GarryB wrote:UKSK is a standard missile launcher for the Russian Navy.
Why not fit it to existing submarines?
The upgrades for Kirov all mention 10 UKSK for a total of 80 missiles... they already have Granit launchers... why replace Granit launchers in the Kirovs with UKSK bins and not do the same with the Oscar class SSGNs?
1. There are only 2 Kirovs planned for Russian navy. Petr and Nakhimov.Ther are no more Kirovs in Russian navy. I do not think Kirov class is/(will be upgraded) using UKSK launchers.Do yu think that Kuznetsov will have Granit launchers replaced by UKSK launchers. Kuz will never have Granit launcher removed.That is the best guess from my side.
Russian industry does not support adpaters. I dont think there are any adapters for Granit launchers. At the most it will be for testing mode not for actual deployment.Adapter is a media hype.It is also some experiments carriedd out by various Russian companies at the most ..nothing more.
If the users have more information they can obviously comment on this adapter trials for Granit launchers.
2. When do we thnk that Nakhimov will start firing trials after all its equipment trials are over. It will not be before 2020 -2022 .. Kazan sub is the only sub which will start firing trials soon Possibly by end of 2017. I suggest Patience be better than valor
Yasen-m is much bigger project than Kirov class. Hence we should wait fro these Yasen-M trials and then conclude as what Russian navy is
standard weapons are . UKSK is also a standard launcher but it is used only in small ships, corvettes.
I don't think that 636 Kilo subs have UKSK launchers. UKSK would mean that they have vertical launch cells. They can launch cruise missiles but that is done through torpedo tubes.
Correct Indeed. I do not have specs for latest project 636 subs but it looks like you are correct on this.