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Russia will develop new deep-sea rescue vehicles for the Arctic

A new generation of deep-sea rescue vehicles adapted for Arctic operations is being developed for the Russian Navy, reported TASS news agency.

9 November 2020

'The Navy is working to create the next generation of deep-sea rescue vehicles in the near-term, with characteristics adapted for their potential use in the Arctic both by the Northern and Pacific Fleets,' said Nikolay Yevmenov, commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, at a working meeting at the Admiralty according to the Navy press office.

He added that the Navy is currently upgrading and conducting scheduled repairs of Priz-class deep-sea rescue vehicles with a diving capacity of up to 1,000 metres and Bester-class deep-sea rescue vehicles capable of diving up to 700 metres. Once the upgrade is completed in 2021, the Bester AS-36 vehicle will have a variety of new characteristics that will enable its use in the Arctic Zone.


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