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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Rakesh » 11 Dec 2018 09:54

Singha wrote:The big one is what they call Leader class cruiser
Kirov size

No signs of building the first but will replace the udaloy and slava classes as flagships of the fleet.

Thanks. Mother of Goodness Gracious! What a beauty she is! When is the IN getting her hands on one of these beauties?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lider-class_destroyer

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 12 Dec 2018 08:38

Russia Joins the 5th Gen Jet Engine Club


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby John » 12 Dec 2018 09:05

Rakesh wrote:John or someone identity these Russian beauties for me. The bigger vessel is bloody gorgeous!

As Singha had mentioned larger one is Lider class I believe development work on it has stopped due to financial constraints. This is 5th or so Russian next gen DDG attempt.

The smaller one is Steregushchiy corvette and this is the lead ship of the class. Russians have a newer design Gremyashchiy class which I believe has 1 completed.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Singha » 12 Dec 2018 21:25

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/20 ... sr-vpx.cnn

2 blackjacks and 2 support a/c have landed in venezuela and will exercise with their host AF over the caribbean sea.

I guess putin is sending a signal vs nearly constant nato needling in the black sea and baltic sea.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 16 Dec 2018 09:49

Russian LCS Project , Project 20386 Corvette

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Project 20386


The Project 20386 is fundamentally a new design concept for the Russian Navy: It features a balanced composition of weapons, integrated information management system, open architecture, new radar and robotic systems and a reduced crew complement. Similar to the U.S. Navy littoral combat ships (LCS), the project is based on the principle of modularity: Equipment aboard the ship depends on the mission. There is a completly modular mission bay under the helicopter platform.

The corvette also shares size and displacement comparable to the LCS of the U.S Navy.

Sensor suite includes the new multifunctional radar complex MF RFCs "Barrier" and sonar system "Minotaur ISPN-M" with towed array based on the CIM 335 EM-03. Main propulsion is a combined gas turbine unit with a partial electric drive composed of: two gas turbine engine M90FR by JSC Saturn with a capacity of 27,500 hp, two 2200 hp electric motor.

According to original plans, the Russian Navy was set to receive the lead ship in 2021 but this has alread been postponed by at least a year.The Russian Navy plans to procure at least 10 ships for now. As expected, the head of the order exceeds the value of 20 billion Rubles.

Basic tactical and technical characteristics:
Displacement - 3400 tons.
Length - 109 meters.
Width - 13 meters.
Speed - 30 knots.
Cruising range - 5000 miles.
Crew - 80 sailors.

Armament (planned):
1x1 - 100mm universal gun mount type A-190.
2x6 - 30mm AK-630M-type machine.
2x8 - SAM type "Redoubt" vertical launchers.
2x4 - launchers "Uranus" RCC for complex "Kalibr-NK".
2x4 - torpedo launchers complex protection "Packet-NK".

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Rakesh » 18 Dec 2018 04:14

Just look at this beauty. If she only was as good, as she looks....

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 18 Dec 2018 09:16

Borei Class SSBN 5 times quiter than Akula-2 and two times quiter than Virginia Class - Director of the Kurchatov Institute R&D Center Alexander Blagov

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http://tass.com/defense/1036400
MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. Russia’s Borei strategic missile submarines are doubly quiet than the US Virginia class, Director of the Kurchatov Institute R&D Center Alexander Blagov said at a roundtable discussion on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the country’s nuclear submarine fleet.

"Enormous work was done to lower the noise level of submarines and reduce physical fields. The noise level of the Borei strategic underwater missile-carrying cruiser is five times lower than that of the third-generation Shchuka-B multipurpose nuclear-powered sub and two times lower than the US Virginia class," Blagov said.

Project 955 and 955A (Borei and Borei-A) submarines have been developed by the Rubin Central Design Bureau of Marine Engineering. The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in northwest Russia continues building a series of eight such submarines.

The distinctions of Project 955 and Project 955A are unknown. However, according to open sources, the Borei-A sub features the modernized hull and new electronics compared to its predecessor. Also, Project 955A subs have better stealth capabilities.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Singha » 21 Dec 2018 19:45

Hi res cutaway of the Oscar2 Belgorod special mission submarine

https://i.redd.it/63dk47ikw2121.jpg

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Singha » 21 Dec 2018 19:48

Hi res cutaway of the Borei SSBN

http://www.hisutton.com/images/BOREI-II_3d.jpg

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Singha » 22 Dec 2018 08:32

https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2018/12/2 ... ed-tu-160/

TD work on tu160 mk2 has started in kazan plant

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 22 Dec 2018 11:38

Singha wrote:Hi res cutaway of the Oscar2 Belgorod special mission submarine

https://i.redd.it/63dk47ikw2121.jpg


The Posedian Nuclear torpedo is definately big but not that big as mentioned in that cutaway


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 22 Dec 2018 11:41

PHOTOS: First serially produced Gorshkov class Admiral of the Fleet of the Kasatons launched for sea trials

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3466654.html

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Philip » 23 Dec 2018 11:10

The 20386 corvette is a great design with the helo stored below deck and modular units for UUVs, etc. The superstructure is very neat and clean. This concept aft is something that our future designs can emulate.There is a new NGOPV under planning .

If I'm not mistaken the Lider DDGs are on the back burner with over a dozen of Kalibir equipped Buyan type corvettes as a priority to equip its various fleets.These little Kalibir corvettes had a v.dramatic impact globally, when from the distant Caspian Sea ,launched devastating precision attacks at ISIS targets in Syria.
Relatively inexpensive, a full salvo of 8 Kalibir SSMs could take out or cripple even a carrier.The IN equipped with at least a dozen similarly armed corvettes would be very welcome

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Neshant » 23 Dec 2018 11:56

Austin wrote:Borei Class SSBN 5 times quiter than Akula-2 and two times quiter than Virginia Class - Director of the Kurchatov Institute R&D Center Alexander Blagov


what if detection of submarines has gone beyond merely listening to acoustic signals.

i'd be surprised if US doesn't already have a satellite in space that detects distortion in the gravitational field of what's below, or scanning the heights of waves to see if something large underneath the surface is pushing up i.e. a sub moving through water.

surely submarine detection must be leaps and bounds beyond mere acoustic signal detection - no matter how sophisticated that has got.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 23 Dec 2018 13:05

Yes , there are Non-Acoustic , Space Based Detection and other means like UUAV under works by practically all countries.

Non-Acoustic was first adopted by Victor-3 and then further refined in Akula ..There are known instances where Passive sonar failed to detect targets but Non-Acoustic sensor of Victor-3 could do it but Passive sonar still remains the primary means of detection for submarine today like like Radar remains for aircraft.

Eventually all submarine have becomes so quite that there is a good chance they might just end up colliding with each other if they end up being at same place like that happened with HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant submarine colliding with each other.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Singha » 24 Dec 2018 10:17

venezuela and ruaf joint exercise over the caribbean sea

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 27 Dec 2018 15:42

Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft New Flying Tanker RF showed from inside

https://vk.com/videos-6384628?z=video-6 ... 6384628_-2

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Prithwiraj » 28 Dec 2018 04:36

Russia claims successful test firing of its hypersonic ICBM


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 29 Dec 2018 09:41

Ground Trials of LTA IL-112 starts


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 29 Dec 2018 09:42

First Prototype of Deeply Modernised Tu-22M3M Flies


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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 29 Dec 2018 09:43

Deeply modernized Tu-22M3M missile-carrier bomber completed the first flight

https://uacrussia.ru/ru/press-center/ne ... rvyy-polet

December 28, 2018 at the airport KAZ them. S.P. Gorbunov - branch of PJSC "Tupolev" took the first flight of a deeply modernized Tu-22M3M missile-carrier bomber. The plane was piloted by the crew under the direction of test pilot Zhukovskaya flight test and development base Oleg Petunin. The flight took place at an altitude of 1500 meters and lasted 37 minutes.

During the flight, the necessary checks were carried out on the updated systems and equipment installed as part of a deep modernization of the aircraft. According to the crew, the flight proceeded normally, the systems and equipment worked without comment.

As part of a deep modernization, a new complex of modern digital avionics equipment was installed on the Tu-22M3M on the domestic element base. In particular, the aircraft received new navigation, connected, sighting equipment, engine and fuel automation control, and electronic warfare equipment. Replacing 80% of the avionics made it possible to increase the accuracy of navigation and the level of automation of aircraft control, simplify its maintenance and pre-flight training. The onboard radio-electronic equipment Tu-22M3M is unified with similar systems Tu-160M. The result of this work was a significant expansion of the combat potential of the aviation complex.

The first prototype Tu-22M3M aircraft was created as part of a large-scale modernization program for strategic and long-range aviation systems, which PJSC Tupolev currently performs. The next stage of the program is a deep modernization of the first batch of Tu-22M3 combat aircraft based on the results of the state joint tests.

The Tu-22M3M is a long-range multi-mode bomber, a new modification of the Tu-22M3 with enhanced combat potential. In total, about 500 Tu-22M aircraft of various modifications were built at the Kazan Aviation Plant.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Manish_P » 30 Dec 2018 12:11

Public release cut-out of the Nuclear Powered Torpedo

Any translators here?

From Twitter @JivTurky

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby PratikDas » 30 Dec 2018 12:31

Manish_P wrote:Public release cut-out of the Nuclear Powered Torpedo

Any translators here?


This is a start:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a22537135/russias-nuclear-tsunami-apocalypse-torpedo-is-named-poseidon/

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Ashokk » 30 Dec 2018 14:08

Manish_P wrote:Public release cut-out of the Nuclear Powered Torpedo

Any translators here?

From Twitter @JivTurky

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Oceanic multipurpose system "Status-6"

"The possible spheres of use of such complexes are varied - work as torpedoes against surface ships, carry a mixed rocket & torpedo load, planting of mines (including concealed), hunting for the enemy's nuclear submarines"

Among publicly disclosed "multipurpose applications" is the use of warheads up to 100 MT possibly including the "cobalt bomb"

Underwater carriers of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)

- Nuclear submarine Belgorod - 6 AUV, displacement 14700 T
- Nuclear submarine Khabarovsk - 6 AUV, displacement 10000 T

Management & communication link over VLF

Supply & exploitation facilities
- Experimental submarine "Sarov"
- Exploitation & rescue tug "Zvezdochka"

Build prototype by 2019
Carry out acceptance tests - 2019-2020

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 31 Dec 2018 14:14

Posedian and Avangrad are suppose to carry 2MT nuclear warhead quoting Tass official sources not sure how they come up 50 MT warhead

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 01 Jan 2019 14:15

I did a quick write up on Hypersonic Glide Vehicle and Avangard Program , Feedback welcome , Thanks.

Hypersonic Glide Vehical

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby brar_w » 01 Jan 2019 21:11

Austin wrote:I did a quick write up on Hypersonic Glide Vehicle and Avangard Program , Feedback welcome , Thanks.

Hypersonic Glide Vehical


Austin, good summary but there are certain omissions here. While you mention DARPA HTV which was primarily meant for Science and Technology, you omit the AHW derived HGV which is a full up system and has been tested on multiple occasions and performed a successful full up end to end test last October. The AHW derived HGV is in fact now a common HGV that will be going into Medium Ranged and Intermediate Ranged Boost Glide Weapons being developed by all three US military services. Finally, on the AMB vs HGV side you point that HGV is primarily an ICBM capacity but that is also not the case as this is purely an operational decision. The US services are not interested in a ICBM ranged capability, they are focused on IRBM and MRBM class primarily for use by subs, destroyers and bombers. Based on US intel on the Chinese HGV tests and the ranges they mention it also seems that their interest is in more tactical systems at IRBM or sub IRBM ranges.

US Navy tested its HGV last year as on an Intermediate Ranged weapon as their requirement is to put out tactical Intermediate ranged capability for Submarine and surface launch and the congressional mandate asks them to do this by late 2020-September 2021. The successful FE-1 which occurred last October (and successfully struck its intended target) was at a 3500 km range which appears to be the design range for the Intermediate Range HGV that the US Navy is fielding into service. The USAF is using the same HGV and will mount it on an Air-Launched weapon in the medium sub 2000 km range class weapon, and the US Army is also likely to look at similar range. In fact, prior to the current Avangard and Yu-71 the Flight Experiment 1 from October last year was considered the longest ranged end to end HGV test ( booster, guidance towards a target and an operationally relevant design of HGV).

On top of this the 2nd generation HGV is currently being worked on by DARPA under its Tactical Boost Glide program and it will likely form the basis of the next gen. common HGV sometime in the mid to late 2020's once it has been put through its paces. The 2nd gen HGV is expected to be flight tested by September, 2019 and follow on test demonstrations (beyond the first few) would be done by individual services starting with the USAF under its ARRW program.
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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 01 Jan 2019 21:29

Thanks Brar on updates on US HGV program , I will update the content. I didnt do much research on other nations programs and infact was a quick write.

The mention of ICBM capability was more in context of Avangard but I did mention HGV would eventually end up with IRBM and MRBM class of BM , I proof read it to make sure its conveyed accordingly. THis is a work in progress write up so I will keep updating as I read up and update myself on other nation program

More keen to know what DRDO is doing wrt to HGV considering we have technology for BGRV with Agni-5 program

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby brar_w » 01 Jan 2019 22:56

No problem. I'll put together a post in the US thread on the current and previous US programs and will try to gather data on the Chinese programs given they probably have conducted the most number of tests over the last decade..

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 01 Jan 2019 23:43

Sounds Good , Thanks

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Prem » 02 Jan 2019 05:28

Good dancing by RC Mig29 OVTs

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby abhik » 02 Jan 2019 10:46

^^^
99.9% sure it is CGI.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Deans » 02 Jan 2019 11:55

Does Russia have an Air launched decoy missile in service (Similar to the MALD that Raytheon has developed) ? I would appreciate any links for info. I can read basic Russian.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 02 Jan 2019 12:28

No they dont

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Pratyush » 02 Jan 2019 16:26

Prem wrote:Good dancing by RC Mig29 OVTs


This popped up on my you tube feed and looking at the angle of attack I thought it was a click bait and did not bother to click the link.

Didn't realise that it will be posted on BRF.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 05 Jan 2019 17:25

Video: First Flight of New IL-78M-90A Air Tanker with 52 T fuel

https://twitter.com/RSS_40/status/1078410906382598145

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Philip » 06 Jan 2019 18:59

Mention of the mysterious Sarov class sub.Some earlier reporys mentioned a hybrid power plant.So are we going tp see it in 2019?

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Austin » 08 Jan 2019 10:16

Started flight tests of the flying laboratory Tu-214LMK , Test Platform for new Tu-160M2 and PAK-DA program for avionics and radar testing.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Rakesh » 13 Jan 2019 01:44

Improved Longer-Range Kalibr Cruise Missile is Under Development in Russia
https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2019/01/0 ... in-russia/

According to a unnamed source in the military-industrial complex, cited yesterday (8th January) by TASS, a new long-range nuclear cruise missile – the Kalibr-M is currently under development in Russia for the Russian Navy. The state-run news agency reports that new Kalibr-M cruise missile has a a maximum firing range of over 4,500 km – about 2,800 miles. The development of the Kalibr-M, which is financed by Russia’s Defence Ministry under the state armament program until 2027, currently, is at the stage of scientific research, with the new missile planned to be delivered to the fleet before the end of the program. The new Russian weapon is reportedly a ship-launched cruise missile able to deliver a precision strike with a conventional or nuclear warhead as far as 4,500 km away which is about three times of the range of the US’s Block III TLAM-C Tomahawk cruise missiles.

The Kalibr-M will be carried by large surface ships and nuclear submarines. The cited source states that the new cruise missile will differ from the existing Kalibr missiles that are in service, in means of its longer range and dimensions. It is reported that the maximum firing range of the 3M-14 cruise missile is around 2,000 km. “It will be much larger, the weight of its warhead will approach 1 tonne,” he noted. According to the source, large surface ships will be equipped with it, starting with frigates, as well as nuclear submarines. “Kalibr-M is designed to destroy land facilities and will be able to carry both conventional and nuclear warhead,” the source adds. The Russian state media says that the information provided by the source is not officially confirmed by the Russian Defence Ministry.

Serious concerns over the firing range of the existing Kalibr missiles were expressed by senior U.S. officials. In October last year, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Adm. James Foggo III told journalists at the Pentagon that “Russia is not 10 feet tall, but they do have capabilities that keep me vigilant, concerned. They’re firing the Kalibr missile, very capable missile. It has a range which, if launched from any of the seas around Europe…could range any one of the capitals of Europe. That is a concern to me, and it’s a concern to my NATO partners and friends.” A recent report from the Washington Free Beacon states that Russia is planning to deploy these long-range precision-strike cruise missiles on warships and submarines for Atlantic Ocean patrols.

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Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Postby Philip » 13 Jan 2019 20:01

This explains why the latest Ru subs and warships are to receive Kalibir missiles in place of other deadly ones in service.These longer ranged Kalibirs would revolutionise naval warfare particularly if their real-time targeting through sats, etc. has vastly improved.The Syrian conflict saw Kalibirs stunningly fired from the Caspian Sea from small corvettes.When loaded in large numbers on capital ships and SSGNs they would be decisive in many future naval battles.


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