Russia Developing Multipurpose Missile Launchers for Brand New Warships
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russia is developing a multi-role missile launcher for ship-borne missiles to be equipped on state-of-the-art watercraft of the Russian Navy, Technodynamika's head Maxim Kuzyuk told RIA Novosti.
Technodynamika is a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned corporation Rostec.
Technodynamika's multi-role launchers make it possible to launch missiles of different classes and purposes from a single launching tube. Similar hardware is deployed on the NATO ships equipped with the Aegis Combat System, Sputnik reported.
"We have already completed the pre-planning work to create the multi-role missile launchers for different types of missiles," Kuzyuk said, adding that the issue of deploying the brand new Shtil-1 surface-to-air missile systems has been addressed.
Earlier it was reported that Russia was developing a new class of anti-air destroyers, known as Leader. The Russian Navy is expected to operate twelve Leader-class ships by 2025.
The nuclear-powered Leader-class destroyer is planned to be equipped with more than 200 silo-based missiles of different class. It is meant to replace the Sovremennyy-class destroyer, the Udaloy I class and the Slava-class cruiser.