Isos wrote:You have only one slava per fleet. Your other ships have weak long range defences. It will operate alone and no other ship have the radar of s-300 to be used for terminal SARH. Saturation would come very quickly. 1 f-18 can carry 4 harpoons.
What does that have to do with what Moskva did in Syria? First it provided AAW coverage for the northern half of our forces, second it provided 16 "carrier-killing" missiles to keep NATO at bay, and lastly it made sure to keep Turkish air power on their side of the border.
The Slava class could shoot down volleys of Harpoons all day.
Go on youtube and search for "s-300 missile fails". With such an old ship and system it will happen for sure during massive launches.
Do you know how many batteries of CIWS are on that ship? 6X AK-630s, not to mention a twin OSA launcher on top of its S-300F system. That ship can defend itself.
What you need is more Gorshkovs.
Since we aren't getting any cruisers then that is the best we can get.
Steregouchshy also have 12-16 redut. Having a group of 4 means 48 SAMs and 4 ships with smaller rcs to deal with for the same price as one Gorshkov. That's a harder target for US navy than a single Slava or even a single Gorshkov.
None of our "stealth" ships are actually stealthy. There are far too many accouterments on it much less keeping up with the RAM coat before it rusts and peels. 12 redut doesn't equal 64 5V55RM. When you can buy two Gorshkovs for the price of four Steregushchiy, corvettes looks like a huge waste.
1 gorshkov, 4 steregushchy with 80 Redut to keep aviation away and 12 karakurts around them with 12×8. = 96 ready to fire pantsirs missiles to destroy any incoming missile, can destroy a carrier group. In total it is 144 uksk for 600km range oniks.
I don't know what you are arguing, of course Moskva is out of date and headed for scrap, but it is what we had. The ship we have worth buying are Gorshkovs.
You are underestimating small ships. They can now carry tte same weapons as big one for much smaller price, smaller rcs and higher speed. Bad point is less endurence and less weapons but you can buy more of them which kinda counter that.
Your problem is you don't understand how much Steregushchiy costs, fully armed it is 10 billion RUB.