Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An Affordable Russian Navy?

It is interesting that lately I'm getting hits from Moscow on various posts about the concept I raised of modularized auxiliary cruisers using standardized shipping containers to house systems and assets.

Russia already has a missile-in-a-box, I'll note.

As a land power with long borders, Russia can ill afford to divert resources from their ground forces and air power designed to support them to build a vanity navy.

Could this be how Russia can increase naval power without gravely weakening their land power?