Russia will induct new submarines, warships, and weapon systems in 2023 to bolster its military firepower, according to a report by the state-owned TASS.
Four underwater vehicles and 12 advanced surface ships will reportedly go into service with the Russian armed forces later this year.
That excludes the Borei-A project’s Emperor Alexander III nuclear submarine.
"Suvorov" Borey-A class sub entered service with the Pacific Flett
Also "Emperor Alexander III" submarine was launched on Thursday.
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The country will also induct 22 launchers with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and three Tu-160 strategic missile carriers.
The Ministry of Defense has also revealed that it will increase the supply of Kinzhal and Tsirkon high-precision hypersonic missile systems.
Bolstering ‘Nuclear Triad’
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said earlier this week that his country will continue to develop its “nuclear triad” to guarantee its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The triad consists of ICBMs, nuclear submarines, and strategic bombers that will act as Moscow’s “nuclear shield.”
“Our immediate plans are to expand the arsenals of modern shock weapons. An equally important task is to upgrade equipment and tactical gear of personnel to the highest level in the shortest possible time,” he said, as quoted by Anadolu Agency.