Reference News Network reported on December 16 that foreign media said that Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief General Vladimir Korolev announced on December 14 that research and development of the fifth generation nuclear submarine is in progress.
He stressed that the new generation of strategic missile nuclear submarines, whether defensive or offensive, have a very high level of operational strength, and will soon become the backbone of the Maritime Strategic forces.
Meanwhile, the Navy will gradually replace older submarines.
He also said: In order to maintain a balance of power in the navy, in the attack, in order to safeguard Russias national interests, especially in the Arctic Ocean, we need to build a new submarine force. I think the first fifth generation submarines will be launched in five years.
He also said: Innovation is likely to be related to the improvement and upgrading of the main engine. Russia has become a global leader in nuclear reactors, especially those based on fast neutron technology. As we all know, the fastest submarine in our country just uses this kind of reactor, but the noise is very high, and the accident rate is also high. Nowadays, the related technology is improving day by day.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Li Xi_NN2587