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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Russian Navy gets new stealth gunboat

Reported here:
A state-of-the-art gunboat was handed over to the Russian Navy in St. Petersburg Friday.

It was built at St. Petersburg's Almaz shipyard, the Astrakhan will be the first in the navy warship to have stealth capabilities and can be armed with various artillery systems previously used only on destroyers.

Attending the ceremony, Navy Commander Vladimir Masorin said, "Our country is still capable of building combat ships without outside assistance and there is no doubt it will be in the future."

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