Russia Receives New Stealth Gunboat

Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Fresh from 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," according to a report on

Masorin said the Astrakhan would operate in the Caspian Flotilla. (Source:

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