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  • Buried In Trump's Nuclear Report: A Russian Doomsday Weapon

    02/03/2018 4:11:27 AM PST · by beaversmom · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | February 2, 2018 | Geoff Brumfiel
    The Trump administration released a report on the state of America's nuclear weaponry on Friday. The assessment, known as a Nuclear Posture Review, mainly concerns U.S. nukes and missiles. But buried in the plan is a mention of a mysterious Russian weapon called "Status-6." On paper, at least, Status-6 appears to be a kind of doomsday device. The report refers to it as "a new intercontinental, nuclear-armed, nuclear-powered, undersea autonomous torpedo." "The radius of total or near-total destruction is the size of a pretty large metropolitan area, actually," says Edward Geist, a Russia specialist at the Rand Corp. who has...
  • Russian Navy Udaloy I-class ASW Destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov to Receive Kalibr Missiles

    08/22/2017 12:47:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Tass ^ | 22 August 2017
    The 'Marshal Shaposhnikov' Project 1155 large anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship being upgraded at JSC Dalzavod Ship Repairing Center will get the ability to use Kalibr cruise, anti-ship and anti-submarine guided missiles, the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) writes in its official blog quoting the Dalzavod`s acquisition plan for 2017 published online. Russian Navy Udaloy I class ASW Destroyer Marshal ShaposhnikovThe 'Marshal Shaposhnikov' ASW Destroyer seen during its upgrade at JSC Dalzavod Ship Repairing Center. Picture taken on 26.06.2017 by johnkey68 via The point 601-EP of the document says that JSC Design Bureau of Special Machine-Building (KBSM,...
  • Putin gives Russian Constitution priority over international court rulings

    12/15/2015 4:49:09 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 31 replies
    RT ^ | December 15, 2015 | Staff
    President Vladimir Putin has signed into law the bill allowing the Constitutional Court to overrule the decisions of international courts if such decisions contradict the principle of supremacy of the Russian Constitution. The new act published on the government website on Tuesday reads that the Constitutional Court will look into every decision of any intergovernmental body based on an international treaty and find if it matches the Russian Constitution and the rights and freedoms guaranteed by it. Upon such consideration the Constitutional Court can allow the decision to be executed in Russia, in full or in part, or ban its...
  • Largest missile cruiser to hold hypersonic missiles

    11/14/2015 5:10:04 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | 12 November 2015 | OLEG KULESHOV
    A crucial stage in the production, involving removal of old equipment from the cruiser, has been completed, Sevmash told RIR. Preparations are on for the refit. The abrasive cleaning of the hull will be complete by the year end. The hull structure has been repaired; cutouts have been made at the location of the Granit cruise missile launchers, to allow installation of the new ‘Kalibr’ missile launcher unit. Tsirkon for the navy According to reent official information, after the work is complete, the cruiser will carry 80 cruise missiles and 96 anti-aircraft missiles with S-400 anti-aircraft systems.The Pantsir anti-aircraft artillery...
  • New Generation Russian Navy Frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" Project 22350 Started Sea Trials

    11/20/2014 3:00:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 11/20/2014
    The new generation project 22350 frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" (hull number 417) for the Russian Navy started sea trials in the Gulf of Finland. This new class, intended to replace the soviet era Krivak class, is designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau of Saint Petersburg. The first ship of the new Russian Navy frigate project 22350 class "Admiral Gorshkov" sailing out for its first sea trials The first phase of the sea trials will focus on the navigation performance of the new vessel. Key elements such as the propulsion, steering gear, auxiliary machinery, communication, detection and navigation equipment, anchor gear etc....
  • Designers to start work on new Russian destroyer in 2015

    11/12/2014 9:29:54 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Russia Beyond The Headlines ^ | November 12, 2014 | Vladimir Scherbakov
    The Russian Ministry of Defense has confirmed the specifications for the design of a new destroyer, according to a report by news agency ITAR-TASS on Oct. 21, referencing a highly placed source in the domestic defense industry. The program for the creation of the vessel has been assigned the codename of Leader. Work on the Russian lord of the seas has been entrusted to the Northern Design Bureau, the creator of practically all of the major surface warships in the Russian fleet. Work on the design of the Leader is scheduled to begin in 2015, but the construction of the...
  • New-generation missile destroyer under development in Russia

    10/21/2014 11:59:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    TASS, Russia ^ | 21/10/2014
    Russias Defense Ministry has approved the technical design specification for the Leader class destroyers, a high-ranking source in the ministry told TASS on Tuesday. The destroyers nuclear-powered and gas turbine versions are planned. He said there was no clarity yet concerning the weapons, but the new ship will be most likely equipped with the Caliber high-precision cruise missile system and the S-500 antiaircraft defense system. The Leader technical design specification prepared by the Navy command has been signed by the Defense Ministry leadership that approved the engineering design for two versions of the destroyer nuclear-powered and gas turbine, the...
  • Ill fame of the aircraft-carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

    10/11/2012 8:08:11 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    English Russia ^ | March 30, 2012 | Ok4u2bu
    Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov (Fleet Admiral of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov) is an aircraft cruiser serving as the flagship of the Russian Navy. She was originally commissioned in the Soviet Navy, and was intended to be the lead ship of her class, but the only other ship of her class, Varyag, was never completed. The ship has ill fame and the phrase If you misbehave, youll be sent to the Kuznetsov is a norm. Read below to find out why. To begin with, the ship has no heating because an auxiliary boiler is missing. So its not bad...
  • Naval expert: Ships shown during Democratic convention tribute to veterans were Russian

    09/11/2012 10:51:32 PM PDT · by iowamark · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 12, 2012 | David Martosko
    The Democratic National Conventions final night included a stirring tribute to Americas veterans from a retired naval four-star admiral, complete with a backdrop of jets flying over a row of proud warships. But convention organizers may soon regret it. Norman Polmar, author of The Naval Institute Guide to the Soviet Navy and other military handbooks, told the Navy Times on Tuesday that the ships were Russian vessels. The ships are definitely Russian, Polmar told the military newspaper. Theres no question of that in my mind. The ships depicted in the Democrats backdrop had radar designs that the U.S. fleet doesnt...
  • Russian Navy to Drop Lada Class Subs CinC Vysotsky

    02/09/2012 4:03:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 09/02/2012
    Russian Navy to Drop Lada Class Subs CinC Vysotsky The Russian Navy has decided against construction of Lada class submarines (Project 677) and will instead modernize its existing boats, Navy Commander-in-Chief Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said in an interview with RIA Novosti. The design of the diesel-electric Lada class was completed at the end of the 1990s, but none of the planned boats have entered service, although the lead ship in the class, the Saint Petersburg, is undergoing trials with the Baltic Fleet, Vysotsky said. The Russian Navy does not need the Lada in its current form, he said. Vysotsky...
  • Aircraft carrier pilot: One day of life (Russia)

    11/22/2011 11:50:13 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | November 18, 2011 | Vladimir Ruvinsky
    Aircraft carrier pilot: One day of life November 18, 2011 Vladimir Ruvinsky For the first time in 17 years, a young pilot took part in the exercises in the Barents Sea involving the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. An RIR correspondent was on board to talk to the naval fighter pilots. the 25-tonne machine has to land on a 36-metre landing strip; you have to touch the strip at a certain angle and at a certain speed. Source: ITAR-TASS My wife will give me my marching orders soon, naval pilot Stanislav Avdin says jokingly when asked about his service. I leave...
  • Aircraft carrier killer: RT goes aboard flagship Varyag (Russian navy)

    09/19/2011 6:07:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 19 September, 2011 | Lidia Vasilevskaya
    Aircraft carrier killer: RT goes aboard flagship Varyag Published: 19 September, 2011, 16:05 The Varyag guided missile cruiser knows no fear not even the old one about having women aboard. RTs female reporter admires the might of the Pacific flagship, samples sea bread, looks into the hearts of its crew, and meets the ships cats. His wide green eyes were studying me. I was studying him, too. It just seemed too strange. A red cat with a sly face it really was sly was lying by the ships gun. It then stretched itself, yawned as if we...
  • Russian Navy to receive new air defense system

    07/18/2011 7:46:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 18/07/2011
    Russian Navy to receive new air defense system The Russian Navy will soon receive a new ship-based gun/missile air defense system, KBP Instrument Design Bureau, the developer of the system, said on Monday. The system, dubbed Pantsyr-M, has been developed on the basis of the land-based Pantsyr-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound). "Pantsyr-M will replace the Kortik air defense systems and will be installed on all new classes of Russian combat ships, from corvettes to cruisers," said Alexander Zhukov, a senior KBP official. Zhukov cited specifications for an export version of Pantsyr-M as the data on the system for the Russian Navy is...
  • Russia to build nuclear aircraft carrier by 2023

    06/30/2011 5:46:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 30/06/2011
    Russia to build nuclear aircraft carrier by 2023 The Russian navy has one conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov RIA Novosti. Oleg Lastochkin 11:20 30/06/2011 ST PETERSBURG, June 30 (RIA Novosti) Russia will complete construction of its first nuclear powered aircraft carrier by 2023, the head of Russias United Shipbuilding Corporation said on Thursday. We will start designing the Russian aircraft carrier in 2016, so that by 2018 we can start construction, company head Roman Trotsenko said. He also said that as the construction period was likely to be five years, the carrier would be put into service...
  • France, Russia to sign Mistral deal on January 25 Elysee Palace

    01/23/2011 11:53:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 1/24/2011 | ITAR-TASS
    France and Russia will sign an agreement on the construction of two Mistral helicopter ships on January 25 in the presence of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, the Elysee Palace said on Sunday. Benefits of military cooperation with Russia outweigh possible negative factors, French Defense Minister Alain Juppe said in an interview with Le Monde on January 18. NATO allies decided at the Lisbon summit to start cooperation with Russia in the development of a missile defense network. Benefits of strategic cooperation with Russia in the military sphere are much more important than negative...
  • "US concerned over French ship for Russia"

    11/29/2010 11:53:24 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies ^ | 11/30/2010 |
    The United States voiced concern to France earlier this year over the possible sale of a French warship to Russia, saying it sent a "mixed signal" to both Moscow and Eastern European allies, according to a leaked US document published. In a meeting on February 8 in Paris, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his French counterpart at the time, Herve Morin, disagreed over missile defense for Europe and over France's plans to sell the Mistral-class helicopter carrier to Russia, a secret diplomatic cable posted by the WikiLeaks website showed Sunday
  • Russia's defense ministry confirms plans to buy 2 foreign helicopter carriers

    11/01/2010 9:00:20 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 1+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 11/1/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Sunday confirmed the ministry's plans to buy two foreign helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy and eventually produce vessels of this class on Russian soil. "We are speaking about the purchase of two helicopter carriers. Moreover, we are going to buy them with full technical documentation so that eventually we can produce them at our enterprises," Serdyukov said in an interview with Vesti Nedeli TV program. In early October, Russia's Defense Ministry announced an international tender for the construction of two amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy. Previously, Russia held negotiations with France's...
  • The Big Fade In Russia

    10/30/2010 12:03:30 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/28/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Russian naval aviation is facing a crisis, in that within the next five years, few of the navy's aircraft will be flyable. It's not that no one saw this coming, it's just that there were larger calamities to deal with. The collapse of the Soviet armed forces after 1991 (when the Soviet Union dissolved) was a catastrophic event, with the largest military establishment on the planet quickly losing 80 percent of its manpower. A lot more equipment stayed on the books, in theory. But over 100,000 tanks and aircraft were allowed to quietly fall apart in the 1990s, because there...
  • With Ukraine's blessing, Russia to beef up its Black Sea Fleet

    10/26/2010 2:41:38 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/26/2010 | Fred Weir
    Just a year ago Ukraine was insisting that Russia would be required to vacate the Crimean naval base of Sevastopol when its old lease expired in 2017. That would have posed serious problems for Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet, which is headquartered there. But today, after pro-Moscow President President Viktor Yanukovych took office in February, Russia appears completely secure in its military foothold on Ukrainian soil until at least 2042. In a quiet announcement Monday, Moscow revealed that with Ukrainian consent it will "upgrade" its Black Sea fleet over the next decade with at least 18 new warships,...
  • Russian Navy desperate for new planes

    10/21/2010 10:54:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 10/21/2010 | Ilya Kramnik
    Russian naval aviation is in critical condition, particularly the aviation units of the Black Sea Fleet, which may lose most of their fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in the next five to six years. This problem demands a rapid solution. Otherwise the new warships ordered under the 2011-2020 state rearmament program will be useless. So far there are no official plans for equipping the navy with new fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. There have been no public reports or official statements regarding the purchase of new aircraft for the navy citing specific figured or parameters, except for the announcement of the purchase...