OCTOBER 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

The Russian Navy completed tests of the latest Karakurt-class corvette of project 22800 in the Arctic. It was previously unknown how far the warship can operate in low temperatures and bad weather. The Odintsovo corvette fulfilled all missions during a two-month sortie in the Barents and White Seas and trained missile fire. Experts believe the possibility to redeploy cruise missile carriers from the Baltic Sea to the Arctic will radically strengthen the Russian Arctic force, the Izvestia daily writes.

China's indigenously developed 10,000 ton-class Type 055 guided missile destroyer can counter stealth aircraft and low-Earth orbit satellites, a Chinese state-owned media recently revealed, leading Chinese experts to say onOct. 11 that the capabilities will give Chinese forces a key edge over their opponents in modern warfare, Global Times reports.

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