[Global Network Military Report Dec. 20] Vladimir Dorofeyev, director of the Russian Malachite Design Bureau and nuclear submarine designer, said in an interview with the Russian newspaper on Dec. 19 that the modular design and construction of future nuclear submarines is the primary task of Russian submarine designers.
Modularization and generalization of multi-purpose submarines in supporting equipment can greatly simplify their use because not only can they order spare parts (spare parts, tools and accessories) in batches, but also the cost of the whole life cycle of submarines will decrease, Dolofeyev said. Future submarines (fifth generation nuclear submarines `Husky) are no exception.
There is very little public information about the fifth-generation multi-purpose nuclear submarine Husky. It is known that the submarine will carry the zircon hypersonic cruise missile system first mentioned by the media in February 2011. In addition, the submarine will have a service life of more than 50 years, equipped with robotic technology. Victor Bolsouk, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy for Weapons and Equipment, has said that the manufacture of Husky-class nuclear submarines will be included in the national weapons plan for 2018-2025.