Aircraft Carrier Vs. Cruise Missile #31
The Russian’s are back in the carrier-killing business, if they ever left. Report from SeattlePI:
ITAR-Tass quoted the Defense Ministry as saying that the first in a series of six atomic submarines, the Severodvinsk, will join the navy in 2011. At least five other submarines of the same type will be built by 2017, it said.
The new hypersonic cruise missiles with increased range are designed to strike “aircraft carriers of the potential enemy if they pose a direct threat to Russia’s security,” the ministry said, according to ITAR-Tass. It said the missiles are also capable of hitting land targets.
H/T to Neptunus Lex.