Maybe the future of these submarines is conversion to launch land attack cruise missiles?
Too heavy and noisy for carrier hunters
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TR1 wrote:That chart is meaningless, to be honest.
GarryB wrote:The Russian Navy is way ahead of you George1...
The old single purpose dedicated tubes are being replaced by UKSK type tubes that can carry and launch all new naval cruise missiles... including antiship, land attack, and anti submarine.
George1 wrote: UKSK type tubes will be installed in Oscar II also? I thought they would just replace P-700 with Yakont
New hypersonic weapon ( 1000 km ) will be scramjet only , ramjet cant give you hypersonic speed.
GarryB wrote:New hypersonic weapon ( 1000 km ) will be scramjet only , ramjet cant give you hypersonic speed.
The definition of hypersonic speed is mach 5 or faster and ramjets can be operated at speeds above mach 6.
Scramjets, in comparison can operate to orbital speeds.
In theory/experiments you might be able to take a ramjet beyond Mach 5 but in actual practise you will get Mach 3 - 3.5 at best.
Austin wrote:George1 wrote: UKSK type tubes will be installed in Oscar II also? I thought they would just replace P-700 with Yakont
No UKSK on Oscar-2 , the granit launcher or a modified variant can accomodate 3 Kalbir or 3 Onisk
Τhat means 72 Oniks/Kalibr missiles?
Experts suppose Antei-class submarines will be armed with new cruise missiles with range up to 1,500 km.
In particular, the newspaper cites Capt 1 rank (retired) Konstantin Sivkov, vice president of Geopolitics Academy saying that Antei-class subs would be equipped with Caliber missiles in order to destroy missile defense assets deployed in Europe.
TR1 wrote:In terms of 949?