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Russian Warship Tests New Anti-Submarine Weapon

AP/Vadim Savitsky

A Russian navy corvette destroyed a simulated enemy submarine using a new weapon during a military drill. 

"The target was conditionally destroyed with the help of the small-size anti-submarine 'Package' weapons system," said the press secretary for the Western Military District. 

The press secretary added that Package is a "fundamentally new system of weapons for surface ships that can significantly improve their survival." 

The Package is designed to protect surface vessels from enemy submarines and torpedoes within close range, as well as detect and classify underwater threats. 

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