Russia often holds its cards close to its chest regarding the cost of military hardware, including the huge Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and Burevestnik nuclear cruise missiles. By just how much these bad boys broke the bank will remain top secret, but here are three weapons with known price tags - and they didn’t come cheap.
The Russian Project 955 strategic nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh arrives at its permanent base in Vilyuchinsk, KamchatkaIldus Gilyazutdinov/Sputnik
Project 955 is a new step in the development of Russia’s nuclear deterrence forces and will guard the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean with onboard Bulava ICBMs.
Each Borei-class submarine produces nearly five
This is the first Russian submarine propelled by a single-shaft water-jet system. For added stealth, the Borei also has two reclining thrusters and retractable bow hydroplanes with flaps.
But most interestingly, this is the only Russian submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles while moving through
India joined the waiting the list for Russia’s notorious and devastating anti-air
Each includes 12 launching installations with four missiles on board, so in total, each battery has 16 missiles capable of shooting down 5th-generation fighters and cruise missiles at a distance of 200 km.
And this is not taking into account the reserve combat set also included in the contract and will be positioned on the battlefield. What’s more, the contract includes transport-charging machines, radar stations, a command post, and a whole series of support vehicles.
This weapon system is considered the world’s most superior - it blows its American and European competitors out of the water.
Viktor Litovkin, a TASS news agency military analyst, told Russia Beyond that each of these fighter jets will cost foreign militaries around $70 million - because other countries need to design a worthy
The Su-35S is a transitional fighter that’s inherited everything good about the Su-57 (Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet) with upgrades, so it outclasses the world’s 4++ generation fighters. It even has a fully digital cabin.
Also, the hydrodynamic control actuators from the power system have been replaced with an electric system: Engineers explain that this not only makes the jet
And let’s not forget that it can carry almost eight tons of bombs and high-precision missiles.
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