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Russia to modernise Project 949AM submarines 22 May, 2016

Russia begin a multiyear plan to modernise its Project 949A ( NATO Code Oscar II ) (Antyey-class nuclear-powered guided-missile submarines (SSGNs) Modified Oscar II will carry up to 72 modern anti-ship cruise missiles and the upgrade programme will keep the boats running into the 2030s, as the Project 885 Severodvinsk (Yasen)-class SSNs enter service. The updated SSGNs will be known as Project 949AM boats. The Oscar II has been known as 'carrier killer' for its primary mission of countering aircraft carrier battlegroups. Of the 11 Oscar IIs built in the 1980s and early 1990s, eight remain in service.

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