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Russian Navy Discussions and Updates

Discussion in 'Navy & Maritime' started by Spacearrow99, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    This looks like an article that has been cut and pasted. We have a requirement that all posts that contain quotes must have the source cited. This protects both the poster and the forum from accusations of plagiarism.

    Secondly, straight cut and pastes must have comments from the poster. I strongly suggest that you edit your post to reflect what I have just said.
     
  2. ChrisLee1971

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    Thanks a lot for your comment! I found this info on the Net and while I taped this post it just slipped my mind to give links to the original sources. I’m so sorry! Next time I’ll do my best to keep in mind the forum rules!

    Here are the sources:

    1. Cold War 2? Putin bolsters NUCLEAR sub fleet as Russian patrols hit Soviet-era levels

    2. Военный Совет Военно-Морского Флота подвел итоги 2017 года и определил задачи на следующий год
     
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    I think your data is just a top of the iceberg.

    A Norwegian source “Aldrimer.no” says: “In 2017 the Northern fleet fulfilled about 4,700 practical operations to increase its readiness…”

    As it stated besides the south seas of the World Ocean, they pay more and more attention to the research activity and navigable areas in the Arctic. You can read it here: (don’t forget to use Google to translate)

    www.aldrimer.no/voldsom-okning-i-nordflatens-aktivitet/
     
  4. John Fedup

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    As per the link, the US has few resources for the Arctic other than nuclear subs, hence the recent push by the USCG for new heavy icebreakers. Meanwhile in Canada, the Arctic is being pretty much ignored. Denmark has more Arctic capability than Canada as does Norway in all likelihood.
     
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    To be fair, there doesn't appear to be much of a challenge to Canada's control of their Arctic. Russian claims are more tenuous. Hence a greater effort to back those claims by more then words.
     
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    True enough for now but it is not only about possible contested claims. Canada basically has no ability to enforce sovereignty in the Arctic on recognized jurisdiction. The Dewolfe AOPS will partially address this but their ice operational capability is limited. A 25 mm gun on a 6000 ton plus vessel that is costing $700million a copy is rather pathetic IMHO. The other issue is a very limited ability to respond a SAR event in the high Arctic, something I believe Canada has treaty obligations to honour. Political leaders are just punting Arctic sovereignty down the road to the poor sods who will likely have to contend with a mostly ice free Canadian Arctic in 20-30 years. I guess the good news is the AOPS will then be relevant assuming they get some better guns.
     
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    While Pirates are Forgotten they are not Gone

    Despite the obvious success, the pirates who once ruled the seas off Somalia are little more than a memory now, but while they are forgotten they are not gone. Anti-piracy patrols by international warships and armed guards aboard commercial vessels which continue to chug fast and far past the Somalia coast, have suppressed piracy, not stopped it.

    Somali pirates may have hung up their Kalashnikovs for now, but on the other side of Africa, piracy off the Nigerian coasts is increasing! In 2017, 33 incidents of piracy and robbery at sea, successful or otherwise, were reported within 12 nautical miles of the coastline. In 2011 there were only 10! Ultra-violent Nigerian pirates armed with heavy machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades are often behind the attacks. The number of kidnappings is also sky-high. According to the IMB, 65 of the 75 crew members kidnapped in 2017 were taken in or around Nigerian waters.

    I’m absolutely sure that an ongoing, international efforts are necessary to keep the peace in the region. Thanks to the step made by the EU NAVFOR EU Force Maintains Pirate Watch Off Somalia and separate countries like (for example) Russia https://www.marsecreview.com/2017/09/russia-on-piracy-patrol/, which are using their “best management practices” against sea pirates, the number of attacks is slowly decreasing.
     
  10. Sandhi Yudha

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    Just found this article. Its unclear to me if the Admiral Kuznetsov is already under repair/heavy maintenance or just scheduled to get one...

    Russian Navy to get sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in 2021
    ST. PETERSBURG, April 12. /TASS/. Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is expected to join the Russian Navy after repairs in 2021, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday.

    "The aircraft carrier will undergo repairs and the replacement of all boilers and equipment. There is an agreement with shipbuilders on completing the repairs in 2020 and in 2021 the warship is due to return to the fleet," the deputy defense minister said.



    Complete article at: Russian Navy to get sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in 2021
     
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    It's already under repairs but they're proceeding slowly due to continued price and timeframe negotiations. Given that disastrous state of Russian ship repair plants, 2021 is not a realistic timeline.
     
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