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    Post  George1 Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:13 pm

    Hole wrote:Indian Ocean "belongs" to the Pacific Fleet. Either the PacFleet gets a few Bykovs or the Black Sea Fleet takes over the Indian Ocean. Or the Navy sets up a new Indian Ocean Flotilla.

    The incident happened in Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.
    Also the part of Indian Ocean tha somali pirates act is closer to Black Sea fleet rathet than to Pacific fleet

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    Post  GarryB Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:51 am

    The larger ships cost more, but have better endurance and are more comfortable to spend long periods on board, but a smaller boat with a support ship could certainly do the job cheaper and more efficiently tying up fewer people... (the support ship could support more than one small ship obviously).

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    Post  Mir Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:57 am

    Hole wrote:Indian Ocean "belongs" to the Pacific Fleet. Either the PacFleet gets a few Bykovs or the Black Sea Fleet takes over the Indian Ocean. Or the Navy sets up a new Indian Ocean Flotilla.

    The Indian ocean is still probably the hottest spot when it comes to piracy and the Russians seem to have lot of newly established interests in Africa and in particular the Indian Ocean area.

    Stationing ships like the Bykov in places like Eritrea and further down south in Madagascar and Mozambique would be a great way to deter piracy. Even South Africa would willingly except some help from the Russians. Our navy do have a anti-piracy presence in the Mozambique channel but we only look good on paper.

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    Post  GarryB Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:22 am

    Lots of poor lawless countries to base your operations makes such regions ideal for pirates, it is good that the Russian Navy is able to help shipping, and further production of ships for the Russian Navy will enable them to expand such operations.

    It is not impossible that CIA infiltrators might coerce pirate groups to select transports carrying Russian goods as a sort of way of making Russian international trade less profitable and more risky... they may do the same with Chinese trade and of course we know they do it with Iranian and Venezuelan trade ships...

    Cooperation with South Africa in a range of areas would be good for both countries...
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    Post  Hole Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:51 am

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    Loitering ammo for the Navy

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    Post  Mir Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:06 pm

    From the graphic it appears to be similar to the Kalash kamikaze drone?
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    Post  ALAMO Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:21 pm

    It is quite an interesting solution.
    There are tons of targets that do not require a solid missile to destroy them.
    While being too far for an on-board gun.
    Loitering ammo seems perfect for it.
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    Post  Hole Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:05 pm

    There were tests from an BK-16 a few month ago.

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    Post  Isos Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:31 pm

    Against corvettes it will be deadly. Gznerally they have a douzen anti air missiles and would spend all of them agaibst such drones. They one antiship missile and the ship is dead.
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    Post  flamming_python Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:16 am

    One CIWS will knock it out of the sky though, or a large calibre gun. They don't move particularly fast.

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    Post  ALAMO Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:53 am

    flamming_python wrote:One CIWS will knock it out of the sky though, or a large calibre gun. They don't move particularly fast.

    They don't need to.
    It is enough if those can reach a 3000m ceiling to make it immune to all but the main caliber gun.
    Plus there are tons of other targets, a pirate boat to start with.
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    Post  Mir Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:06 am

    It is rather small and supposed to be stealthy and relatively quiet - esp if it has an electric motor. You will likely use it to deliver a surprise package! Laughing
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    Post  Isos Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:58 am

    They are slow but very manoeuvrable so it can attack from above at 90° where no weapon or radar can see it.
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    Post  Hole Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:19 pm

    Main purpose is to soften beach defences = kill soldiers in trenches, damage guns and so on.
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    Post  franco Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:10 pm

    October 30 - Foundation Day of the Russian Navy

    The history of the Russian Navy goes back exactly 325 years. It is inextricably linked with the history of our state.

    On this day, October 30, 1696, the Boyar Duma adopted a decree initiated by Peter I. in it, the citizens of the Russian state and the whole world were informed that "there should be sea vessels."

    In those days, Russia was in dire need of a navy. It was necessary not only for the defense of the country's sea borders, but also for ensuring the safety of merchant ships sailing to other countries under the Russian flag. The appearance of powerful warships in Russia allowed it to overcome isolation and turn from a state of regional importance into a country with significant influence in the world.

    Within a few years after its creation, the Russian navy forced the powerful naval powers of that time to reckon with themselves. He had many glorious victories, the first of which the Russian navy won in the Baltic.

    Since then, the Russian Navy has been helping to strengthen the international authority of the Russian state and protect its maritime borders.

    The foundation day of the Russian Navy is annually celebrated in our country on October 30. And since 1996, when naval sailors celebrated the 300th anniversary of the fleet, this holiday has become a double one. According to the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, this day was also considered to be the Day of the sailor-surface sailor, since it was with surface ships that the Russian Navy began.

    Today, the St. Andrew's flag flies over every warship of our country. Relatives, friends and command of the Russian Navy congratulate the sailors-surfacers.

    The editorial staff of "Military Review" joins the congratulations to the naval sailors, veterans of the Russian and Soviet Navy. We are grateful to you for your service to the Fatherland and loyalty to duty. We wish you good luck, good health, as well as love and support of your loved ones.

    Link to Navy Commander message: https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12391230@egNews

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    Post  franco Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:01 pm

    The Russian Navy will replenish more than 40 ships and support vessels in 2021

    Currently, the task of the naval presence in various regions of the world ocean is performed by more than 80 ships and vessels of the Russian Navy.

    MOSCOW, October 30. / TASS /. More than 40 ships, submarines and support vessels will be added to the Russian Navy this year. This was stated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, on the occasion of the 325th anniversary of the founding of the Russian regular military fleet and Day of the sailor-surface sailor, which are celebrated on October 30.

    "In 2021, the Russian Navy will receive more than 40 surface ships, submarines, support vessels and multifunctional boats. The naval shipbuilding program for a number of positions is being carried out ahead of schedule, which indicates a huge attention to the Navy," he said Evmenov in a congratulatory telegram sent to the command of the fleets and flotillas, as well as the crews of ships performing long-distance sailing missions.

    The admiral noted that today the task of the naval presence in various regions of the world ocean is performed by more than 80 ships and vessels of the Russian Navy, "whose crews with honor and high professionalism perform their military duty, guaranteeing the prevention of threats in the sea and ocean areas."

    The Boyar Duma, at the insistence of Tsar Peter I, on October 20 (according to the new style - October 30), 1696, adopted the resolution "Sea ships should be ...", which became the first law on a regular navy and was recognized as the official date of its foundation.

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    Post  GarryB Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:52 am

    One CIWS will knock it out of the sky though, or a large calibre gun. They don't move particularly fast.

    It is a loitering drone so you could have it fly at 8-9km altitude above manpads and western CIWS, and have it lase targets that could be engaged with laser homing 130mm and later 152mm artillery shells for naval gun support...

    The 130mm rounds only reach about 25km, but the 152mm rounds will be reaching 70km and later models are supposed to more than double that range to 180km, which would make them rather interesting and useful... but you would need a cheap spotter to find and mark targets and observe the results and when it is out of fuel it could attack a target itself in a steep diving attack which most ships struggle with....

    Most modern ships can deal with artillery shells and possibly UAVs... though a light stealthy electric powered UAV might be a problem with jamming shells being fired in their direction as well.

    Even a modern capable ship would struggle dealing with a modern large calibre gun firing hundreds of rounds at them... especially if they are guided... new Russian laser guided artillery rounds include optical component that can see vehicles as targets... a ship at sea would be much easier to spot from the air above I would think.
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    Post  franco Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:52 pm

    Digital Undaunted: The Navy Awaits an Updated Submarine Hunter

    Until the end of 2021, the Neustrashimy patrol ship (TFR) is to join the Navy. It was officially handed over to the Navy in 1993, and in 2014 it was sent for repairs. After the modernization, the "Fearless" became actually a new ship: in particular, unique digital control systems were installed on it. Now this electronics, having received data from radars and sonars, will prompt the crew on the most effective ways to combat underwater and surface targets. Experts note that "Fearless" will increase the capabilities of the Navy in the far sea zone. It is expected to become one of the most efficient submarine hunter ships.

    Digital transformation


    Sources in the military department told Izvestia that the Neustrashimy TFR is currently preparing to leave the shipyard in Kaliningrad. The ship should be handed over to the Navy this year, but it is possible that the date may be shifted to the beginning of 2022.

    The watchdog has been undergoing modernization since 2014. Earlier, Izvestia wrote that its return to service was planned at the end of 2016, but the major delay was caused by the repair of the ship's propulsion system, produced in Ukraine. At the aircraft plant in Samara, it was necessary to practically master new technologies for domestic engineers from scratch.

    In the course of the work, "Neustrashimy" was seriously updated, the sources of "Izvestia" in the military department noted. In particular, all analogue equipment on it was replaced with digital. A new combat information control system (BIUS) was installed - a modern complex of electronic computing equipment and other technical means, designed for the automated development of recommendations for controlling weapons and the entire ship. A new artillery control post appeared on the TFR. The "Fregat" complex, a radar station for monitoring the air and surface situation, was also modernized.

    These changes should seriously increase the ship's combat capabilities. According to Izvestia's sources, now all of its weapons meet the most modern requirements.

    In addition, a new digital navigation station was installed on the patrol, Izvestia's interlocutors said. She is responsible for the automated exchange of information about the location, course and speed of ships and vessels in the adjacent water area, as well as the state of the fairways. This ensures the safety of navigation.

    There are only two patrol ships belonging to the project 11540 (code "Yastreb") in our Navy - this is "Fearless" and "Yaroslav the Wise", and both are part of the Baltic Fleet, military expert Dmitry Boltenkov told Izvestia.

    - The Russian Navy now really needs ships for operations in the far sea zone, and "Fearless" is one of them, - the specialist emphasized. - It has been actively exploited for a long time far from the Russian shores, demonstrating good seaworthiness and reliability. I am sure that after his return to service, he will again expect long sea voyages, business trips to the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. There he will not only be engaged in the demonstration of the flag, but also the study of possible areas of hostilities. The ship will also be useful for fighting pirates off the coast of Africa.

    The return of the Undaunted to the Navy is a success for Russian shipbuilders. The modernization carried out will seriously increase its combat potential, the expert noted.

    Fighter, diplomat and movie star


    TFR "Fearless" was built at the end of the Cold War as a high-speed high-tech ocean hunter for nuclear submarines. When creating patrol boats of Project 11540, technologies were used to reduce acoustic signature. By the time of the collapse of the USSR, "Fearless", while still in the process of testing, was one of the most modern and versatile ships of the Russian fleet at that time. The Navy flag was raised over it in 1993.

    After modernization, the TFR must cope with any task of finding and destroying submarines. Its distinctive feature is its powerful anti-submarine weapons: depth charges, the Vodopad-NK missile and torpedo complex and the Ka-27 helicopter. The highly sensitive hydroacoustics of the ship makes it possible to search for submarines even in the Baltic Sea, where depth differences make such a task extremely difficult.

    The Ka-27 carrier-based helicopter located aboard the Undaunted is responsible for the search, detection and destruction of submarines. In addition, it can be used for search and rescue operations, evacuation of the wounded and urgent delivery of goods from the shore or between ships.

    The patrol anti-aircraft armament allows you to take protection of other warships on the high seas. Also, "Fearless" can cover with its air defense systems the actions of troops during the conduct of amphibious assault.

    In addition, the ship is armed with torpedo tubes and a universal 100-mm artillery mount Ak-100 with a firing range of more than 21 km. In this case, the gun can hit not only surface or ground, but also air targets. Its ammunition includes anti-aircraft shells with a radar fuse. The projectile is detonated at a distance of 5 m from the cruise missile and 10 m from the aircraft, which guarantees their destruction.

    Before being put up for repairs, the Neustrashimy was actively exploited. During his service, he traveled about 120 thousand nautical miles, made several dozen foreign trips, including the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The ship took part in operations against Somali pirates more than once and accompanied merchant ships in the Horn of Africa. He was a participant in the international naval exercises Baltops, during which he practiced skills in conducting peacekeeping operations at sea.

    In 1995, "Fearless" represented Russia at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Kiel Canal. In 2003, he provided for the official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to London, and as part of that trip, the President visited the ship with the Duke of York. In 2006, "Fearless" took part in the ceremony for the reburial of the ashes of Empress Maria Feodorovna, wife of Alexander III: he met the Danish naval ship Esbern Snare, which was transporting the ashes of the Empress, off the Russian coast, and escorted him to Kronstadt.

    Also "Undaunted" can be called the main movie star of the Russian Navy. He was filmed in such famous films as "Peculiarities of National Fishing", "The Envy of the Gods" and "Paragraph 78".

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    Post  Hole Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:39 pm

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    Post  Isos Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:45 pm

    Weren't those subs sent during the Cuban crisis and that US navy couldn't track and needed to wait for them to run out of air and surface to find them ?

    Real beasts. Egypt has still some in service upgraded by China. I may mix the classes since plenty were made after WW2 but they were all similar to this one.

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    Post  Mir Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:20 am

    The freshly painted one is a specially modified Romeo class sub - the Pr633RV. Basically a combat diver (Spetsnaz)delivery sub.

    The Pr.641 Foxtrot class were the ones involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis - like the one in the last picture next to the pier.

    Edit: Looks like my info on the modified Romeos is not quite right? It appears the subs was modified to test the Veter and Vodopad ant-submarine missile complex. Maybe it was later used as a special delivery sub? It was definitely used as a training sub.
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    Post  Hole Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:46 pm

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    She is in her new home now.

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    Post  George1 Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:29 pm

    The last Soviet submarine of the project 633РВ "Romeo" was towed to Balaklava

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    Post  Hole Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:42 pm

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    Post  franco Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:11 pm

    Shoigu announced an early transfer of the submarines "Prince Oleg" and "Novosibirsk" to the Navy


    The Russian Navy is expected to receive the first serial nuclear submarines "Prince Oleg" of project 955A (code Borey-A) and "Novosibirsk" of project 885M (code "Ash-M") by the end of the year. This was announced on Wednesday, December 1, by the head of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu.

    “In December, it is planned to transfer the first serial nuclear-powered cruisers Knyaz Oleg and Novosibirsk,” Shoigu said at a conference call.

    Project 955 and 955A submarines belong to the fourth generation. The length of the nuclear submarine "Knyaz Oleg" is 170 m, the width is 13.5 m, it sinks to a depth of 450 m. The construction is carried out by the Sevmash defense shipyard.

    In October, within the framework of state tests, the Bulava ballistic missile was successfully launched from the Prince Oleg from the White Sea.

    Project 885 Yasen submarines (885M Yasen-M) are a series of Russian multipurpose nuclear submarines with fourth-generation cruise missiles. Their construction is also underway at Sevmash.

    The nuclear submarine "Novosibirsk" was launched in October 2019. It is 130 m long and 13 m wide.

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