Russian Navy Thread

Discussion in 'The Russian Armed Forces' started by Drutten, May 17, 2013.

  1. Morgoth

    Morgoth Office Registrar (13th class)

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    It seems Russia is undertaking the correct approach regarding naval development, although the news is a bit old now, Russia laid down 3 Submarines on July 27th, 1 x Borei and 2 x Yasen. The rate of submarine construction is clearly accelerating and by 2020, a large proportion of Russia's submarine fleet should me modern in nature.
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    It doesn't cause much hype as big nuclear subs, but the first "modernized Kilo" (project 636.3) has been delivered to the Russian navy, the Novorossiisk, which will serve in the Black Sea Fleet. There are two more under construction. These are rather small, conventional-propelled subs, but are armed with Kalibr cruise missiles and will be a great reinforcement for the Russian navy in the area.
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    Economically, Russia's priority should be Fishery Protection Vessels for Petropavlosk and Vladivostock. At least half the fish and crab catch is pirated by fishermen from Russia (avoiding landing charges, taxes et al), both Koreas and Japan. After that protection vessels for oil installations. An aircraft carrier to defend faraway dictators should be a long way down the list.
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    Well, these are the functions of the Coast Guard (Береговая охрана), which is not part of the Armed Forces, but of the FSB. Anyway, the Coast Guard is also receiving new ships, like the relatively big project 22460 or the fast patrol boat 12150 Mangust.

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