Russian Navy Discussions and Updates

Feanor

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Three Russian nuke subs have come online. One is a new 885M, the Krasnoyarsk, another is the Irkutsk, the first of the upgraded 949AMs, and the third is the Smolensk, another 949A that underwent repairs surprisingly quickly (it went out for repairs in ~2019). For the Irkutsks, there remains some mystery if it got 48 or 72 Kalibr tubes to replace it's Granit. For the 885M, it's the third Yasen-M, and the fourth Yasen overall. 5 more of the type are under construction, and there is reason to think additional subs will get ordered.

 

Sandhi Yudha

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At last.....on 8 July 2022 the Project 09852 submarine Belgorod, the longest submarine ever built and able to carry the huge Status-6/Poseidon nuclear-powered underwater torpedoes, has been handed over to the Russian Navy.
 

Sandhi Yudha

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Russia is developing a new “aircraft carrier killer”, a ballistic missile with a hypersonic warhead with the name Zmeevik, for the Navy.

One of the sources told TASS that in terms of its characteristics, the Zmeevik resembles Chinese missiles of a similar class — DF-21D and DF-26 with a range of up to 4,000 km. So its probably some kind of enlarged Islander-M.

 

ngatimozart

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Feanor

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There's an interesting Raptor gunboat variant recently sighted with Kornet ATGMs and Afghanit APS. It's unclear how well one would use a beam-riding missile like that from the sea. I also can't help but wonder, if Afghanit is ready for use, is a boat really the best place for it?


A new 20380 corvette, the Merkuriy, started sea trials. The ship is meant for the Black Sea Fleet. If they had 3-6 of these before the war started, they may not have had to lose a cruiser.


Russia has officially cancelled plans for 6 more 22160 patrol ships. It only took one war, where they demonstrated their highly limited utility. If only anyone had known in advance... but how could they? A ship with no SAM, no AShM, and no anti-submarine gear, in a fleet with a desperate shortage of all modern surface combatants.

 

Sandhi Yudha

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There's an interesting Raptor gunboat variant recently sighted with Kornet ATGMs and Afghanit APS. It's unclear how well one would use a beam-riding missile like that from the sea. I also can't help but wonder, if Afghanit is ready for use, is a boat really the best place for it?


A new 20380 corvette, the Merkuriy, started sea trials. The ship is meant for the Black Sea Fleet. If they had 3-6 of these before the war started, they may not have had to lose a cruiser.




Russia has officially cancelled plans for 6 more 22160 patrol ships. It only took one war, where they demonstrated their highly limited utility. If only anyone had known in advance... but how could they? A ship with no SAM, no AShM, and no anti-submarine gear, in a fleet with a desperate shortage of all modern surface combatants.

The Project 22160s are maybe very usable as patrolboats, maybe even very capable, but yes they are quite defenceless in a war situation.


Hopefully not yet posted before in this thread, but here we have some recent photos of Admiral Kuznetsov under maintenance.

 
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