The 2002 draft federal budget plans to provide for augmenting the fleet of the new generation submarines, a RIA Novosti correspondent quotes Vice-Premier and Minister of Industry, Science and Technologies Ilya Klebanov as saying to journalists on Tuesday. He said that the fourth-generation submarine Gepard is now being tested at the Sevmashzavod ship-building factory. "It has already passed all the tests," said Klebanov, but added that the design had not yet been thoroughly elaborated.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18