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Russian Navy To Get Buyon-M Corvettes By 2019-End
Buyon-M Corvette

Russian Navy will own ten Buyan-M class missile corvettes armed with Kalibr cruise missiles by the end of 2019.

The Navy previously mentioned that it planned to receive six such warships.

"By the end of 2019, the entire series of these ships will be built, which is about 10,"Navy Deputy Commander Rear Adm. Viktor Bursuk said on Rossiya-24 television channel.

Buyan-M is a 950-ton displacement ship that is 74 meters (243 feet) long with a top speed of 45 kph (28 mph). Among other armament elements, the vessel has eight vertical launch tubes holding 3K14 Kalibr or older missiles models.

Russia is currently conducting a $325-billion rearmament program to modernize 70-percent of its military by 2020.

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