Lord of the Seas: Russian Navy to Receive Over 50 Warships by 2018

© Flickr / SergiiThe Russian guided missile destroyer Smetlivy
The Russian guided missile destroyer Smetlivy - Sputnik International
More than 50 warships will reinforce the Russian Navy between 2016 and 2018.

SEVEROMORSK (Russia), (Sputnik) — The Russian Navy will commission over 50 warships by 2018, Navy Commander Adm. Vladimir Korolev said Monday.

"I would like to emphasize that we have commissioned 42 warships in the past three years, from 2013 to 2016. From 2016 to 2018 we are planning to commission more than 50 warships," Korolev said.

The Russian Armed forces are undergoing a massive rearmament program.

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