Russia's Aircraft Carrier Killer Varyag & Battle Cruiser Pyotr Veliky

Discussion in 'Naval Warfare' started by rugved, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. rugved

    rugved Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    Bengaluru
    The flagship of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, Varyag, and the country’s most powerful nuclear-powered battleship, Pyotr Veliky, entered the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday.

    The crew of 'aircraft carrier killer' Varyag will carry out a number of tasks, some of which will be performed together with the joint group of Russian Navy ships and vessels stationed in the region, Roman Martov, press secretary for Russia’s Pacific Fleet, told Interfax news agency.



    Varyag is to assume the command of Russia’s Pacific Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, replacing missile cruiser Moskva, said Interfax’s military diplomatic source. He added that there are detachments of marine units employed on ships and vessels of the Pacific Fleet, while its air force wing boasts several Ka-27 helicopters that can conduct rescue and anti-piracy operations and kill submarines.

    Apart from Varyag, there are currently several Russian cruisers in the Mediterranean Sea - including missile destroyer ‘Smetlivy’ and landing craft carriers ‘Aleksandr Shabalin,’ ‘Novocherkassk,’ and ‘Minsk.’

    Russia’s most powerful battleship and the flagship of the Northern Fleet, Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great), passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and anchored in the Alboran Sea on November 2.

    The warship that left the Northern Fleet's main base in Severomorsk on October 22 managed to cross the northeastern Atlantic despite stormy weather conditions. The crew successfully conducted dozens of exercises, including air defense and anti-submarine training. The cruiser logged over 3,200 nautical miles during the trip.

    Viktor Chirkov, admiral of the fleet, said in September that the Russia Navy is set to build its presence in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly in the area close to Syrian shores. It intends to increase its number of battleships in the area by up to ten.

    Russia began its military build-up in the region in December 2012, establishing a constant presence in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Varyag belongs to Slava-class cruisers (according to NATO classification). Completed in 1989 and operating in the Russian Pacific Ocean Fleet since 1990, it has: 16x P-1000 Vulkan anti-ship missiles, 2x RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars, 8x8 S-300PMU Favorit (SA-N-6 Grumble) long-range surface-to-air missiles, 1x twin AK-130 130mm, 6x AK-630, 2x OSA-MA (SA-N-4 Gecko) SR SAM installations, 8x SA-N-6 Grumble.

    Armor: Splinter plating.

    Aircraft carried: 1 Ka-25 or Ka-27 helicopter
    [HR][/HR]
    Source: Russia's 'aircraft carrier killer' Varyag and battle cruiser Pyotr Veliky arrive in Mediterranean
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2015
  2.  
  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,529
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Re: Russia's 'Aircraft Carrier Killer' Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr

    And what will John Kerry have to say about that?
     
  4. Austin

    Austin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    354
    Re: Russia's 'Aircraft Carrier Killer' Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr

    Russian Navy been in Mediterranean for a long time , they have a small basing facility as Tartus , Not sure why would John Kerry or any one say any thing about it.
     
  5. jmj_overlord

    jmj_overlord Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Cochin
    Re: Russia's 'Aircraft Carrier Killer' Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr

    situations in the west asia like in syria prompted them to come back as an international power.........that is good. This situation has prompted US to back down. Anyway the russian ships in the region is increasing. Wonder how US will react about it in future ?
     
    rugved and sesha_maruthi27 like this.
  6. ninja85

    ninja85 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    342
    Location:
    MS
    Re: Russia's 'Aircraft Carrier Killer' Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr

    much of the system looks analog, no digitization why is that because is americans are developing EMP or somthing.
     
  7. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5,657
    Likes Received:
    3,032
    Location:
    Inside a Cage
    Re: Russia's 'Aircraft Carrier Killer' Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr

    Pytor Veliky ..seems Like Mammoth enters Mediterranean

    as @ninja85 Said May be the US can ..If US do it what's the next Ball from Russia was the Nuke Subs
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2015
  8. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,529
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Re: Russia's 'Aircraft Carrier Killer' Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr

    RN is upping the ante I thought Kerry made everything cool with Putin, is my point.
     
  9. AVERAGE INDIAN

    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,762
    Likes Received:
    2,718
    Location:
    Detroit MI
    Re: Russia's Aircraft Carrier Killer Varyag & Battle Cruiser Pyotr Vel

    NOV 1 2013

    [​IMG]
     
    W.G.Ewald, SajeevJino and TrueSpirit like this.
  10. rugved

    rugved Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    Bengaluru
    Re: Russia's 'Aircraft Carrier Killer' Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr

    Does the IN also have such kind of equipment? :eek:
     
  11. ninja85

    ninja85 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    342
    Location:
    MS
    Re: Russia's 'Aircraft Carrier Killer' Varyag and Battle Cruiser Pyotr

    i guess on the old frigates, but i think that on the new advanced stealth ships like kolkata class there is complete digitization.

    india only buying ship weapons from russia but the other ship navigation systems,fire-control systems,etc...etc... are french or american or israeli.
     
  12. ninja85

    ninja85 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    342
    Location:
    MS
    Re: Russia's Aircraft Carrier Killer Varyag & Battle Cruiser Pyotr Vel

    alright!!!!! Yeah baby!!!!!!

    O look at the germans all the way ahead of americans on the front.
     

Share This Page