8 years ago RuN's surface fleet was 100% Soviet era pieces. Also, designing ships to fight "the last war" is hardly wise.
RuN needs Frigates and destroyers in sufficient quantities, as well as corvettes. But not only corvettes.
NATO's SSK fleet in the Med can have a field day with such easy targets, they can erase them as it is, within a week or so.
Yeah but they won't have frigates and destroyers in big numbers. Even if they have they will send them fight other ships.
What I mean is to have corvettes with just surface to air capacities and antiship missiles. Send the 10 km from your shores and make a line of defences by espacing each corvette by the range of their missiles like 80 km from each other (if shtil has 40km range).
Shtil-1 on such small boat? ekhm are you sure? thsi is not only place but also weight and place for radars.
Why not. A non armoured luncher with 12 missiles for shtill at the back and some Tors at the front. Israeli proved that you can put anything you want on small ships. I agree if they keep the same lunchers as we have seen on udaloys and Grigorovitch it won't work, but they could design a non armoured version that is not as heavy.
Libya happened because UN SC gave permission "creatively extended" by aggressors. And for saturation attacks there is no defense invented yet Smile
Yeah but if you have this line of defences you can destroy lot of tomahawks and even send an ASW corvettes try to destroy the sub while on the sea those tomahawks can't use the terrain to hide from potentiel surface to air missiles and escape them because it's the sea so they will be detected for sure before they reach the "ground" or the country.
We saw that S-400 couldn't do anything in Syria because of the mountains and the road taken by the tomahawks. That's why I think it is a nice idea to put mid range and short range missiles on a same plateform and saturate the coast with them to detect everything trying to go through. Add some frigate with Redut and some land base S-400 and nothing will go through while you can Attack the enmy ships and subs easily from the air and the ground.
I mean they created Tor for destroying guided munition and in the navy they barely don't use them. Same with shtill. They are really cheap systems with great capabilities but don't use them efficiently. They mounted tor on a destroyer like Udaloy and shtill on Sovs while they could have build a single destroyer with both of them.
They just don't adopt the formidable IADS they have for they land forces to the navy forces. It would have been such a better navy if they did that. Even the S-300FM isn't use propelly. Look how china managed to put it into frigates and small destroy while russians are just putting it into the biggest ship they have ...
Maybe the plateform is to small. I agree. They could use something biger and much more simplier. But they are planing to use lot of karakirt so it would be cheaper to use the same plateform for this.