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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  walle83 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:49 am

    Isos wrote:If they had the Ukraina ( ukrainian slava ship) which is not finished they could easily modify weapons and sensors and put P-800 instead P-1000 and S-400 instead S-300. The other ships will probably be replaced so they could be canibalized for parts for the Ukraina and keep this one for another 20 years. But I don't think they will.

    Ukrainya has been sitting at the docks for over two decads without any work. It would take years to ger her in shape and it would cost a very large sume of money. No russia would be better of building new frigates och corvettes for those cash.

    There were actully plans that Russia would buy the cruiser from Ukraine a few years back, but after inspecting the ship they would not buy it, even for a very low cost. I think that tells us how bad condition that ship relly is.
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:33 am

    A ship that size is useful if you have no alternative... but a ship that size in a bad shape is more of a liability than something useful.

    They had to make the decision of whether to do a full upgrade with all new weapons and systems or to just upgrade electronics and propulsion.

    The design of the ship means that the new designed more stealthy weapons are not compatible with the older design so they decided to go with a less ambitious upgrade.

    They could have spent an enormous amount of money and done a full upgrade but it would always be a Slava class vessel with new systems... it will never be a new ship.

    They clearly decided to spend less money on the upgrade and get it into the water quicker and while wasting less money so resources and money and shipyard time can be spent on more useful things.



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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:37 am


    Actually it's not a major threat as tipping them with nuclear warheads takes away their first-strike or general strike potential.
    No nuclear power cares much about tipping surface vessels like that, hence SSBNs are tasked for those purposes.

    From locations in the Black Sea or the North Sea a Slava class ship with Vulcan missiles with nuclear warheads would be very effective in a first strike role against NATO.

    16 supersonic low flying missile with 1,000km range would be an ideal way to deal with the European based ABM system and of course various targets in the UK and France...

    They adapted the Granit to land attack capability... do you think if they can do that for a missile no longer in production that they might also do that for a missile that is in production...


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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:48 am

    GarryB wrote:

    Actually it's not a major threat as tipping them with nuclear warheads takes away their first-strike or general strike potential.
    No nuclear power cares much about tipping surface vessels like that, hence SSBNs are tasked for those purposes.

    From locations in the Black Sea or the North Sea a Slava class ship with Vulcan missiles with nuclear warheads would be very effective in a first strike role against NATO.

    16 supersonic low flying missile with 1,000km range would be an ideal way to deal with the European based ABM system and of course various targets in the UK and France...

    They adapted the Granit to land attack capability... do you think if they can do that for a missile no longer in production that they might also do that for a missile that is in production...

    There are only three Slava and only two are anywhere near NATO/Europe. One of them is basically bared to operate at open sea if SHTF.
    Two dozens or so of cruise missiles are not a threat for anything significant.

    European ABM is also highly ship-based in areas and seas that those two Slavas cannot even reach to fire a few silver bullets from the 80s.
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  Benya on Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:43 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:

    Simple, one at a time...   I'd put Varyag thru next, as Moskva has P-1000 Vulkans, so leave her till last.

    Actually all ships of the class is equipped with P-1000 "Vulkan" missiles, so no worries about the main firepower of the cruisers.



    What I miss from the Ustinov is the AK-630M-2 "Duet" CIWS. All Slava-class cruisers have 6 single, six-barrelled rotary AK-630 cannons (2 facing forward, 2 facing starboard (right side of the ship) and 2 facing port (left side of the ship)).

    The "Duet" is basically 2 of these guns built into one complex. You can find them on Buyan-M-class corvettes. As for the Ustinov, it could have 3 of these instead of 6 single ones would make sense IMO.

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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:27 am

    European ABM is also highly ship-based in areas and seas that those two Slavas cannot even reach to fire a few silver bullets from the 80s.

    The ground based components would be vulnerable to attack...

    Vulkan would still be dangerous for even the most modern ship on the planet using a conventional warhead.


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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  Singular_Transform on Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:35 am

    KiloGolf wrote:

    There are only three Slava and only two are anywhere near NATO/Europe. One of them is basically bared to operate at open sea if SHTF.
    Two dozens or so of cruise missiles are not a threat for anything significant.

    European ABM is also highly ship-based in areas and seas that those two Slavas cannot even reach to fire a few silver bullets from the 80s.

    Europe doesn't has ABM systems.

    There is same US system, designed to protect the US.

    Europe doesn't has anything to protect itself.
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:42 am

    Singular_Transform wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:

    There are only three Slava and only two are anywhere near NATO/Europe. One of them is basically bared to operate at open sea if SHTF.
    Two dozens or so of cruise missiles are not a threat for anything significant.

    European ABM is also highly ship-based in areas and seas that those two Slavas cannot even reach to fire a few silver bullets from the 80s.

    Europe doesn't has ABM systems.

    There is same US system, designed to protect the US.

    Europe doesn't has anything to protect itself.

    Europe has many ABM-capable ships and have been training/preping on this.
    French and Italian are working on Aster missile with ABM component.
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  Singular_Transform on Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:30 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    Singular_Transform wrote:
    KiloGolf wrote:

    There are only three Slava and only two are anywhere near NATO/Europe. One of them is basically bared to operate at open sea if SHTF.
    Two dozens or so of cruise missiles are not a threat for anything significant.

    European ABM is also highly ship-based in areas and seas that those two Slavas cannot even reach to fire a few silver bullets from the 80s.

    Europe doesn't has ABM systems.

    There is same US system, designed to protect the US.

    Europe doesn't has anything to protect itself.

    Europe has many ABM-capable ships and have been training/preping on this.
    French and Italian are working on Aster missile with ABM component.


    Europe doesn't has basic air defence network , so the ABM network is a dream max.

    ABM require things like early warning radars, targeting radars and capable missiles with flexible conventional or nuclear warheads.

    The US spending as much for ABM procurement as the whole EU spend for military programs/assets.
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:30 pm

    Singular_Transform wrote:Europe doesn't has basic air defence network , so the ABM network is a dream max.

    ABM require things like early warning radars, targeting radars and capable missiles with flexible conventional or nuclear warheads.

    The US spending as much for ABM procurement as the whole EU spend for  military programs/assets.

    We do.

    European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA)
    NATO Ballistic Missile Defense Operations Center (BMDOC)

    Europe is not a country and its air defence is more similar to Soviet PVO's air component. I.e. a fvckload of fighters and less focus on SAMs beyond the Patriot. Individual countries have their own thing. Greece and Cyprus are quite robust SAM-wise. Others not so much, but then again shared NATO AWACS and big numbers of interceptors compensate for aerial threats. The bonus is AEGIS, APAR, SAMPSON, EMPAR and even SMART-S/L destroyers and frigates which add a huge capability and are much more survivable platforms.

    IRBM and MRBM defense is work in progress. RN's Type 45 have been tested in detecting and tracking such targets. Operational EU-made ABMs are a matter of time (Aster 30 Block 1/1NT are ready Block 2 BMD is planned) but the radar sensor capability is already there. Also US forces in Europe are de facto part of Europe's air defense.
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  Singular_Transform on Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:10 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:

    We do.

    European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA)
    NATO Ballistic Missile Defense Operations Center (BMDOC)

    Europe is not a country and its air defence is more similar to Soviet PVO's air component. I.e. a fvckload of fighters and less focus on SAMs beyond the Patriot. Individual countries have their own thing. Greece and Cyprus are quite robust SAM-wise. Others not so much, but then again shared NATO AWACS and big numbers of interceptors compensate for aerial threats. The bonus is AEGIS, APAR, SAMPSON, EMPAR and even SMART-S/L destroyers and frigates which add a huge capability and are much more survivable platforms.

    IRBM and MRBM defense is work in progress. RN's Type 45 have been tested in detecting and tracking such targets. Operational EU-made ABMs are a matter of time (Aster 30 Block 1/1NT are ready Block 2 BMD is planned) but the radar sensor capability is already there. Also US forces in Europe are de facto part of Europe's air defense.


    Baltic sea frozen winter time, so warships are useful only to protect Europe from the US missiles, not from the Russians.
    Check the maps.


    And europe (germany, uk , france and so on) needs system to protect against ICBM (US,russia,chinese, indian) ,and medium range missiles.



    and as I see the US-European axis will break in the not so constant future.

    The US and EU doesn't sharing the same geopolitical interest any more.

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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  hoom on Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:11 am

    Vid of Ustinov upgrade, not much actually interesting until the leaving port bit though
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  Big_Gazza on Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:09 pm

    Another picture of the decaying rustbucket that is the pride of the Ukropi navy....




    It sickens me to think of this grand old lady in the clutches of these filthy orc mongrels...
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:27 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:Another picture of the decaying rustbucket that is the pride of the Ukropi navy....




    It sickens me to think of this grand old lady in the clutches of these filthy orc mongrels...

    well the time has come..

    Symbolic End: Missile Cruiser 'Ukraine' Being Sold Off for Scrap Metal

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/201703261051973997-ukraine-cruiser-scrapped/


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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  Benya on Fri May 12, 2017 10:48 pm

    Russian missile cruiser starts air defense drills in Barents Sea

    At sea, the crew will practice combat teams’ cohesion and accomplish a number of shipborne drills for air and anti-submarine defense and shipboard damage control on the move and in anchorage


    MOSCOW, May 12. /TASS/. The missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov has sailed to the Barents Sea for air defense and anti-submarine warfare drills, Northern Fleet spokesman Vadim Serga said on Friday.

    "The missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov has entered the Barents Sea for accomplishing the second course assignment under the combat training plan. At sea, the crew will practice combat teams’ cohesion and accomplish a number of shipborne drills for air and anti-submarine defense and shipboard damage control on the move and in anchorage," the spokesman said.

    The cruiser’s crew earlier made preparations for the voyage, checked weapons and the ship’s technical systems. After the drills, the Marshal Ustinov will return to Severomorsk.

    The Marshal Ustinov is a Project 1164 missile cruiser. It was laid down on October 5, 1978 at the Nikolayev Shipyard and floated out on February 25, 1982. The cruiser joined the Northern Fleet on November 5, 1986.

    It is 186 meters long and 20.8 meters wide and has a maximum speed of 32 knots and a crew of about 500 men. The cruiser is armed with 16 cruise missile launchers and also with air defense, artillery and anti-submarine warfare weapons.

    The Russian Navy currently operates three missile cruisers of this type: the Moskva in the Black Sea Fleet, the Varyag in the Pacific Fleet and the Marshal Ustinov in the Northern Fleet.

    Source: Arrow http://tass.com/defense/945586



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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  hoom on Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:10 pm

    Bunch of pics of Ustinov arriving at Kronshtadt for Navy Day http://foto-i-mir.ru/1164-marshal-ustinov-170728/
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    Re: Project 1164 Atlant: Slava Class cruiser

    Post  hoom on Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:11 am

    Couple more Ustinov pics


    Is it just me or does having the guys along the rail like that make it look much smaller?

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