Oscar submarines remain some of Russias largest and most advanced. Most are still active. They
are equipped with three times as many antiship cruise missiles as their predecessors, the
Charlie-class subs, and four times as many as Echo-class subs. They were designed mainly to
attack U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups.
The Kursk, which sank in 2000, was an Oscar-class submarine.
Read the story of the Kursk tragedy.
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