The later puts the RuN in close similarity to the RN.
Please... the RN is going down in funding... it always has... any time they get things right and do the job some bean counters think they must be over funded and cut their funding. The Russian Navy in comparison have never been considered the primary arm of the Russian Military, but at least plans are in place to update and improve...
Nope. Algeria, Egypt, Cyprus, Syria and right now Greece and Turkey.
I said Europeans can't be trusted and you list African countries plus Greece and Cyprus and Turkey as countries they can... really?
No excuses my friend. Russia has the same if not more friendly ports than in USSR days.
How many of those countries have tugs that can tow the K? How many of those are available when needed?
Well, the MiGs are there. What are they waiting for?
If the arrester gear story is true, perhaps they are waiting to find out what the problem was and get it fixed.
Allegedly Migs are atm "grounded", and Su-33s are on Hymaumim airbase not on the carrier as arresting gear is not working yet and they cant land back after they are being launched.
Well then technically they are no more grounded than the Su-33s in the sense that they can take off but not land back on the carrier...
Interesting, the K has four independent arresting wire.
Is there a common system component that went wrong?
You can't operate with one... the idea is that there are four lines that you can catch your hook on as you come in.
It doesn't matter which you hook, but you do need a good hook on one line for it to stop your aircraft.
All four lines are connected to geared cables that rapidly slow down the very fast rather heavy aircraft.
I presume if one wire lost the airplane can land, they lose the plane only if all four arresting gear los
Losing four lines is like a four engined aircraft losing all four engines... very very unlikely to happen naturally.
A plane can try to land and hook no lines... in which case it powers up and flys around and tries again.
If it was just snapped wire, they would remove it and land aircraft on remaining wires, that is not something unusual, that happened before even on US carriers.
A snapped wire could be removed and the remaining three wires used to land the aircraft.
It has to be something rather more than this.
I suspect the gear mechanism that absorbs the energy of the aircraft as it lands.
That's a disaster much worse than the whole boiler-gate and tug-gate. Basically the carrier was/is disabled for many days.
In the middle of a war deployment, great.
Yes, the sky is falling... now they have their super carrier in place and they are unable to launch devastating ground strikes with it to defeat ISIS... or wait a minute... they were never going to be able to do that with two MiGs anyway...
Heads should roll over this.
Why no demands for heads to roll when UK ships overheat or US super cruisers become target barges... double standard for someone who claims to be unbiased...
Well it can't be much worse than a navy's only 60,000 ton carrier sitting ashore of Latakia, in the middle of a war, with no working fixed-wing capability. Can't launch any planes as it won't be able to recover them. Think about it for a second. The context of the Zumwalt failure is having one new ship of a limited 3-ship class sorting out its kinks in basically friendly waters, near home. When possessing over 60 equivalent vessels (see below) in active duty. No comparison my friend.
No comparison at all... the K is an old design that has been neglected for much of its life with quite a few design issues that really need to be addressed. It was never going to have a significant influence on the conflict in Syria... it is there for operational tests and training, so this problem is actually good experience for them. The US uber cruiser becoming immobile due to a leak of sea water... something the damn thing is supposed to operate on for its entire operational life is rather more disturbing... this is the future of the US Navy... it is the pinnacle of US technology and navy prowess... and it is junk.
Russian Navy needs to get its act together. It's been a tough month for them.
Of course it is the Russian Navys fault one captain made a mistake and a part of the arrester gear on the K failed... obviously their training is at fault an Putin should be held responsible and fired... dick head.
That's his career down the tubes.
When US subs surface into Japanese fishing boats and kill the fishermen their captains get no punishment. When AEGIS class cruiser captain enter the territorial waters of foreign powers and shoot down civilian airliners they get medals... surely for damaging a propeller he should get a medal too.