Caspian Flotilla to Get 2 Missile Corvettes in 2013

RIA Novosti
Thursday 21st March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Caspian Flotilla will this year be boosted by two rapid attack missile craft and a number of other auxiliary vessels, the Southern Military District said on Thursday. The new craft are part of a broader strategy to increase the size and capability of the Flotilla in what defense analysts see as a reaction to potential instability in Caspian Sea neighbour Iran. “The Uglich and Grad Sviyazhsk missile corvettes, a Grachonok class high-speed special purpose boat, several Serna class landing craft, and three tugboats will 21631 join the Caspia…

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