Russia to start construction of Borey-A class nuclear subs in 2012

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    Russia to start construction of Borey-A class nuclear subs in 2012

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    MOSCOW, December 3

    Russia will start building modernized Borey-A class strategic nuclear-powered submarines in 2012, the Sevmash shipyard said.

    Fourth-generation Borey class submarines are expected to constitute the core of Russia's modern strategic submarine fleet. Russia is planning to build eight Borey and Borey-A class subs by 2020.

    “We will lay down the first modernized Borey-A class submarine next year,” Sevmash General Director Andrei Dyachkov said on Friday in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti.

    Dyachkov said the contracts on the construction of two more Borey-A class submarines would be signed in the Q1 of 2012.

    The official did not specify the differences between the Borey and Borey-A class submarines, but it was reported earlier by some Russian military sources that modifications could include major structural changes and the installation of four more missile launch tubes.

    Three Borey class vessels, the Yury Dolgoruky, the Alexander Nevsky, and the Vladimir Monomakh, are in different stages of completion at Sevmash.

    The Yury Dolgoruky has recently completed all sea trials and is expected to enter service with the Russian Navy as soon as the Bulava ballistic missile successfully passes the final tests.

    A Borey class strategic submarine is 170 meters (580 feet) long, has a hull diameter of 13 meters (42 feet), a crew of 107, including 55 officers, a maximum depth of 450 meters (about 1,500 feet) and a submerged speed of about 29 knots. It can carry up to 16 ballistic missiles with multiple warheads.

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    Russian Navy to receive 1st Graney class attack sub by end of 2012

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    MOSCOW, December 3 (RIA Novosti)

    The delivery of the first Graney class nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine to the Russian Navy has been postponed until the end of 2012 due to additional tests of its weapons systems, the Sevmash shipyard said.

    Construction of the Severodvinsk submarine began in 1993 at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk but has since been dogged by financial setbacks. It was floated out in June last year and has undergone two sets of sea trials.

    “The delivery of the [Severodvinsk submarine] to the Defense Ministry has been postponed until next year,” Sevmash General Director Andrei Dyachkov said on Friday in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti.

    Dyachkov said the testing of the submarine’s weaponry required at least six months of additional sea trials in 2012.

    “The submarine itself showed a good performance [during previous trials],” the official said. “It will be commissioned by the end of 2012.”

    Graney class nuclear submarines are designed to launch a variety of long-range cruise missiles (up to 3,100 miles or 5,000 km), with conventional or nuclear warheads, and effectively engage submarines, surface warships and land-based targets.

    The submarine's armament includes 24 cruise missiles and eight torpedo launchers, as well as mines and anti-ship missiles.

    Meanwhile, the construction of the second Graney class submarine, the Kazan, at the Sevmash is going according to schedule.

    The Kazan will feature more advanced equipment and weaponry than the Severodvinsk, and can be considered as a prototype of modernized Graney-M class submarines.

    Dyachkov said on Friday that Sevmash would start building a series of five advanced Graney-M class attack submarines in 2012 under a recent contract between the Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Defense Ministry

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    Any idea of the tech specifications?

    Or the tactical or strategic advantages?
     
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    Russia to refit Admiral Nakhimov nuclear cruiser after 2012

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    MOSCOW, December 3

    The overhaul of mothballed Admiral Nakhimov nuclear-powered cruiser will start after 2012 with the focus on refitting the ship with advanced weaponry and electronics, the Sevmash shipyard said.

    The Admiral Nakhimov (former Kalinin) Kirov class cruiser was commissioned in 1988 and mothballed in 1999. It has been docked at the Sevmash shipyard in the city of Severodvinsk in northern Russia, undergoing repairs since 2005.

    “During the talks with the Russian Defense Ministry, we have concluded that it would be senseless to continue the repairs without determining the final variant of the modernization, so the repair work has been suspended [until after 2012],” Sevmash General Director Andrei Dyachkov said on Friday in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti.

    Dyachkov said that the main changes during the overhaul will be applied to cruiser’s armaments as the SS-N-19 Shipwreck missiles – the ship’s current main weaponry – have become outdated.

    The SS-N-19s will be replaced with P-800 Yakhont (SS-N-26) anti-ship cruise missiles. The cruiser will also receive advanced air defense missile systems based on the land-based S-400 Triumf, and new point-defense systems.

    Russia built four Kirov class nuclear-powered cruisers in 1974-1998. One of them, the Pyotr Veliky, is still in active service as the flagship of the Northern Fleet.
    Several sources in the Russian military and defense industry earlier said that the Russian Defense Ministry was planning to refit the Admiral Nakhimov, Admiral Lazarev and Admiral Ushakov missile cruisers by 2020 in a major boost for the Russian Navy's combat strength.

    Dyachkov said on Friday the fate of the Admiral Ushakov, which has been docked at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk, has not been determined.

    The Kirov class main weapons in current configuration include 20 SS-N-19 Shipwreck missiles, designed to engage large surface targets, and air defense is provided by 12 SA-N-6 Grumble launchers with 96 missiles and two SA-N-4 Gecko with 40 missiles.

    After the refit, the Kirov class cruisers will most likely be deployed with Russia's Northern and Pacific fleets as part of large task forces set up to carry out a variety of combat missions - from "hunting" the adversary's aircraft carriers and submarines to massive land assaults.

    Russia to refit Admiral Nakhimov nuclear cruiser after 2012 | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
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    Russia to build hulls for 2 Mistral-class warships

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    ST. PETERSBURG, December 2 (RIA Novosti)

    Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Baltiisky Zavod shipyard signed a 2.5 billion ruble ($80 million) contract on Friday to build hulls for the third and fourth French Mistral-class warships for the Russian Navy.

    The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

    French shipbuilder DCNS said on Wednesday it had received advance payment from Moscow under a $1.2-billion contract and would start the construction of the first warship for the Russian Navy.

    Russian defense officials previously said Russia would account for 80% of labor inputs in building the third and fourth warships.

    The two countries signed a contract in June on two French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships including the transfer of sensitive technology.

    The first ship will be delivered in 2014 and the second in 2015.

    Construction of the second ship should start in several months and will proceed simultaneously with the first, but will depend on when the full payment for the first ship is made, a DCNS source said.

    A Mistral-class ship is capable of carrying 16 helicopters, four landing vessels, 70 armored vehicles, and 450 personnel.

    A number of Russia's neighbors have expressed concern over the deal, in particular Georgia and Lithuania.

    The Russian military has said it plans to use Mistral ships in its Northern and Pacific fleets.

    Many Russian military and industry experts have questioned the financial and military sense of the purchase, and some believe that Russia simply wants to gain access to advanced naval technology that could be used in the future in potential conflicts with NATO and its allies.

    Russia to build hulls for 2 Mistral-class warships | World | RIA Novosti
     
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    Borey-A class nuclear submarine will have 16 × RSM-56 Bulava SLBMs with 6-10 MIRVed warheads [Range 10,000 Km+] Also RPK-2 Viyuga cruise missiles
     
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    Russia to make own 'future soldier' gear in 3 years


    KLIMOVSK (Moscow Region), December 1 (RIA Novosti)


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    Russia may develop a domestic version of 'future soldier' gear in the next three years, a high-ranking defense industry official said on Thursday.

    “I think that an [Russian-made] infantry soldier system will appear in the next three years,” said Yury Borisov, first deputy chair of the Russian Military-Industrial
    Commission. “I believe that Russian arms makers are quite capable of creating ‘future soldier gear’ which can compete with any similar equipment in service with other armed forces around the world.”

    Borisov said the Russian version would have a “reasonable” weight and consist of at least 10 modules to make it adaptable to different combat situations.

    A typical infantry soldier system weighs less than 25 kilograms (55 lbs) and includes weapons, ammunition, combat clothing with body armor, a ballistic helmet, a portable computer and various communications equipment.

    The Russian Defense Ministry said in February it was holding talks with France on the purchase of Felin advanced 'future soldier' equipment for “testing purposes.”

    Some of the early 'future soldier' equipment was tested by the United States in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Various versions are being introduced as standard infantry soldier gear in NATO member states and some other countries.

    Russia to make own 'future soldier' gear in 3 years | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
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    Russian Air Force to get 60 air defense systems in 2012

    MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti)

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    The Russian Air Force is planning to acquire about 60 new and modernized air defense systems in 2012, Air Force spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Thursday.

    “The new acquisitions include S-400 long-range air defense missile systems, Nebo-U radars and Pantsir-S1 short range missile/gun systems,” Drik said.

    The Air Force will receive up to 10 Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers, about 10 Su-25SM Frogfoot attack fighters, and an unspecified number of Su-35S Flanker-E multirole fighters.

    The Su-35S is Russia’s advanced “Generation 4++” fighter.

    New acquisitions will also include over 20 attack helicopters, such as the Mi-28N Night Hunter and the Ka-52 Alligator, as well as “highly modernized” Mi-35 Hind helicopters.

    The Air Force will also receive about 30 Mi-8 transport and five Mi-26T heavy lift helicopters.

    Russian Air Force to get 60 air defense systems in 2012 | News | RIA Novosti
     
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    Looks Like Russia is planning to challenge U.S. again. :russia:
     
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    I thought they're challenging Georgia....:rofl:
     
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    If it still remember Soviet do NOT necessarily loose in military front... ...

    Seriously, with a defence budget barely 1/9 to USA, World Wide Military Expenditures , while double the size of landscape to protect and more bothering/un-subduing neighbors, Russia need to be much, much smarter in using its power to restore and reclaim its influence...
     

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