 80 Support and Auxiliary Ships by 2016

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Russian Navy to Get 80 Support and Auxiliary Ships by 2016
 
The Russian Navy will receive about 80 support ships within the next three years, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday. The Navy High Command said different types and classes of support and auxiliary vessels will help enhance the effectiveness of the Navy’s performance in all areas of responsibility.
     
The Russian Navy will receive about 80 support ships within the next three years, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday. The Navy High Command said different types and classes of support and auxiliary vessels will help enhance the effectiveness of the Navy’s performance in all areas of responsibility.
The Russian Navy sea tanker Boris Botuma transits the waters of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. (Picture: US Navy)
     
These will include tugboats, patrol boats, diving boats, modular search and rescue platforms, and floating cranes, the ministry said.

The ministry said on Thursday the Navy will get over 50 new warships by 2016, including strategic nuclear submarines and special operations support vessels.

Russia is currently in the middle of a huge rearmament program, with $660 billion to be spent on arms procurement by 2020, according to the Defense Ministry.
 

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