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Russian Navy to Recieve Advanced Torpedoes

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Russian Navy to Recieve Advanced Torpedoes

The Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine seen during the ceremony of St.Andrew’s flag-hoisting in the Sevmash shipyards, Severodvinsk, January 10, 2013. (RIA Novosti / A. Petrov) / RIA Novosti

The Russian Navy will adopt for service the advanced Futlyar deep-water torpedo that is undergoing its state trials now, the Russian news agency TASS reported on June 22, citing a source in the defense industry.

The Futlyar is an upgraded variant of the Fizik homing torpedo. The report says it is undergoing state trials at Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. It’s expected that the torpedo’s full-scale production shouldwill begin in 2017.

“The Futlyar will also be supplied with an improved homing system with an extended underwater target lock-on range. It will retain the baseline model’s range, speed and maximum launch depth – 50 km, over 50 knots and 400 m respectively,” TASS cited the source.

The Futlyar would equip the Project 955A Borey-A (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy-class), Project 885 Yasen-class (Severodvinsk-class) and Project 885M Yasen-M in the first place.

The Futlyar is developed by the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Marine Engineering. The Dagdizel Enterprise will handle its production.

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