This is a discussion on Russian Navy Discussions and Updates within the Navy & Maritime forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; Does anyone know about this class of ship..
Russian World’s Largest Military Hovercraft:
Thats one massive impressive thing!, what range does it have ? and can the LPD Ivan Rogov carry it ?
1. Ivan Rogov was decommissioned long ago. The only remaining ship of the class is Mitrofan Moskalenko. But perhaps you meant the class.
2. No. Far too wide to fit in the dock. But perhaps this French thing might fit . . http://www.meretmarine.com/article.cfm?id=108582
It just repeats that: they won't be American style, will have not only aircraft but also AD & AShMs, and be nuclear powered. If they start building them now, the result will come by 2013-2015.
So, if it takes 4-6 years to build 1 or 2 of them (assuming they are built at 2 yards simultaneously), it translates to 16-18 years before 5-6 new carriers are in comission.
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Meh. More rumors.
По мнению опрошенных "Известиями" экспертов,
From your article. So the description in it isn't official. It's the opinions of some nameless experts. Maybe they're knowledgeable people with inside information that know exactly what they're talking about. Or maybe they're just talking out of their ass. We're right back where we started. Either they will be aircraft carrying cruisers or they won't be.
True, but if they are going to be just floating airbases, by how much will such CVNs/CBGs be more expensive- besides requiring additional escorts with AShMs and ASW weapons?
From Russian news articles: NF & Pac. Fleet ships will exercise together in the Indian Ocean before the end of the year. After Venezuela, NF ships will go to the IO; the Pac. Fleet ships will leave for the IO in November. http://news.google.com/news?ned=ru_r...&hl=ru&topic=n
What does that article say? It has diagrams of the kutznetsov and looks an interesting read.
I hope they are planning for a carrier in the 80000 ton range, instead of the 60+ like the kutznetsov nor 100 000 tons like the Americans.
And regarding the NF moving to IO, I belive they will take the Mediterranean as its shorter and safer with plenty of friendly countries to replenish supplies along the way. Also hopefully the Indian Navy joint in the exercises.
The article praises carrier/cruiser hybrid concept in the Soviet/Russian naval context. It pushes the idea that future carriers should & will continue to be also cruisers capable of operating with land and space based assets such as AD, aviation & BMD. I wish they had an English version of the paper.
If they are going via the Med. again, why did they go there 1st before Venezuela? IMO, it would make sense to stop in Angola, SA & Mozambique this time.
"Сегодня, 8 ноября, на одной из атомных подводных лодок Тихоокеанского флота при проведении ходовых испытаний [duting sea trilas] в результате несанкционированного срабатывания системы пожаротушения [as a result of spontaneous firefighting system went off] погибли более 20 человек. Среди погибших рабочие судостроительного предприятия и военнослужащие", [20 killed- sailors and shipyard personnel]..
В конце октября представители Амурского судостроительного завода сообщали, что в Приморье начались ходовые испытания атомной подводной лодки "Нерпа" (проект 971 "Щука-Б", по классификации НАТО "Akula") [At the end of October the Amur shipyard has announced sea trials of Nerpa, project 971, "Akula"] . http://www.rian.ru/incidents/20081109/154673723.html
This is not good news, especially for India- if that's were that sub was going to be! I hope it's not more than that- otherwise they better have a substitute!
Last edited by Firehorse; November 8th, 2008 at 05:57 PM.
any idea what class of Sub it is it mentions Russian Navy crew as well as civilians dose that mean it could be a vessel on sea trials that means that if it could be Yury D, Nerpa, the Typhoon Bucklava trial vessel can't think of any other candidates of SSN or SSBN, SSGN which could be a candidate.
very sad the frequency of Russian sub accidents
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