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    Russian navy to search for missing ship off Spain

    Post  Jelena on Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:46 pm

    Russian navy to search for missing ship off Spain

    Associated Press
    2009-08-10 05:56 PM

    News agencies say Russian naval ships are joining the search for a cargo ship with Russian sailors that has gone missing off Spain.

    ITAR-Tass says ships from Russia's Black Sea fleet will begin searching for the Arctic Sea and its 15 Russian crew members beginning Tuesday.

    Officials say contact was lost with the ship, which was carrying lumber from Finland to Algeria, on July 28.

    Days earlier, masked men who identified themselves as police officers briefly seized the ship in Swedish waters and beat up the crew. But Swedish authorities said they hadn't searched any ships.

    Russian maritime expert Mikhail Voitenko said the ship's cargo belonged to Finnish wood products giant Stora Enso Oyj and could be worth up to $1.5 million.

    http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1027576&lang=eng_news

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    More about it you can read here (for Russian speakers)

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    [b]Russian warship heads to Cape Verde in search for Arctic Sea[/b]

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:08 am

    Russian warship heads to Cape Verde in search for Arctic Sea
    RIA Novosti

    14/08/200918:12

    MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian frigate Ladny is heading toward Cape Verde in the western Atlantic in search of the missing Arctic Sea cargo vessel, the Russian ambassador in Cape Verde said on Friday.

    The Arctic Sea, which is operated by Solchart Arkhangelsk Ltd and has a 15-member Russian crew on board, is feared to have been hijacked. It was last reported by German media to be traced to an area northwest of the island of Santo Antao, Cape Verde's second-largest port.

    "I have a report from the Russian Navy that the frigate is going to enter Cape Verde territorial waters," Alexander Karpushin told the Russian News Service. "The warship has its own search plan."

    The Maltese-flagged Arctic Sea set off from Finland on July 23 carrying a large load of timber, and was due to arrive at the Algerian port of Bejaia on August 4.

    The ship last made radio contact with British coastguards on July 28. According to Interpol the ship was briefly seized in the Baltic Sea by masked men claiming to be police on July 24. Reports state that after 12 hours the men left the ship and the Arctic Sea resumed its voyage.

    Some media have speculated the ship could have been targeted because it was carrying an "unknown cargo" in addition to timber. However, the ship operator called the reports "rubbish."

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered on Wednesday measures to track, monitor and, if necessary, free the ship from the hijackers after Solchart requested state assistance in the search-and-rescue operation.

    Russia's Defense Ministry later said that it had dispatched Black Sea Fleet vessels now on a mission in the Atlantic to hunt for the cargo ship, and all search-and-rescue means, including satellite reconnaissance, have been deployed.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-090814-rianovosti03.htm

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:50 pm

    This whole hijacking story sounds fishy to me. They hijacked it then set off in a dingy? Sounds stupid to me... why would they be off Cape Verde running out of food instead of resupply. No sense...

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Jelena on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:47 am

    Finland says ransom demand received for missing cargo ship Arctic Sea


    HELSINKI, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Finland's National Bureau of Investigation (NIB) said that a ransom demand has been received for the missing cargo ship, the Arctic Sea, according to local media report Saturday.

    The NIB declined to say what the amount of the ransom is other than it is a significant sum.

    According to information received by Finnish Broadcasting Company, the lives of the crew have been threatened if the ransom is not paid.

    Viktor Matvejev, the CEO of Solchart Management which operates the Arctic Sea on Saturday declined to comment on the information released by the NIB. Solchart Management operates in Finland.

    The Maltese-owned, Russian-crewed cargo ship disappeared two weeks ago while en route with a cargo of sawn timber from Finland to Algeria. The ship had been due to arrive in Algeria on Aug. 4.

    The disappearance of the Arctic Sea, which dropped off the radar in the English Channel on July 28, has sparked intense speculation about its fate, with experts debating whether pirates, a mafia quarrel or a commercial dispute were involved.

    Swedish police said the ship was hijacked in the Baltic Sea on July 24, when masked men claiming to be anti-drugs police boarded the ship, tied up the crew and searched the vessel. But the men reportedly left after about 12 hours.

    Finland's NBI also believed that the ship was taken over by hijackers in July while still in the Baltic Sea. For that reason, Finnish officials have not released any information about possible contact with the vessel or when the ransom demand was received. Release of such information could endanger the 15-member crew.

    The affair is being jointly investigated by Finnish, Maltese and Swedish police.

    A European Union spokesman said Friday that the ship appeared to have been attacked twice but not in "traditional" acts of piracy, and Russian warships have been scouring the Atlantic Ocean for the vessel.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-08/16/content_11888922.htm

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:28 am

    If Malta doesn't pay the ransom, we are going to have to open a can of whoop-azz.

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Jelena on Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:13 am

    Vladimir79 wrote:If Malta doesn't pay the ransom, we are going to have to open a can of whoop-azz.

    I would "safely" presume that those kind of ships and cargoes have an insurance who will cover ransom, so it's not the matter of money but politics of country or company. "The one who payed once will pay again" is the main problem...

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Vladislav on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:43 pm

    Jelena wrote:

    I would "safely" presume that those kind of ships and cargoes have an insurance who will cover ransom, so it's not the matter of money but politics of country or company. "The one who payed once will pay again" is the main problem...

    You ever heard of a ransom clause in an insurance policy? I never have.

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Jelena on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:58 pm

    Vladislav wrote:
    Jelena wrote:

    I would "safely" presume that those kind of ships and cargoes have an insurance who will cover ransom, so it's not the matter of money but politics of country or company. "The one who payed once will pay again" is the main problem...

    You ever heard of a ransom clause in an insurance policy? I never have.

    Good point Smile
    I really have no idea to be honest with you but just searched the net for an answer and seen that there is such a thing as:"Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion Insurance".

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:01 am

    Jelena wrote:

    Good point Smile
    I really have no idea to be honest with you but just searched the net for an answer and seen that there is such a thing as:"Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion Insurance".

    There is such a thing, but I highly doubt if a ship not crossing the Horn of Afrika is going to have it. No one expects it to be hijacked in the Batlic Sea. Where the hell were the Finns when this happened?

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:06 am

    Vladimir79 wrote:This whole hijacking story sounds fishy to me. They hijacked it then set off in a dingy? Sounds stupid to me... why would they be off Cape Verde running out of food instead of resupply. No sense...
    Missing Arctic Sea ship found, crew taken to Russian warship
    RIA Novosti

    18:00 17/08/2009 ASTRAKHAN, August 17 (RIA Novosti) - The missing Arctic Sea vessel has been found and its crew taken to a Russian warship, the Russian defense minister said on Monday.

    "At 1:00 p.m. Moscow time [09:00 GMT], it was found 300 miles off Cape Verde islands. The crew is alive. They were taken to the Ladny frigate," Anatoly Serdyukov said.

    He told President Dmitry Medvedev that an investigation was underway "to identify the circumstances behind the vessel's disappearance and its failure to make radio contact."

    He added that more details would be provided within the next few hours.

    The Maltese-flagged cargo ship left Finland with a cargo of timber on July 22 en route for Algeria. The ship last made radio contact with British coastguards on July 28.

    Interpol said earlier the ship was briefly seized in Swedish waters of the Baltic Sea by masked men claiming to be police on July 24. Reports state that after 12 hours the men left the ship and the Arctic Sea resumed its voyage.

    Russia's Dmitry Medvedev last week instructed the country's Navy to launch a search for the missing ship.

    The tracking device aboard the Arctic Sea was briefly reactivated on Saturday, showing the vessel to be located in the Atlantic's Bay of Biscay near France's La Rochelle port, according to Sovfracht, a Russian maritime journal.



    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2009/08/mil-090817-rianovosti08.htm

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    Medvedev pledges to re-create strong Navy in 10 years

    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:28 pm

    Medvedev pledges to recreate strong Navy in 10 years

    RIA Novosti

    21:40 28/09/2009 KALININGRAD REGION, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will recreate a powerful Navy in the next ten years, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday at a meeting with military personnel who took part in the Zapad 2009 drills.

    The Zapad (West) 2009 large-scale joint military exercises being held by Russia and Belarus started on September 18 and will end on Tuesday, with about 12,500 service personnel and up to 200 items of military equipment and hardware having taken part.

    Asked whether any of Russia's naval fleets are to be replaced now that many vessels have been in service for 20-25 years, Medvedev said: "We are facing the most large-scale task - to reestablish the Navy, as a significant number of our ships - both surface and submarine - are serving their last years now."

    "This does not mean they can't operate, but nevertheless new ships should be put into operation. And we have a stock of submarines and ships," he said. "I am convinced we will be able to reestablish our Navy in the next decade at levels that our state will require. And we need a strong navy," the president said.

    The service personnel, numbering over 20, presented Medvedev, who is Supreme Commander-in-Chief, with a striped sailor vest, a marine beret and a mockup of a battleship that took part in the maneuvers, while the president presented them with watches.

    The ex-Soviet neighbors Russia and Belarus announced plans in the late 1990s to form a union state in a bid to achieve greater political, economic and military integration, but the project has largely existed on paper.

    The exercise among other things rehearses interoperability within the framework of the Belarusian-Russian integrated air defense system, which the two countries agreed to establish recently.

    Russia is represented by the Moscow Military District units, Ground Forces, Air Force, Air Defense Forces, Airborne Troops and Baltic Fleet naval task forces, and Belarus by operational command units, Interior Ministry, Emergencies Ministry and State Security Committee troops.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-090928-rianovosti03.htm


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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:03 pm

    Empty promises... we would have only started building it by then.

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    Russian missile cruiser to depart on visit to Singapore

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:41 pm

    Russian missile cruiser to depart on visit to Singapore

    RIA Novosti

    27/10/200907:34

    VLADIVOSTOK, October 27 (RIA Novosti) - The missile cruiser Varyag, the flagship of Russia's Pacific Fleet, will sail on Tuesday on a month-long tour-of-duty, which will include a visit to Singapore, a fleet spokesman said.

    "The group of ships departing today from Vladivostok comprises the Varyag missile cruiser, the Fotiy Krylov salvage tug and the Pechenga tanker," the official said.

    "There is a naval infantry unit, an air support group and a number of naval cadets on board the cruiser," he added.

    According to the spokesman, the main goal of the visit to Singapore is "to further develop and strengthen friendly contacts between the two countries."

    Varyag is a Slava-class missile cruiser, which entered service with the Pacific Fleet in 1990.

    In 2007, the warship visited the South Korean port of Pusan, while in April this year it led a fleet of 21 foreign naval vessels participating in a parade to mark the 60th anniversary of China's Navy off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao.

    The Fotiy Krylov and the Pechenga were part of a naval task force from the Pacific Fleet, led by the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer, which participated in international anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden in January-March this year.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-091027-rianovosti01.htm

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    Russian Pacific Fleet warships to visit Malaysian port

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:19 pm

    Russian Pacific Fleet warships to visit Malaysian port

    RIA Novosti

    02:16 22/10/2009 MOSCOW, October 22 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian Pacific Fleet task force that has been on anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden is to pay an official visit to the port of Klang in Malaysia, a spokesman for the Russian Navy said.

    The task force — comprising the Admiral Tributs destroyer with two helicopters, a salvage tug, a tanker, and a naval infantry unit — has been escorting commercial ships, conducting aerial reconnaissance, and searching for suspected pirate vessels.

    He said that a number of meetings were planned during the visit, including with commanders of the Malaysian Navy and the Russian Embassy staff.

    Russia joined international anti-piracy efforts off Somali coast in October 2008.

    Three Russian warships have so far participated in the mission — the Baltic Fleet's Neustrashimy (Fearless) frigate, and the Pacific Fleet's Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Panteleyev destroyers.

    The Pacific Fleet's warships have escorted over 100 Russian and foreign commercial ships and prevented several pirate attacks since January 2009.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-091022-rianovosti01.htm

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    Medvedev says Russia to step up navy presence in world's oceans- YES!

    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:46 am

    Medvedev says Russia to step up navy presence in world's oceans
    RIA Novosti

    14:02 16/11/2009 SINGAPORE, November 16 (RIA Novosti) - Russia plans to increase its naval presence in the world's oceans, President Dmitry Medvedev said on board a Russian warship during an official visit to Singapore on Monday.

    Russia announced in 2007 that its Navy had resumed and would build up a constant presence throughout the world's oceans. Once one the world's most powerful forces, the Russian Navy now has few ships regularly deployed on the open seas.

    Asked by the crew of the Varyag cruiser if Russia's presence would be stepped up further, Medvedev said: "Yes, this is planned."

    Moscow has recently contributed warships to international efforts to combat Somali pirates. A flotilla of Russian warships also participated in exercises with India and Venezuela last year.

    Last year's tour of the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Atlantic and the Indian Oceans by a flotilla led by the heavy missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great) was lauded by many in Russia as the country's naval reappearance on a global scale and criticized in the West as echoing the Cold War-era.

    After making several port calls and engaging in antipiracy operations off Somalia, the Pyotr Veliky arrived in Venezuela in late November, which coincided with Medvedev's state visit to the Latin American state. The president visited the ship along with his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez.

    In September 2008, Russia was reported to be in talks with Syria on turning the Tartus port into a permanent Middle East base for Russian warships.

    Medvedev said Russia needs an effective navy to be able to send ships to take part in international missions.

    "Our objective at the moment is to invest more considerable funds in the Navy. Decisions have been made, warships will be purchased under a state armaments program, certain steps will be made next year," Medvedev said.

    He also said the current economic slump would have an insignificant effect on arms purchases for the Army and Navy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-091116-rianovosti02.htm

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    Russian Navy Drills and Patrols

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:09 am

    Russian warships to resume anti-piracy mission off Somalia in late Nov.

    RIA Novosti

    16:32 19/11/2009 MOSCOW, November 19 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian naval task force led by the Admiral Chabanenko destroyer will resume an anti-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa later this month, the Navy said on Thursday.

    It said the destroyer and an auxiliary vessel were currently crossing the Mediterranean and should reach the Suez Canal on November 23.

    The Navy will maintain a constant presence off the Horn of Africa, with each fleet dispatching warships on a rotation basis.

    On Monday, a Russian Pacific Fleet task force returned to its base in Vladivostok after completing an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

    One of the ships, the Admiral Tributs destroyer with two helicopters, a salvage tug, a tanker, and a naval infantry unit escorted commercial ships, conducted aerial reconnaissance, and searched for suspected pirate vessels off the Horn of Africa from July 30 to October 15.

    During the tour of duty, the Pacific Fleet task force escorted a total of over 100 commercial vessels from 26 countries along the shipping lanes in the Gulf of Aden. The task force also held two anti-piracy exercises together with Chinese naval ships.

    Russia joined international anti-piracy efforts off the Somali coast in October 2008.

    The task force was the third group of warships from the Russian Pacific Fleet engaged in the anti-piracy mission off Somalia. The previous two task forces from the Pacific Fleet were led by the Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Panteleyev destroyers.

    Pirates have been active off Somalia as the war-ravaged country has been without an effective government since 1991.


    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-091119-rianovosti01.htm


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    Russian Navy Status

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:05 pm

    Magazine "Authority"№ 29 (832)

    Where is Russia's navy


    The face of Russia's navy near future - for example, sample 2015, when will the current operating state armaments program - already some clear specialists. Enough to see which vessels are being built for the Navy now, because only they will go to the fleet in the next five years. Day of the Navy "Power" has decided to give readers the opportunity.

    Navy did not accidentally considered one of the most conservative and inertial military spheres. Already from the very process of shipbuilding anything else we should not wait: the design, and construction lasts for years and decades. Therefore, it is safe to say that is exactly what is now on the stocks, will be the main component of Russia's Navy combat-ready by 2015. For now, the average age of existing ships is already more than 20 years, ie after 5-10 years, all these veterans will be little in the can.

    However, the same facts and figures of modern Russia's shipbuilding reality can be interpreted in exactly the opposite. For example, you could write: "It is similar to the delivery of the submarine fleet headaches of various types. Tangible completion strike capability of the Navy will project 955 submarine missile carrier Yuri Dolgoruky, 885 multipurpose nuclear submarine Severodvinsk with cruise missiles" Onyx "and silent diesel Lada "677-year project.

    Or you may like this: "It is similar to the delivery of the submarine fleet headaches of various types. But it is unclear what to do with the replenishment of: Project 955 for the missile is not ready to launch the Bulava, because of underfunding may postpone planned for 2011 commissioning of the project 885 ( and so under construction for 16 years), the Lada is still not working sonar system and the main power plant. "

    You can rejoice that the 16 shipyards are building for the entire 38 Navy ships, submarines, boats and vessels of 25 different projects, developed 11 design bureaus. This will provide support at the appropriate level of design and production school and will maintain a balance between different classes of ships within the fleet.

    To this we can reply that nowhere in the world is such a "zoo". It is unclear as to ensure the repair and supply spare parts for such a variety of types of craft. Already, for example, the Navy of Russia is just eight patrol - but seven different projects! And soon it should add to the eighth - Frigate project 22350. And this despite the fact that throughout the world are building as small as possible типажом, but most large batches - in order to reduce the cost of construction and operation.

    Around this debate are the admirals with independent experts, and it can carry on indefinitely. And both sides are right. But there are things to argue about which is difficult. For example, that the main threat to Russia's Navy is not coming from the Pentagon or the British Admiralty. The main threat lies in the purely plain areas - financial. Even at the peak of oil prices construction and laying ships were financed with tangible disruptions, and with the onset of the crisis further stalled. Now the money is spent not on the tab of new ships, and on the completion of already laid. So admirals, daydreaming about marine aircraft complexes (abbreviated - the MAC, so now are called carriers of the future), yet have to deal with the completion of most other MAC - both in the Soviet period designated small artillery ships. As is known, the rank below the ships do not exist.




    Project ships under construction

    Ships 1.3 ranks
    Ballistic missile submarine appointment Project 955 "Borey"




    A Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering in the "Rubin" (St. Petersburg). Water displacement 24 000 (according to other sources, 17 000) m, surface - 14 700 t. Length 170 m, width 13,5 m, draft 9 (10) m. Speed full submerged speed - up to 29 knots. Equipped with a single-shaft turbine nuclear power plant with capacity of 40-50 thousand liters. with. (reported by public sources on the boat is set reactor OK-OK-650B or 650V heat capacity of about 200 MW, there is a project to install new versions 955A monoblock type reactor PCF is about the same power). The boat also has a propulsive "Pump-jet" water-jet type.

    Armament: 16 (on a modernized version of the 955A, according to some sources, 20) launchers of intercontinental ballistic missiles R-30 Bulava, 6 torpedo tubes. The crew of 107 people (including 55 officers).

    At present, construction of three submarines of this project, announced the construction of a total of eight "Boreas."

    Yuri Dolgoruky
    Construct JSC "Production Association" Northern Machine Building Enterprise "(PO Sevmash, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region).. Serial number 201. Laid down: November 2, 1996, launched on February 13, 2008. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009. At the present time is running tests.

    "Alexander Nevsky"
    Constructed according to Sevmash. Serial number 202. Laid down 19 March 2004. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2012.

    Vladimir Monomakh (project 955A)
    Constructed according to Sevmash. Serial number 203. Laid down 19 March 2006. Delivery of the fleet is expected in 2013-2015, respectively.

    Multipurpose nuclear submarine project 885 (08850) "Ash"



    Designed in Marine Design Bureau "Malachite" (St. Petersburg). Water displacement 13 800 (according to other sources, 11 800) m, surface - 11 740 (8600), Vol length of 120 m, width 12 (15) m, draft 8.4 (10) m. Speed full submerged speed up to 31 node . Equipped with a single-shaft turbine nuclear power plant with capacity of 40-50 thousand liters. with. (monobloc type reactor PCF heat capacity of about 200 MW). The boat also installed propulsive "Pump-jet" water-jet type.

    Armament: 8 universal launchers, where, according to open sources, can accommodate up to 32 (according to other sources, up to 24) anti-ship missiles P-800 "Onyx" (with a range up to 300 miles) or developed a new type of missile, and 8 torpedo vehicles (with the possibility of launching cruise missiles). The crew of 85 people.

    Currently under construction, two submarines of this project, announced the construction of six "clear." The second and subsequent boats, according to open sources, will be based on modernized draft 885M (08851) "Ash-M.

    Severodvinsk
    Constructed according to Sevmash. Serial number 160. Laid down 21 December 1993. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011. In a number of sources indicate a possible tactical number boats - K-329.

    "Kazan" (Project 885M)
    Constructed according to Sevmash. Serial number 161. Laid down 24 July 2009 *.

    * Tab was made after the signing of this issue of "authority" in print.

    Submarine Project 677 "Lada"




    A Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering in the "Rubin" (St. Petersburg). Underwater displacement of about 2650-2700 m, surface - 1765 tons Length 66.8 m, width 7,1 m, draft 6,5 m Speed full submerged speed - up to 21 knots, cruising range of 650 miles under water, in the mode " diesel operation under water "- 6000 miles. Equipped with a diesel-electric power plant (the main ridge of the electric power of about 5500 liters. Pp. And two diesel-generator 28DG to 1700 liters. Pp. Each).

    Armament: 6 torpedo tubes (with the possibility of launching cruise missiles). The crew of 35 people.

    At present, construction of three submarines of this project, announced the construction of eight LAD.

    B-585 "St. Petersburg"
    Construct JSC Admiralty Shipyards (St. Petersburg). Serial number 01570. Laid down 26 December 1997, launched on October 28, 2004. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2010. At the present time is running tests.

    "Kronstadt"
    Construct JSC "Admiralty Shipyards". Serial number 01571. Laid down 28 July 2005. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2013. In a number of sources indicate a possible tactical number boats - B-586.

    Sevastopol
    Construct JSC "Admiralty Shipyards". Serial number 01572. Laid down 10 November 2006. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2015. Previously mentioned in the media as "Petrozavodsk". In a number of sources indicate a possible tactical number boats - B-587.

    Frigate (large patrol craft), Project 22350



    A Northern Design Bureau (St. Petersburg). Designed to perform anti-submarine and strike missions. Total displacement of about 4500 tons, length about 135 m, width of about 16 m, draft 4,5 m. Speed full speed about 30 knots, cruising range of more than 4000 miles. Power diesel gas turbine power plant about 65 thousand liters. with. (two units M55R diesel engine 10D49 capacity of 5200 liters. pp. M90FR and gas turbine engine power 27 500 liters. with. in each).

    Armament: as reported in open sources, 8 anti-ship missile launchers (possibly up to 24 missiles P-800 "Onyx" with a range of 300 miles or developed a new type of cruise missiles), 130-mm artillery plant A-192, anti-missile system Mole-2, anti-aircraft missile complex "Tornado missile 9M317 or the latest SAM missile 9M96 (originally reported on the installation of a frigate SAM" Hurricane "and" saber "), a helicopter. The crew of about 180 (according to other data, 210) people.

    Currently under construction, one ship of this project, the Navy announced the order of up to 20 frigates of this type for 20 years.

    "Admiral Gorshkov"
    Construct JSC Shipbuilding Plant Severnaya Verf (St. Petersburg). Serial number 921. Laid down: February 1, 2006. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    Corvette (frigate) Project 20380




    Developed in the Central Maritime Bureau "Almaz" (St. Petersburg). Designed to perform escort and strike missions in the near sea area, patrolling coastal waters, patrol service. Total displacement 2220 tons, length 104.5 meters, width 13 m, draft 7,95 m. The speed full speed to 27 knots, cruising range of 3500-4000 miles. Power diesel power plant of 24 thousand liters. with. (two diesel-diesel unit DDA-12000 - two engine 16D49 each).

    Armament: missile system "Uranus", including 8 launchers, anti-ship missile 3M24 (range up to 130 km), 100-mm artillery plant A-190 and two 30-millimeter artillery guns are AK-630M, anti-aircraft missile and artillery system "dirk-M (on the new versions will install new corvette SAM missile 9M96), anti-torpedo complex "package", the helicopter. The crew of 99 employees.

    February 27, 2008 in the RF Navy became the lead ship of the project - "Steregushchy." Currently under construction, four similar corvette. Navy announced an order for a total of 20 such ships.

    "Savvy"
    Construct Severnaya Verf. Serial No. 1002. Laid down 20 May 2003. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2010.

    "Boyko
    Construct Severnaya Verf. Serial No. 1003. Laid down 27 July 2005. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    "Perfect"
    Construct Amur Shipbuilding Plant (Komsomolsk-na-Amur, Khabarovsk Territory). Serial No. 2101. Laid down 30 June 2006. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2015.

    "Steadfast"
    Construct Severnaya Verf. Serial No. 1004. Laid down 10 November 2006. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2012.

    Frigate project 11661K



    A Zelenodolsk design bureau (Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan). Designed to perform escort tasks, patrolling coastal waters, patrol service. Total displacement 1930 (according to other data, 2090) t, length 102,1 meters, width 13,76 m, draft 4,4 m. Speed full speed to 28 knots, cruising range of about 3500 miles. Power diesel gas turbine power plant of 34 thousand liters. with. (61D diesel engine capacity of 8 thousand liters. pp. and two gas turbine engine to 13 thousand liters. pp. each).

    Armament: missile system "Uranus", including 8 launchers, anti-ship missile 3M24 (range up to 130 km), 76-mm artillery installation AK-176 and two 30-millimeter artillery guns are AK-630M, anti-aircraft missile system "Osa-MA2. The crew of 109 people (including 21 officers).

    July 12, 2002 in the RF Navy entered the lead ship of the project - "Tatarstan". Currently, the Defense Russia to build another similar patrol.

    "Dagestan"
    Construct OAO Zelenodolsk Plant. Gorky (Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan). Serial number 952. Laid down in 1992 (under the name MRS-201), launched in 2007. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    Small artillery ship project 21630 "Brawler"



    A Zelenodolsk design bureau. Designed for patrol and protection of coastal waters. Full displacement 500 tons, length 62 m, width 9,6 m, draft 2 m. The speed full speed 26-29 knots, range 1500 miles. Power diesel power plant about 10 thousand (according to other data, 16 thousand) liters. with. (two engines M507D). It is expected that, beginning with the third ship of this type, "Brawler" will be equipped with diesel-gas turbine power plant (gas turbine engine M75RU capacity of 7 thousand liters. Pp.)

    Armament: 100-mm artillery plant A-190 and two 30-millimeter artillery guns are AK-306, 122-mm multiple rocket launchers "Grad-M, anti-aircraft missile launcher" flexible ". The crew of 48 people (including 5 officers).

    September 1, 2006 in the RF Navy entered the lead ship of the project - "Astrakhan". Currently under construction are two "Skipper", announced an order for a total of 10 such ships.

    "Volgodonsk"
    Construct JSC Shipbuilding Company "Almaz" (St. Petersburg). Serial number 702. Laid down 23 February 2005. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2010. Previously, was named Caspian.

    "Makhachkala"
    Construct JSC Shipbuilding Company "Almaz". Serial number 703. Laid down 24 March 2006. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2010.

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    Basic trawler Project 12700 "Alexandrite"



    Developed in the Central Maritime Bureau "Almaz". It is intended for search, trawling and destruction of mines in coastal and near-sea area. Full displacement 620 tons, length 51,75 m, width 10,2 m, draft 2,68 m. The speed full speed of 15 knots, range 1500 miles. Power diesel power plant of about 2500 liters. with.

    Armament: 30-millimeter gun mount AK-306, MANPADS "Igla", 2 machine-gun installation, the system will find and destroy mines. The crew of 41 people.

    Currently under construction two ships of this projectYes.

    Untitled
    Construct OAO Medium-Nevsky Shipyard (St. Petersburg). Laid down in 2002. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    Untitled
    Construct OAO Medium-Nevsky Shipyard. Laid down in 2004.

    Large landing ship project 11771




    A Nevsky Design Bureau (St. Petersburg). Suitable for transporting and landing troops. Full displacement 4500-5000 tons, length 120 m, width 16,5 m, draft 3,6 m. Speed full speed of 18 knots, range 3500 miles. Power diesel power plant of about 4 thousand liters. with. (engine 10D49).

    Armament: two 122-mm multiple rocket launchers, 76-mm artillery installation AK-176 and two 30-millimeter artillery guns are AK-630M, 1-2 helicopters. Can carry 13 tanks or 36 armored personnel carriers and up to 300 paratroopers. The crew of about 100 people.

    Currently under construction, one ship of this project, announced an order for a total of six such BDK.

    "Vice-Admiral Ivan Gren"
    Construct JSC Baltic Shipyard "Yantar (Kaliningrad). Serial number 301. Laid down 23 December 2004. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2012.

    Small landing craft air cavity of the project 21820 "Dugong"



    A CDB for hydrofoil craft them. R. E. Alekseeva (Nizhny Novgorod). Suitable for transporting and landing troops. Full displacement 230 tons, length 45 m, width 7,6 m, draft 2,2 m. Speed full speed to 50 knots. It is planned to equip the "Dugong" diesel-gas turbine power plant (gas turbine engine M70FRU capacity of 14 thousand liters. Pp.). Originally planned to be installed on board a diesel power plant with capacity of 18 thousand liters. with. (two diesel engines M507A-2D).

    It can carry 140 tons of cargo, including paratroopers and military equipment (tanks, three or five APCs). The crew of 6 people.

    Currently under construction, one ship of this project, announced an order up to ten "dugong."

    Untitled
    Construct JSC Shipbuilding Plant "Volga" (Nizhny Novgorod). Serial number 811. Laid down 21 February 2006. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    Boats 4-th rank
    Landing craft air cavity of the project 11770 "Serna"




    A CDB for hydrofoil craft them. R. E. Alexeev. Total displacement 99.7 (according to other data, 105) m, length 25,6 m, width 5,8 m, draft 1,52 m. The speed full speed of 30 knots, cruising range of 600 miles. Power diesel power plant of 8 thousand liters. with. (2 diesels M503A to 4 thousand liters. Pp.).

    Armament it. It can carry a tank or 2 APCs and 92 paratroopers. The crew of 5 persons.

    To date, built about seven boats of this project is built one more "Serna".

    Untitled
    Construct JSC Shipbuilding Plant "Volga". Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    Untitled
    Construct JSC East Wharf "(Vladivostok). Serial No. 3001. Laid down in 2008. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    Auxiliary ship
    Vessel connection project 18280




    Developed by Central Design Bureau "Iceberg" (St. Petersburg). Designed for communication and control a fleet of radio reconnaissance and electronic warfare. Total displacement of about 4000 tons, length 95 m, width 16 m, draft of about 4 meters is equipped with a diesel power plant (engine 8CHN30/38).

    Armament - air defense system. The crew of about 120 people.

    Currently being built one ship of the project, announced an order for a total of two ships of the project 18280.

    Admiral Yuri Ivanov "
    Construct Severnaya Verf. Serial number 787. Incorporated December 27, 2004. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    Salvage ship project 21300S



    Developed by the Central Maritime Bureau "Almaz". Designed for search and rescue, diving and underwater engineering works. Total displacement 5310 (according to other data, 5037) m, length 105.1 (107.3) m, width of 17,2 m. The speed full speed to 15 knots, cruising range of about 3000 miles. Equipped with diesel electric power plant (six diesel generators and two propulsion motors).

    The vessel placed various manned and remotely operated deep sea vehicles, diving complex, deep-sea diving suits to work, hyperbaric chambers and other rescue equipment, helicopter. Armament: man-portable air defense systems. Crew 99 (97) persons.

    Currently being built one vessel of this type, announced an order for a total of four vessels of the project 21300S.

    Igor Belousov "
    Construct JSC "Admiralty Shipyards". Incorporated December 24, 2005. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    Naval Weapons Project 21130 "Diskant"



    A CDB "Iceberg". Designed for transport and handling of missiles and other weapons of the Navy. Total displacement of about 7000 tons, length 116 m.

    Currently under construction, one ship of this project.

    Untitled
    Construct Amur Shipbuilding Plant. Serial No. 2130. Laid down in 2008. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.


    Naval Weapons (search-and-transport ship) project 20180




    Developed by the Central Maritime Bureau "Almaz". Designed for the transport, handling, towing, security testing of marine equipment and weapons, search and rescue operations. Total displacement 5400 tons, length about 100 m. The speed full speed to 14 knots.

    Armament it. The crew of 65 persons.

    Currently under construction, one ship of this project.

    "The Star"
    Construct a "Center for repair" Little Star ". Serial number 01218. Incorporated September 3, 2004, launched on December 20, 2007. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    At the present time is running tests.

    The vessel loader project 20360 "Dubnyak"



    Developed by KB Design ships Vympel (Nizhny Novgorod). Designed for the transport and transshipment of arms and other goods. Total displacement 1985 tons, length 61,5 m, width 15,7 m, draft 3,1 m. Speed full speed 10.5 knots. Power diesel power plant 1100-1200 liters. with. (two engines Deutz BF8M1015MC germanskogo production capacity of about 600 liters. pp. each).

    Armament it. The crew of 23 people.

    Currently being built one ship of the project, announced the order of the two "Dubnyak.

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    Construct "Okskaya Shipyard (Navashino, Nizhny Novgorod Region).. Incorporated March 31, 2005, launched in 2008. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    Training ship project 12441U "Thunder"



    Developed in the Central Maritime Bureau "Almaz" originally as a guard ship, then because of financial and technical difficulties as it agreed to finish building the school. Intended for training sailors and developing new models of arms and marine equipment. Full Displacement 2,900 tons (hereinafter specified parameters for the initial project), length 121 m, width 14,1 m, draft 9,3 m. Speed full speed up to 31 node, range up to 4800 miles. Power turbine power plant of 49 thousand liters. with. (according to published data, the ship has two gas turbines marching M-62M to 6 thousand liters. pp. and two-burner gas turbines, M-90 for 18,5 thousand liters. pp. each).

    The initial project was planned to have a patrol with rockets, artillery, anti-submarine, anti-aircraft complexes of different types of helicopter, but due to redevelopment in the training ship of weapons will in all probability, reduced to a minimum. The crew of 210 people (on the original draft).

    Currently the project is built one ship 12441U.

    Borodino
    Construct JSC Baltic Shipyard "Yantar". Serial No. 1900. Laid down 25 July 1997 as a patrol ship "Novik" (renamed in 2004). Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    Opytovoe ship Project 11982




    Developed by the Central Maritime Bureau "Almaz". Intended for testing of new technology (including manned autonomous and nonautonomous deep-water craft), search and rescue, scientific research and oceanographic studies. Total displacement 1117 tons, length 59,7 m, width of 10.8 m. The speed full speed to 13 knots, cruising range of 1000 miles.

    Armament it. The crew of 25 people (16 sailors and scientific staff of 9 persons).

    Currently being built one ship of this project.

    Seliger
    Construct JSC Baltic Shipyard "Yantar". Incorporated July 8, 2009. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    Marine rescue tug Project 22030




    A KB designing ships Vympel. Suitable for towing ships and vessels in high seas, harbors and roads, assisting ships and vessels in distress, fighting fires. Total displacement of about 1400-1500 m, length 56,8 m, width 11,8 m, draft 3,7 m. Speed full speed 14,3 knot, range 4000 miles. Power plant capacity of about 6 thousand liters. with. (three diesel-generator).

    Armament it. The crew of 19 people.

    Currently being built one ship of the project, announced the order of three tugs.

    "Okhotsk"
    Construct Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant. Walozhen June 16, 2007. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    Marine rescue tug draft 745MB "Walrus"



    A CDB Baltsudoproject "(St. Petersburg). Suitable for towing ships and vessels in high seas, harbors and roads, assisting ships and vessels in distress, fighting fires. Total displacement 1390 (according to other sources, about 1600) m, length 56,5 m, width 12,65 m, draft 4,3 m speed full speed to 14 knots. Power plant capacity of about 2500-3000 liters. with. (internal combustion engine Belgian 8DZC rowing and motor).

    Weapons: Possible placement of 30-millimeter guns AK-230. The crew of 22 people.

    Since 1972, the project has built 21 lift 745 and 19 border guard ships project 745P. Currently under construction two ships of this project (in the modification of 745MB), announced an order for a total of four "walrus.

    Untitled
    Construct OJSC "Shipyard" Vympel (Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region). Serial number 442. Laid down on the project 745P. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.

    Untitled
    Construct OAO Zelenodolsk Plant. Gorky. Laid down in 2008. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    A small survey vessel Project 19910



    Developed by KB Design ships Vympel (Nizhny Novgorod). Designed for hydrographic work, installation and maintenance of navigation equipment. Full displacement 1000-1200 tons, length 56,4 m, width 11,17 m, draft 2,94 m. The speed full speed of 12 knots, range 2000 miles. Power diesel-electric power plant of about 3000 liters. with. (two diesel generator GDG-1000 made in Germany).

    Armament it. The crew of 17 people.

    The parent vessel ( "Vaigach") joined the fleet in 2008. Currently being built one vessel of this type, announced an order for a total of four vessels of the project 19910.

    Viktor Faleev "
    Construct JSC East Wharf "(Vladivostok). Serial No. 2001. Laid down 24 October 2006. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2011.


    Large hydrographic boat of 19920 (19920B)




    A KB designing ships Vympel (Nizhny Novgorod). It is intended to survey the bottom topography in coastal areas, and other hydrographic studies. Total displacement 249.4 m, length 34.5 (according to other data, 36,54) m, width 7.6 (7.9) m, draft 2 m. The speed full speed of 11 knots, range 1000 miles. Power diesel power plant is about 650 liters. with. (two engines 6CHNSP18 or Germanic Deutz BF6M1015).

    Armament it. The crew of 11 people.

    The head-cutter of the project BGK-2090 joined the Navy in 2008. Currently under construction a boat of this type.

    BGK 797
    Construct JSC Shipbuilding Plant. October Revolution "(Blagoveshchensk, Amur region.). Serial number 701. Laid down 17 October 2006, launched in July 2008. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    Service and crew boat project 21270 Puffin



    Developed in the Central Maritime Bureau "Almaz". Designed for making naval parades, delivery of command ships and other festive events. Full displacement 103 tons, length 27,4 m, width 6,5 m, draft 1,75 m. The speed full speed to 22 knots, cruising range of 350 miles. Power diesel power plant of about 2700 liters. with. (two engines M470).

    Armament it. It can carry up to 12 passengers. The crew of 6 people.

    Since 2003, built three boats of this project, currently under construction, one "savages".

    Untitled
    Construct Severnaya Verf. Serial number 854. Laid down in 2008. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    Raid lift project 90600




    Developed by JSC "Leningrad Shipyard" Pella ". Suitable for towing boats and ships in the harbor, the roads and in coastal areas. Total displacement of about 400 tons, length 25,5 m, width 8,8 m, draft 3,5 m. Speed full speed of 12 knots, range 3000 miles. Power plant capacity of about 2700 liters. with. (two engines).

    Armament it. The crew of 8 persons.

    Since 2003, built 18 tugs Project 90600 (including one for the Navy of Russia). Currently under construction 2 vessels of the project, announced by order of RF Navy a total of five tugs.

    RB-47
    Construct OAO Leningrad Shipyard "Pella". Serial number 919. Laid down in 2009, launched on March 25, 2009. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    RB-48
    Construct OAO Leningrad Shipyard "Pella". Serial number 920. Laid down in 2009, launched on July 2, 2009. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.

    Project 12150 patrol boat "Mongoose"



    Developed in the Central Maritime Bureau "Almaz". Designed for patrol and search and rescue operations. Total displacement of about 30 tons, length 18,7 m, width 4,4 m, draft 1,2 m. Speed full speed about 50 knots, cruising range of about 400 miles. Power diesel power plant around 2700 (according to other data, 3500) l. with. (two engines).

    Armament: guns, possibly placing missile complex "Whirlwind" (range up to 10 km) and man-portable air defense systems. The crew of 6 people.

    For the Border Service, Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Navy built more than a dozen such boats (including one for the Navy). Currently, the Defense Ministry built one "Mongoose".

    Untitled
    Construct OJSC "Shipyard" Vympel "" serial number 02607. Laid down: January 2, 2009. Delivery of the Navy announced in 2009.


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    Russian Pacific Fleet task force departs on anti-piracy mission!

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:05 am

    Russian Pacific Fleet task force departs on anti-piracy mission

    RIA Novosti

    24/02/201008:01

    (RIA Novosti) - A Russian Pacific Fleet task force, departed on an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden from the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok on Tuesday.

    The task force comprises an Udaloy-class missile destroyer, Marshal Shaposhnikov, a salvage tug and a tanker.

    The Russian Navy has maintained a permanent presence off the Horn of Africa, with warships operating on a rotation basis. Russia joined international anti-piracy efforts off the Somali coast in October 2008.

    The task force was the fourth group of warships from the Russian Pacific Fleet engaged in the anti-piracy mission off Somalia, with the previous three task forces led by the Admiral Vinogradov, Admiral Panteleyev and the Admiral Tributs destroyers.

    During the tour of duty, the Pacific Fleet groups escorted a total of over 100 commercial vessels from 26 countries along the shipping lanes in the Gulf of Aden, and thwarted over 20 pirate attacks.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-100224-rianovosti07.htm

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    Russia holds Black Sea drills 'under NATO's watchful eye'

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:30 pm

    Russia holds Black Sea drills 'under NATO's watchful eye'

    RIA Novosti

    03/03/201014:52

    NOVOROSSIISK, March 3 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Black Sea Fleet practiced an amphibious landing of troops on the coast of Abkhazia as a nearby NATO vessel observed, a Russian Navy source said on Wednesday.

    He said the drills, involving a dozen warships, were conducted on February 27 in close cooperation with the coast guard forces of the former Georgian republic of Abkhazia and were watched by a U.S. coast guard vessel.

    "During the drills, the USS John Hall was in this area of the Black Sea," the source said, adding that the U.S. vessel was officially conducting joint drills with Georgian Navy coast guards vessels.

    "However, the main task of the American vessel in the Black Sea was not the practice of Georgian-American interaction on the sea, but in tracking the drills of the Black Sea fleet," the source added.

    Last month, the presidents of Russia and Abkhazia signed a deal allowing a Russian military base in Abkhazia for 50 years to "protect Abkhazia's sovereignty and security, including against international terrorist groups."

    Georgia, which fought a five-day war with Russia over its former republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in August 2008, has fiercely criticized the plans for the base in Abkhazia, which it considers part of its territory.

    Russia's military buildup in the region since the armed conflict has also been condemned by the West as running counter to international law and contravening the internationally brokered ceasefire agreement signed by Russia and Georgia in the wake of their August 2008 conflict.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-100303-rianovosti02.htm

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    New Russian Destroyer

    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:29 pm

    Russia, developed a new generation destroyer

    The development of a new generation of destroyers for the Navy of Russia, which will be built on the stealth technology, said on Thursday, a source in the military-industrial complex.

    "We are carrying out research work on the image of the new ship far sea zone, drawn up the technical documentation of the project. This process will take approximately 30 months," - said the source Interfax. According to him, promising a ship, project number which has not yet been appointed, will be multi-purpose, and that will determine his choice of weapons.

    "The destroyer will receive a set of missile launchers with universal vertical launch for firing precision missiles against ground, surface and underwater targets. PVO spacecraft will provide anti-aircraft missiles large, medium and short range," - explained the expert.

    Be universal and artillery destroyer, which will be able to fire at the coastal and marine enemy targets with precision-guided missiles, added a military expert. The versatility of the spacecraft will have an impact on the content of his radio-filling, the expert said. Destroyer equipuniversal system for detection and targeting, means, electronic countermeasures, and sonar equipment to detect submarines, underwater mines and terrorist forces, "- said the source.

    This new ship will be hardly noticeable to other people's radars, ie built stealth technology. "The high level of secrecy will provide the architectural features of the shell in conjunction with a special coating of its elements, as well as materials with high absorbing properties", - explained the expert. Particular attention will be paid to protect and improve the survivability of the ship. One particularly promising destroyers will be his high level of environmental safety, than has hitherto been no different domestic fighting ships, the expert noted.

    According to him, the ship far sea zone will have unlimited seaworthiness and speed of 30 knots. At 17-node during the destroyer will be able to independently take up to 10 thousand miles. Manning expected relatively small, which will improve the quality of habitability. Displacement of the ship reaches 10 thousand tons. Main propulsion will be gas-turbine-type destroyer. The ship will provide a hangar for two ASW helicopters.


    10:36 11.03.10

    http://www.izvestia.ru/news/news234695

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Stealthflanker on Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:09 am

    wow.. good news Very Happy

    however.. will that destroyer managed to reach same level of RCS reduction similar to Fighter Aircraft ?

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    Re: Russian Navy: Status & News #1

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:36 pm

    No, it will be reduced in size to fishing trawler.

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    Russian warship to make port call in Oman

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:49 pm

    Russian warship to make port call in Oman

    RIA Novosti

    18/03/201001:33

    MOSCOW, March 18 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian frigate will start on Thursday a two-day visit to the port of Salalah in Oman to replenish water and food supplies for its current anti-piracy mission off the Somali coast, a Navy source said.

    The Neustrashimy frigate from Russia's Baltic Fleet has escorted about 20 commercial vessels since its arrival in the Gulf of Aden in January and thwarted at least one attack by Somali pirates.

    "On March 20, the frigate will leave the port of Salalah and continue escorting commercial vessels in the Gulf of Aden until it is replaced by a task force from Russia's Pacific Fleet led by Admiral Shaposhnikov destroyer," the source said.

    It is Neustrashimy's second anti-piracy mission in the area. The frigate was the first Russian warship to join international anti-piracy efforts off Somalia in October 2008.

    The frigate's armament includes SS-N-25 Switchblade anti-ship missiles, SA-N-9 Gauntlet SAM, a 100-mm gun, torpedoes and depth charges. The frigate also carries a Ka-27 ASW helicopter.

    The Russian Navy has maintained a constant presence off the Horn of Africa, with each fleet dispatching warships on a rotational basis.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-100318-rianovosti04.htm

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    Russia conducts Navy anti-submarine drills in Sea of Japan

    Post  Russian Patriot on Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:54 pm

    Russia conducts Navy anti-submarine drills in Sea of Japan

    RIA Novosti

    24/03/201010:28

    VLADIVOSTOK, March 24 (RIA Novosti) - A mixed task force from the Russian Pacific Fleet started on Wednesday a series of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) drills in the Sea of Japan, a fleet spokesman said.

    "Two task forces comprising missile destroyers and diesel-powered submarines are taking part in the drills in line with a regular training program," Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said.

    The exercises involve a number of search-and-destroy missions, simulated torpedo attacks and live-fire drills with on-board artillery and air defense systems.

    The Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov destroyers, which carried out patrol missions in the Gulf of Aden as part of international efforts to fight sea piracy, will take part in the drills.

    According to Martov, the exercises will culminate with a "battle" between the destroyers and submarines, when the surface ships attempt to thwart "a surprise attack from the deep."

    Russia's Pacific Fleet has a missile cruiser, five destroyers and a large number of submarines in service. Its anti-submarine warfare aircraft include Tu-142 Bear F and Il-38 May planes, and Ka-27 Helix D helicopters.



    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-100324-rianovosti03.htm

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