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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:28 pm


    That guy whines about "collapse of surface fleet in 2030's"

    If that is the case then there are only two possible solutions​ that would avert that event before that point in time:

    1) Pick one ship class (corvette or frigate but pick one) and start building it at several shipyards simultaneously (they should be doing this anyway)

    2) Purchase couple of dozen "blank" frigates (just hull and engine) from China and install rest of equipment themselves (Russian armament and sensors)

    Chinese have long graduated to building destroyers, cruisers and carriers so throwing out 20+ frigate hulls in several years should not be a problem for them

    What definitely isn't a solution to this problem he claims is so acute is that nonsense he is suggesting (starting new vessel classes from scratch)
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    Post  hoom on Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:40 am

    I also don't get his hate for Project 12700, its indeed equipped with old style mine trawling gear but its also equipped with a bunch of modern ROVs & AUVs, modern control software, dynamic positioning...

    According to global-security.org its got:
    2 x Alister 9-type AUVs
    2 x K-Ster I-type ROVs
    10 x K-Ster C-type ROVs
    1 x Inspector-MK2-type MCM surface unmanned vehicle

    Not sure if thats simultaneously or either/or
    Also apparently can't actually carry Inspector-MK2 since its too big to fit so tows it around, smaller domestic version is being developed.

    ROVs/AUVs can be put on other ships & 22160 in particular is probably a good candidate but surely a specialist crew on a specially built ship is going to be better at it.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:47 am

    Time to learn from the enemy:
    https://army-news.ru/2018/11/vmf-rossii-pora-uchitsya-u-vraga/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com
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    Post  LMFS on Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:11 pm

    Shipbuilders suggest constructing more corvettes and frigates for Russian Navy

    The program of building ships for the Navy should be focused on long series of warships, which will make the process of their creation noticeably cheaper, says shipyard's CEO

    The St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Verf Shipyard has come up with a proposal to boost the number of corvettes and frigates that are built for the Russian Navy, Shipyard CEO Igor Ponomaryov told TASS on Wednesday.

    "We are building a series of ships for the Navy and are giving our proposals on increasing the construction volume and the number of new-generation frigates and corvettes. The Defense Ministry is working through these issues and I believe that corresponding decisions will be made at the state level. We can build simultaneously up to eight corvette-and frigate-class ships," the chief executive said.

    The program of building ships for the Navy should be focused on long series of warships, which will make the process of their creation noticeably cheaper, he added.

    "We are convincing both the Defense Ministry and the Navy in every possible way that ships should be built in long series as this is cheaper for the country and this is technologically more convenient for a shipyard and for a design bureau. Short series should be avoided: they will be expensive and lead ships will be delivered for acceptance much longer with the newest equipment. As for long series, it will be cheaper to train the crews: equipping training centers is cheaper and supplying spare parts is simpler," he added.


    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/1031837

    This is not only convenient for the shipyard, but actually makes a lot of sense for RuN as far as I can see...
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    Post  Isos on Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:24 pm

    He says nothing new...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:18 am

    Better later than never!
    China had similar problems with her navy, as it was mostly a coastal green water force of fast patrol boats & diesel subs, before large a # of FFGs & DDGs were built.
    These classes of ships form the backbone of a blue water navy.
    "When a student is ready, a teacher will appear".
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:39 am


    Oh my God, he reads this forum... and every other one...

    Such radical thinking
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:43 am

    He could've read this 1 I posted above: https://army-news.ru/2018/11/vmf-rossii-pora-uchitsya-u-vraga/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    Russian Navy will order two more frigates of the type "Admiral Gorshkov"
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    Post  hoom on Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:46 am

    Its not like they haven't intended to build long series.
    Original new navy plan was for 20+ each of 20380 & 22350 along with a heap of Lada subs.

    But delays/problems/new tech upgrade/lets build what we can/nope lets find something else that we actually can build, has resulted in a large variety of small orders.
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    Post  Hole on Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:23 am

    But the Nady didn´t order them. If they want 20 ships they should order 20 ships and not 3 from this yard, wait until they are finished and then order another 4 from another yard.
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    Post  Gibraltar on Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:17 pm

    Refitting 941s as UAVs and VTOLs submarine carriers it's a so crazy idea or even their gigantic size won't make place for this purpose?
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    Post  Isos on Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:41 pm

    Gibraltar wrote:Refitting 941s as UAVs and VTOLs submarine carriers it's a so crazy idea or even their gigantic size won't make place for this purpose?

    No way to see an aircraft carrier submarine. Crazy and stupid idea.

    What would be good is pack kalibrs and s-400 with the radar that can pup out of the sub when surfaced and create a no fly zone for submarine chaser like P-8 poseidon thus protecting other SSBN during deployment in the north where fighter can't go but bigger plane can.

    Kalibr would keep any ship away of the zone. And if they detect fighter formations, just go deep in the water and wait they go away.
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    Post  hoom on Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:44 am

    But the Nady didn´t order them. If they want 20 ships they should order 20 ships and not 3 from this yard, wait until they are finished and then order another 4 from another yard.
    Come on man, no modern navy goes out & orders tens of ships in one go like that.

    UK has only ordered first 3 Type 26es, similarly Aus has also only ordered first 3.
    Even US orders only small numbers at a time also but because of their continuous, giant, petro-dollar budget they've been able to make those orders consistently year after year after year.


    I'm not disagreeing with the desirability of a large standardised order & reduction of different types, I'm absolutely for that.
    But there are legit mitigating circumstances that partly excuse the mongrel bunch thats actually been produced.
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    Post  Hole on Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:53 am

    The Navy did it with Karakurt. At least they could order their ships like their subs (Kilos), the right number for each fleet.

    The problems with Gorschkov are nearly solved so now they could order the numbers needed.
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    Post  hoom on Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:20 pm

    No they didn't.
    They have ordered 18 total but in several smaller groups over several years.

    According to Ru Wiki 20380 orders have been: 1* prototype initially, 3* serial at Severnaya, 'up to' 7* at Amur, 9* 20385 at Severnaya then finally there are 2 'with modified radar' at Severnaya.

    Orders for 22350 appparently got up to 10 in 2011.
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    Post  Hole on Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:53 pm

    They ordered 1 from Amur. After that was finished the orderes another 3. Now "maybe" more. That is the problem. Even with planes you just can´t just order a few more because it takes a few month to build an (example) Su-30SM. Ships take even longer. To wait until a ship is build and then order another two or three more means that you will receive the next ship in three or four years.

    The Navy needs at least six 20380 per fleet. They should make a fix order from Armur and order another 12 from the yard on Krim. Same with the 20386. If this is the Navys ship for the future, why not make a fix order for at least 8? If there are problems with some systems you have to solve them and not change the whole design and go on to the next try.

    If they ordered ten Gorschkovs that would be a good sign. The Navy needs ships in this category/size. If they want a larger ship (like this supposed Gorschkov-M) they shoul order a separate destroyer class.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:56 pm

    They ordered 1 from Amur. After that was finished the orderes another 3. Now "maybe" more. That is the problem.

    You think it is logical to order 20 Amur class subs before the first one is even completed... seriously... who has the problem?

    Even with planes you just can´t just order a few more because it takes a few month to build an (example) Su-30SM. Ships take even longer. To wait until a ship is build and then order another two or three more means that you will receive the next ship in three or four years.

    That is right.... so you don't end up with three Zumwalt destroyers that are no fucking good for anything but still cost about 7.5 billion dollars each... or perhaps we should mention the 100s of LCSs they were going to build and suddenly realise the idea was better than the implimentation and now actually just want a multipurpose frigate... like the one the Russians are making.

    If there are problems with some systems you have to solve them and not change the whole design and go on to the next try.

    Why not get the design right in the first place before you start mass producing them and ending up with expensive turkeys that all need expensive fixes and upgrades before you can even put them into service.

    What would have happened if they built 20 Ivan Grens and then realised they are not what they needed?

    If they ordered ten Gorschkovs that would be a good sign. The Navy needs ships in this category/size. If they want a larger ship (like this supposed Gorschkov-M) they shoul order a separate destroyer class.

    Because they would not have propulsion systems for 8 of them?

    There is nothing wrong with what they are doing now unless you thing two critical things... and they both have to be true... first that WWIII is about to start, AND that the Russian Navy will play a significant part in it...

    If both of those are true then you are right.... they should be pumping out hit and miss vessels as fast as they can... half of them might be OK.

    Of course the odds are you will be wrong on both counts and you are suggesting they blow a lot of money for nothing...
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:56 pm

    Russia is not the Soviet Union and has no requirement to match NATO or the US navies... or even China.
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    Post  Hole on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:23 pm

    Who was talking about Amur class subs? Hoom and I were talking about 20380. And this ships are not like Zumwalt, but a decent desgin which is needed in larger numbers.

    The design of a ship should be right before you start building the first ship. The first ship should have a small lead before the second ship but you shouldn´t wait until the first ship is put into service before starting the second one. Part of the eletronics of the 20386 will be tested on Gremyashiy and apart from this only the form of the structure is new.

    The problems with the engines of Gorschkov (and other classes) are nearly solved. Now they should order more but instead some Admirals want a larger version. So the production of the Gorschkov would be stopped after four ships, a prototype of the new Gorschkov-M will be build and tested and maybe then they order more. Instead they should keep building the now proven design. If they want a larger ship, the Navy should order a destroyer. And I´m not talking about something like Leader, which is realy a cruiser.
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    Post  Hole on Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:20 pm

    It was the right decision to slow down the building of the Gorshkovs to keep the yard busy until a domestic engine can be produced. Because it is difficult to pile up ships. Wink But now it is time to return to normal conditions. Do with the Gorshkov and Steregutschiy (Gremyaschiy) and Dershkiy what is already done with the Karakurt and Bykov and the Kilo subs and order decent numbers.

    And Ivan Gren was crippled by military (reducing the armament) and political (stop production, buy Mistral) decisions. In the end it is still much more flexible than the Ropuchas and Alligators.
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    Post  franco on Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:59 pm

    The newspaper "Red Star" on November 26, 2018 under the heading "Russia strengthens the status of the ocean power" published an interview with the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation, Admiral Vladimir Korolev. The fragment about the plans of military shipbuilding in the interests of the Russian Navy is of the greatest interest in the interview.

    - This year, the frigates Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov and Admiral Makarov, the large landing ship Ivan Gren, the icebreaker Ilya Muromets and the logistics ship Elbrus were taken to the Navy.

    In December of this year, tests of the frigate of the project 22350 “Admiral Kasatonov” are planned, next year the tests of the newest large landing ship “Peter Morgunov” will begin. It is these ships of the ocean class that we plan to admit to the Navy in the near future.

    The construction of a series of small rocket ships of the project 22800 at the Pella enterprise is also being implemented. Six such ships will be built for the Baltic Fleet, and a total of 18 units for the Navy. So, quite recently, the head small rocket ship of the project 22800 “Hurricane” completed state tests in the northern seas, demonstrating high seaworthiness and high reliability, which significantly surpassed design figures. MRK "Uragan" will be accepted into the Navy in December of this year.

    At Zelenodolsk Shipyard, the construction of Vasily Bykov-type patrol ships will continue. The repair and modernization of the Admiral Nakhimov missile cruiser and the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier will continue. I note that the repair of TAVKR "Admiral Kuznetsov" is in full compliance with the schedule.

    The Navy continues to receive new equipment. At the end of 2018, the fleet will receive 416 units of modern weapons and military equipment, including warships and boats, support vessels, aviation equipment, as well as radar and anti-aircraft missile systems.

    In 2019, the Navy plans to accept the Prince Vladimir and Kazan nuclear submarines built at the Sevmash enterprise in Severodvinsk. The construction of a series of diesel-electric submarines of Project 636.3 for the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet will be continued, as well as serial construction for the Navy of at least 12 units of the newest diesel-electric submarines of the Lada type.

    It is planned that in 2019 about 30 ships and support vessels of various classes will be built for the Navy. Work will continue on the creation of nuclear submarines of the 5th generation, which will have even more advanced characteristics. In general, in the surface and in the underwater shipbuilding, the course will be continued for the construction of ships - carriers of high-precision weapons complexes with the best characteristics in maneuverability, stealth and survivability.

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    Post  flamming_python on Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:34 pm

    LMFS wrote:Shipbuilders suggest constructing more corvettes and frigates for Russian Navy

    The program of building ships for the Navy should be focused on long series of warships, which will make the process of their creation noticeably cheaper, says shipyard's CEO

    The St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Verf Shipyard has come up with a proposal to boost the number of corvettes and frigates that are built for the Russian Navy, Shipyard CEO Igor Ponomaryov told TASS on Wednesday.

    "We are building a series of ships for the Navy and are giving our proposals on increasing the construction volume and the number of new-generation frigates and corvettes. The Defense Ministry is working through these issues and I believe that corresponding decisions will be made at the state level. We can build simultaneously up to eight corvette-and frigate-class ships," the chief executive said.

    The program of building ships for the Navy should be focused on long series of warships, which will make the process of their creation noticeably cheaper, he added.

    "We are convincing both the Defense Ministry and the Navy in every possible way that ships should be built in long series as this is cheaper for the country and this is technologically more convenient for a shipyard and for a design bureau. Short series should be avoided: they will be expensive and lead ships will be delivered for acceptance much longer with the newest equipment. As for long series, it will be cheaper to train the crews: equipping training centers is cheaper and supplying spare parts is simpler," he added.


    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/1031837

    This is not only convenient for the shipyard, but actually makes a lot of sense for RuN as far as I can see...

    With the announcement of plans to build 12 Ladas, an additional two Borei-As, and now an extra 2-3 Ivan Grens; it seems that the Navy has taken this advice to heart.

    Good.

    It's better to build the projects that you've already invested money and time into developing and testing; as opposed to constantly running after the pie in the sky of the most flashy and newest tech.
    I mean do the later too, but don't stake the Navy's capabilities on it. The Kalina, Husky, domestic Mistral variant et al. could easily be a decade off, and much of the investment into the previous classes would be wasted if you cut their procurement short in the hope of getting something even better in the future.
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    Post  Tingsay on Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:18 pm

    Something they should have done 10 years ago.

    But....They can "simultaneously build 8 corvettes/frigates"?
    Aren't they already making 10 atm (5 steres, 3 gorshks, 2 grems)?
    Or do they mean lay down 8 in the same year?
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    Post  verkhoturye51 on Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:12 pm

    The capacity has always been the biggest bottleneck in the Russian naval MIC...bigger than money. But it's increasing constantly, especially in the Northern Shipyard, also Eastern and Amursky Shipyard and both Crimean.

    The question is what happens when huge programs of corvettes are over in 2020s and navy will focus on making few larger ships. That's why Putin said last week that USC must diversify and attract also private and foreign orders.
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    Post  LMFS on Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:20 pm

    flamming_python wrote:With the announcement of plans to build 12 Ladas, an additional two Borei-As, and now an extra 2-3 Ivan Grens; it seems that the Navy has taken this advice to heart.

    Good.

    It's better to build the projects that you've already invested money and time into developing and testing; as opposed to constantly running after the pie in the sky of the most flashy and newest tech.
    I mean do the later too, but don't stake the Navy's capabilities on it. The Kalina, Husky, domestic Mistral variant et al. could easily be a decade off, and much of the investment into the previous classes would be wasted if you cut their procurement short in the hope of getting something even better in the future.
    I guess they started building in series as soon as there was capacity of doing it reliably. That means, designs tested, additional projects like engines or weapons systems ready, and shipyards reasonably operational.

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