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    Post  GarryB Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:59 am

    What wonders me more, is the 2x4 Ch-35 rack. There is obviously a lot of space left with Rastub removal.

    I think that was just an added extra to fill a gaping space as PD mentions.

    This ship wont be operating on its own, so for many small ships the Kh-35 is plenty of weapon to get a mobility kill or an operations kill if not powerful enough to sink most medium and larger ships.

    In the space for one gun there will be plenty of space for ammo, part of the weight reduction is a massive reduction in the size and weight of all the drives and servos that operate the gun and the automatic ammo handling system.

    It uses one piece ammo so its rate of fire of slightly better than one round a second is pretty good and would be sustainable for quite a period of time with the water cooled barrel and automated ammo handling system.

    They don't need enormous volumes of ammo for this class of ship.

    I seem to remember part of the description of the Sovremmeny class destroyers was that each of the two Ak-130 130mm gun mounts had 1,000 round ready to fire, so with the two guns that was 2,000 rounds ready to fire... which would be quite an awesome naval gun support (NGS) platform choice.

    The new 130mm guns have a reduced rate of fire and would be less useful for NGS, but then they have developed the 152mm Coalition gun system together with the Russian Army with a shell range of 70km with standard shells, so I would think they will be mounted on new destroyers they design.

    Adding the UKSK launchers means it is now able to be loaded and supported in any Russian naval port as this is now the standard launcher for all new and upgraded ships and subs.

    Very small ships will continue to use the Urans so they can be added too, and they also have a land attack capacity too if needed.
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    Post  ALAMO Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:02 am

    956 has been created as a landing operation direct support.
    That is why it implements an unusual combo of weaponry and potential.
    So I would not take it as an example of artillery layout Wink
    Ch-35 is a potent weapon system. Calibers and Zirkons are overkill for most of the cases.
    As you have lots of older missiles that are still good enough in stock, and place to put them ... well Twisted Evil
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    Post  PhSt Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:16 pm

    Russia tests latest torpedo homing system


    MOSCOW, June 17. /TASS/. The latest torpedo homing technology that boosts the target detection range and the kill accuracy has passed qualification trials in Russia, the press office of the Tecmash Group [part of the Technodinamika conglomerate within the state tech corporation Rostec] told TASS on Thursday.

    "The electronic equipment for torpedo homing systems has successfully passed qualification trials. It can be used for sets of torpedoes of various caliber designated to strike underwater and surface targets. Specialists have increased the range of detecting the target and boosted the probability of hitting it," the press office quoted Tecmash Executive Director Alexander Kochkin as saying.

    Today the new technology outshines domestic and foreign versions by its basic parameters, he said.

    The new torpedo homing equipment has been developed by the Novosibirsk Research Institute of Electronic Instruments (NIIEP, part of Rostec). The system features smaller dimensions, lower power consumption and reduced cost.

    The Novosibirsk Research Institute of Electronic Instruments is a leading Russian enterprise engaged in developing short-range radars operating in the decimeter to optical electromagnetic wavelength spectrum as well as in creating onboard computers and automated machines for various armaments and military hardware, from weapons of mass destruction to precision missile and torpedo armaments.

    The enterprise has developed and is producing proximity fuse systems for various missile weapons, including S-300, Tor, Kinzhal and Iskander-M complexes, Grad, Smerch and Tornado multiple rocket launchers.

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:44 pm

    Big move into the Med by BSF. Will we see Tu-142 detachment in Hmeimen to work with them?

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:25 pm

    No links.

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    Russian state TV reveals a glimpse of a state secret: in 2008 (& 2019), multiple Russian subs of The Beast division went to unnamed American naval bases (US waters) undetected. - The submariners received the notoriously-hard-to-get “Gold Star”:

    +50% of gold stars are posthumous

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    Post  mavaff Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:02 am

    This week Navy in the Med Sea

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    Source: https://russianfleetanalysis.blogspot.com/2021/06/russian-forces-in-mediterranean-wk242021.html

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    Post  franco Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:22 pm

    Russian naval squadron stopped 65 km from American Pearl Harbor

    For the first time in modern history, the Russian Pacific Fleet is conducting combat maneuvers in the central part of the Pacific Ocean - 4.6 thousand kilometers southeast of the Kuril Islands and 65 kilometers from the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

    Six ships of the Pacific Fleet are taking part in the exercises: the anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleev, the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, the corvettes Aldar Tsydenzhapov, Loud and Perfect, the command ship Marshal Krylov, as well as a nuclear missile submarine and support ships ... From the air, the ships are covered by anti-submarine Tu-142 MZ and Il-38, an Il-75 tanker, MiG-31BM fighters and Ka-27 helicopters. In total, two dozen aircraft were involved in the exercises.

    The actions of the Russian squadron are watched by a US Coast Guard patrol ship and three American destroyers.

    During the maneuvers, the forces of the Pacific Fleet worked out the training destruction of the aircraft carrier group and made training launches of cruise missiles at the coastal targets of the mock enemy. The general management of the exercises is carried out by the commander of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Sergei Avakyants.

    Earlier, during the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva, the Russian president noted that the United States should not worry about Russian exercises in the territories bordering with Ukraine, since the Russian do it right now. It seems that now is Washington's turn to be concerned. We are waiting for statements about the "Russian threat" near the American borders.

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    Post  lancelot Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:34 pm

    I was surprised they could get to Hawaii with the corvettes to be honest. I think this proves they are way better than the Russian Navy originally claimed them to be.
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    Post  Mir Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:28 pm

    Maybe the Russians are planning a surprise annexation and reinstate the Hawaiian Kingdom? pirat

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    Post  dino00 Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:40 pm

    Resurs Ship-Based Multichannel Air Defense Missile Complex 3K96-3E

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/MuxelAero/status/1407308369678024704?s=19

    More interesting information


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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:54 pm

    The Malachite Design Bureau has started the development of two small submarine projects.

    In Russia, work has begun on the creation of small submarines. The corresponding developments are conducted by the Malachite design bureau, according to the annual report of the Design Bureau for 2020.

    According to the published documents, Malachite is developing two small submarines at once. We are talking about a multi-purpose nuclear submarine of small displacement "Gorgon" and a small non-nuclear submarine " Serval"

    The work is being carried out on an initiative basis, to date, technical proposals have been developed for both submarines and the appearance has been determined. There are no other details on the developments.

    It is noted that the Malachite has experience in creating small submarines. Specialists of the Design Bureau have developed a submarine of the project 865 "Piranha", capable of carrying up to six combat swimmers, as well as performing combat missions off the coast and in shallow water, including the destruction of lone ships. Later, a modified version of the submarine appeared - "Piranha-T" with an increased supply of weapons. Also, the Design Bureau developed a project of small submarines P-550.
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    Post  ALAMO Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:11 pm

    This story roots back in 30 years or so.
    Malachit was offering the line of small subs back in the early 90s.
    They even made a round-up with Italians for that matter.
    It was P-550, 650, and 1000 if I remember correctly the things from the times I used to be 30 kg younger scratch dunno Laughing
    Good to hear that they can consider a follow-up.
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    Post  Mir Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:13 pm

    The Russians/Soviets seems to really like these small special operation submarines.

    The non-nuclear type is most probably export orientated?

    Any news on the Belgarod that was apparently returned to the boathouse? Seems like it is somehow connected with the Losharik accident?
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    Post  ALAMO Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:19 pm

    Kobben used to be much smaller, still, it was vastly used till now. With technology progress, today a sub with 550+ displacement can even carry an SLCMs. It is perfectly fine for small, closed basins. Like Caspian, for example. So not really need to be fully oriented for export.
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    Post  Mir Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:53 pm

    Ok I see now - judging from the picture - that it is possibly just a revival of the then called Project 550 Piranha-T and Project 605E boats
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    Post  Kiko Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:33 am

    The military expert told what is the uniqueness of the Pacific Fleet exercises in the Pacific Ocean, 21.06.2021

    The warships of the Pacific Fleet, together with naval aviation, are conducting exercises in the central part of the Pacific Ocean for the first time in modern history . On the air of radio Sputnik, the course of the exercises was commented on by the captain of the 1st rank of the reserve Mikhail Nenashev.

    For the first time in modern history, warships of the Pacific Fleet ( PF ) of Russia, with the support of aviation, are conducting exercises in the central part of the Pacific Ocean, in an area located 2.5 thousand miles (approximately 4.6 thousand kilometers) southeast of the Kuril Islands.

    The exercises involved up to 20 warships, submarines and support vessels. Anti-submarine aircraft of Tu-142 M3 naval aviation , Il-38 aircraft, MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors , Il-78 tanker aircraft and Ka-27 deck helicopters were attracted to the maneuvers.

    According to the Ministry of Defense, the tasks of destroying an aircraft carrier strike group of a mock enemy have already been worked out, and a mock attack by cruise missiles has been delivered at its ground targets.

    On the air of Sputnik radio, the chairman of the All-Russian Fleet Support Movement , Captain of the 1st Rank of the Reserve Mikhail Nenashev called the exercise unique.

    “Two dozen ships are involved in the exercises, including our famous missile cruiser Varyag and the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov. These are serious ships, armed with a new type of weapon, and they practiced missions at a great distance. And taking into account the participation of anti-submarine and strategic aviation, submarine forces - the exercises are simply unique. We show that the fleet is capable of solving tasks in ocean areas to maintain the interests of the defense and security of our country. If you look at the map, it is not far from the training grounds, ocean territories, which are always ruled by the USA. , naval anti-submarine aviation is always in this area. The Pacific Fleet is represented in those regions where threats from sea and ocean directions can form, "said Mikhail Nenashev.





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    Post  Big_Gazza Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:29 pm

    Kiko wrote:The military expert told what is the uniqueness of the Pacific Fleet exercises in the Pacific Ocean, 21.06.2021

    Fvck yeah...  whats not to love.  Thats what I call "freedom of navigation"....  comer mierda Uh'murika Twisted Evil

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    Post  slasher Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:19 pm

    Russia begins large-scale military exercises in the Kuriles and Sakhalin region
    https://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/news/2021/06/23/875216-rossiya-nachala-masshtabnie-voennie-ucheniya-v-raione-kuril

    On the islands of Sakhalin, Iturup and Kunashir (Kuril ridge. - ed.), as well as in the Sea of ​​Japan, a bilateral exercise with formations and military units of the army corps of the Eastern Military District, the forces of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet).
    More than 10 thousand servicemen and up to 500 units of military equipment, 32 aircraft, as well as 12 ships and vessels of the Pacific Fleet for various purposes will take part in the five-day manoeuvers. The exercises will allow practising the use of an inter-service grouping of forces to ensure Russia's security on the eastern borders. The command is carried out by the acting commander of the Air Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Sevryukov.

    This is apparently an inter-service exercise so unsure where to post it. Pretty significant exercise though and sure to rankle the Japs.

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    Post  slasher Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:04 pm

    Russian Su-30SM escorted a US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft over the Sea of ​​Okhotsk
    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/11728345

    The intimidation games continue 10 time zones away on the other side of Russia. The West seriously putting the squeeze on Russia.
    Didn't realize before a previous US RQ-4A Global Hawk intrusion back in August last year that the Sea of Okhotsk was not Russian territorial waters. Northern coast of Japan cuts it off from being entirely surrounded by Russia. Still, pretty boldfaced of the US to stick it to Russia, tauntingly flying B-52's and B-1B bombers over there last year. Add to that other instances in the Baltic and Barents seas then an alarming pattern of deliberately poking the bear and recklessly exerting pressure comes clear.

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    Post  lancelot Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:24 pm

    More reasons not to return the Kuril islands to Japan. They belonged to the Ainu anyway.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:02 am

    lancelot wrote:More reasons not to return the Kuril islands to Japan. They belonged to the Ainu anyway.

    The Japs don't get the Kuriles.  Not now.  Not ever.

    Japs lost all rights to the Kuriles when they started sucking Murican cock, and decided they liked the taste.  That, plus the abrogation of the Treaty of St Petersberg in 1877 which governed a formal swap of territories, with Russia ceding some of the Kuriles and recognising Japanese sovereigntyin return for Japan ceding part of Sakhalin and accepting Russias ownership of the entire island.  Japan violated the treaty in 1904 when they chose to attack and initiated the Russo-Japanese war.  They occupied the southern half of Sakahalin until 1945 when the USSR liberated their territory in the close of WW2.  They took back the Kuriles as well, IMHO partly for "compensation" but also to stop the US from getting them. If Stalin hadn't done that the US would today have bases and missiles on them, and the Japs still wouldn't have sovereignty.

    Japs spoke with forked tongue and chose war over peace, and then lost.  Tokyo needs to accept that shit like that has consequences Twisted Evil

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    Russian Warships Came Within Just 34 Miles Of Hawaii During Recent Drills


    The top U.S. military command in the Pacific says that Russian naval vessels passed between 23 and 34 miles of the Hawaiian Islands at one point during their recent exercises in the region, but have now departed the area. This disclosure follows reports over the past 10 days or so that the presence of Russia's warships, as well as its combat aircraft, in the region had prompted the scrambling of F-22 Raptor stealth fighters on at least two separate occasions and the movement on short notice of an entire carrier strike group to the waters off Hawaii. It was previsouly understood that the Russia flotilla was hundreds of miles from Hawaii, not anywhere near as close as we now know was the case.

    U.S. Navy Captain Mike Kafka, a spokesperson for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), which is headquartered in Hawaii, confirmed to The War Zone just how close the Russian warships had gotten to U.S. territorial waters, though they stayed in international waters the entire time. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper had been the first to get this official confirmation.

    "At the closest point, some ships operated approximately 20 to 30 NM [nautical miles; 23 to 34 statute miles] off the coast of Hawaii," Kafka said. "As part of our normal daily operations, we continue to track all vessels in the Indo-Pacific area of operations through maritime patrol aircraft, surface ship, and joint capabilities."

    This is much closer than the Kremlin had previously acknowledged, having only said that the ships from the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet were conducting major exercises, including practicing to destroy enemy aircraft carriers, some 2,500 miles southeast of the Kuril Islands. This would have put them hundreds of miles away from the Hawaiian Islands. Earlier reports from U.S. outlets had said that the Russian ships and aircraft were operating in and over the Pacific between 300 and 500 miles from Hawaii, as well.

    "While I am not going to get into our tactic and procedures, I can say that we operate in accordance with international law and expect Russia to do the same," Kafka added when asked about whether or not U.S. military forces issued any warnings to the Russian ships or otherwise communicated with them as they sailed past Hawaii. "U.S. military forces are present and active in and around the Western Pacific on a daily basis in support of the homeland and to ensure a Free and Open Indo-Pacific."

    "The Russian vessels are transiting west and are out of the Hawaii Operation Area," Kafka had also told the Star-Advertiser. “As part of our normal daily operations, we continue to track all vessels in the Indo-Pacific area of operations through maritime patrol aircraft, surface ship and joint capabilities.”

    The Star-Advertiser reported that this was the closest Russian ships had sailed to Hawaii "in a long time." Other past reports had described the drills as the largest the Russian Navy had conducted anywhere in the Pacific since the end of the Cold War.

    Captain Kafka did not specify which Russian ships, specifically, sailed close to Hawaii or when that transit took place exactly. The Russian Ministry of Defense has previously said that the Slava class cruiser Varyag, the flagship of the country's Pacific Fleet, along with the Udaloy class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov, and the Steregushchiy class corvettes Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov, Gromky, and Sovershenniy, were participating in the Pacific drills. The flotilla also notably included the Marshal Krylov, originally built to support the Soviet space program and that was also capable of tracking and collecting useful data from missile tests, and was reportedly converted into a command ship in recent years.

    A satellite image, seen in the Tweet below and reportedly dated June 19, had previously emerged that some had suggested could show some of these Russians ship, as well as others, along with U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyers and a U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel class cutter shadowing them. The low resolution makes it difficult to conclusively identify any of the ships, but it does show a formation of vessels sailing approximately 35 nautical miles south of Honolulu, which would be perfectly in line with Captain Kafka's statement.

    The proximity of these Russian warships to Hawaii during these drills, even if it was only for a relatively short period of time, could easily be described as highly unusual and provocative. If the U.S. military had gotten any prior indications that these vessels might get so close, or had already, it would certainly go a long way toward explaining the Navy's usual decision to move the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and other elements of its Carrier Strike Group to the area on short notice. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is ostensibly still in the midst of preparing for its next scheduled deployment.

    It's unclear exactly when that movement occurred, but a picture, seen below, that the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet released late last week shows Carl Vinson, as well as the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Dewey, transiting the Pacific Ocean on June 13. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group had previously been training off the coast of southern California.

    June 13 is also the date of the first of two other separate incidents in which F-22 Raptor stealth fighters scrambled from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, reportedly in response to approaching Russian "bombers" also taking part in that country's Pacific drills. A second such scramble took place on June 18.

    While the Russians did not say any actual bombers took part in the Pacific exercise, Tu-142 Bear long-range maritime patrol planes, a design derived from the Tu-95 Bear strategic bomber, did participate, along with Il-38 May maritime patrol planes and MiG-31BM Foxhound interceptors.


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    A Russian Tu-142MZ Bear long-range maritime patrol plane. This was the specific variant of Tu-142 that had been observed taking part in the recent Russian Navy drills in the Pacific.

    "No intercepts were conducted with the Russian planes likely turning away from the path toward the state," the Star-Advertiser reported. At the same time, this could indicate that the Russian planes appeared to be flying mock attack profiles at targets in Hawaii when the decisions were made to launch the F-22s.

    It's also worth remembering that this Russian maritime drill was going on before, during, and after President Joe Biden met with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16. The Russian spy ship Kareliya, the presence of which led to the delay of a U.S. missile defense test in May, is still operating near Hawaii, as well. This comes as another American missile defense test in the Pacific appears to be imminent.

    No matter what, the revelation about how close the Russian ships got to Hawaii, along with this added detail about the potential nature of the F-22 scrambles, puts the entire exercise in a very different light. There has been multiple instances of increasingly provocative Russian naval activity aimed at the United States in the Pacific, among other places, in recent years.

    However, a significant Russian naval flotilla operating so close to American territory and so far away from home is a radically different show of force that is clearly meant to send a signal to the United States.
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    Post  JohninMK Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:45 pm

    Major Russian Navy/Air Force combined arms exercise just started in the Med, probably close the the Royal Navy carrier group.

    This is why Moscow moved Black Sea Fleet's Moskva Project 1164 cruiser, Admiral Essen from the Black Sea. Expect HMS 'Destroyer near Crimea' to exit the Black Sea pronto.

    More details in my post at

    https://www.russiadefence.net/t8034p475-russian-military-intervention-and-aid-to-syria-14#328806

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    Post  Isos Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:47 pm

    Russian tu-22M loaded with kh-22 and mig-31K with Kinzhal are getting ready for an exercice in the mediteranean sea off the Syrian coast.

    UK carrier is in the area. I guess they will buzz the ship and if they act just as stupid as in Crimea that ship will visit Nemo.

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