Sunday, 28 February 2016

Russian Navy Looking at Ways to Reduce the Crew Size of its Nuclear Submarines

Russian military leaders are pondering the feasibility of nuclear-powered submarines with their crews sharply reduced owing to onboard systems automation, a source in defense industry told TASS on Friday. Ships like that - Project 705 and 705K Lira-class (NATO reporting name: Alfa-class) torpedo submarines - used to be built in the Soviet Union. Their high performance were owing to the numerous original solutions they embodied. Their automated nuclear reactor and armament control systems both allowed a crew reduction and yielded a wealth of experience in shipborne electronics development. 

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