The Northern fleet is mastering the latest nuclear submarines
The most formidable of the Russian fleets in composition and armament, for the past several years, a unified strategic command, the Northern fleet marks anniversary of founding. Now he is actively developing the newest nuclear submarine project "Borey" and "Ash-M" and waiting for the arrival of the updated "Varshavyanka".
The year of education of the Northern fleet is considered 1733-th, when was the Arkhangelsk seaport. The day of the Northern fleet is celebrated on 1 June.
As reported, the United shipbuilding Corporation, a few days before the feast of the fleet was finally transferred strategic nuclear submarine "Prince Vladimir". She became the first in the Russian Navy, which was built at the modernized project 955A ("Borey"). From the usual "Bareev", some in the Russian Navy three, it is the hull form, reduced acoustic and electromagnetic visibility, and better handling.
Initially, the submarine was planned to be transferred to the Navy in 2019, but due to technical problems the event was postponed. In the end, the act of transfer and acceptance was signed in Severodvinsk on may 28. The cruiser is equipped with a set of Intercontinental ballistic missiles "Bulava" and the modern mine and torpedo weapons. Under construction are four more "Boreas-A", the fifth under the title of "Prince Oleg" the Navy also expects to receive this year.
Also this year, the Northern fleet is waiting for the multipurpose nuclear submarine "Kazan" project 885M "Ash-M". She and "Prince Vladimir", is the first submarine in the series, which was built on an improved project. As reported on the "Sevmash", where are these subs changes compared with the project 885 touched the element base of radio electronic warfare complexes, and modernized equipment and materials that are supplied by Russian manufacturers.
The submarine of this project, as told earlier, Deputy defense Minister of the Russian Federation Alexey Krivoruchko, will be the first submarine, aboard which will pass the test of the new Russian hypersonic missiles "Zircon". It will fly at a speed of Mach 9 (at nine times the speed of sound) at a range of more than thousand kilometers. In the future, "Zircon" will get the submarines and surface ships. Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned the development of "Zircon" ground-based and Krivoruchko has declared about the possibility to increase his already impressive speed.
The ship, which began testing the "Zircon", was also included in the Northern fleet frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Gorshkov". Continued test launches on the ship, which two years ago joined the fleet, and planned this year.
While in the Northern fleet, only one frigate, but soon you should see the second – "Admiral Kasatonov", which is now in the final stage of state tests. The third ship "Admiral Golovko" was recently launched on "Northern shipyard" in St. Petersburg. On assurances of the shipbuilders, the Navy will get it in 2022. In addition to the universal launcher, which is now used for missiles "Caliber", and in the future will provide an opportunity to launch "the Zircons", the ships of project 22350 armed with 130-millimeter artillery installation A-192, anti-aircraft missile complex "Redoubt" and the ASW complex "Package-NK".
Another ship of the Northern fleet, which in the future will receive the "Zircon" will be the missile cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov", which is currently undergoing modernization at Sevmash in Severodvinsk. The repair was postponed several times, according to the latest data, the ship is ready for more than half, the launch is scheduled for 2021, and transfer to the fleet at the turn of the years 2022-2023.
Officially that ship equip's new hypersonic missile, it became known recently, this was stated by Deputy defense Minister Krivoruchko. However, previously the Chairman of the Russian national fleet support movement (MEDEF), Mikhail Nenashev in conversation with RIA Novosti expressed the opinion that "Admiral Nakhimov" will be a "ship of geopolitical importance", if it is armed "Zircons".
Their turn for upgrades and waiting for the same type of cruiser "Peter the Great", which is the flagship of the Northern fleet. These giants with a displacement of over 25 thousand tons is intended for destruction of aircraft carrier groups of the enemy. Even now, before the upgrade, the ship "has no equal as the number of types of weapons and the amount of" recognized in the Navy.
In the Northern fleet tested the latest Russian submarine drone "Poseidon." As told RIA Novosti source in the Russian defense-industrial complex, its practical launch on Board the nuclear submarine "Belgorod" is scheduled for fall 2020. We are currently testing individual components and assemblies of the UAV.
Submarine "Belgorod" was originally built by the project 949A "Antey" (similar to "Kursk"), as subsequently revised under the use of "of Poseidon". New boat launched in April 2019 on the "Sevmash". Staff carrier "of Poseidon", the submarine "Khabarovsk", built in the same place. As reported by RIA Novosti source in the defense industry, the descent "Khabarovsk" water is expected in the coming months. Characteristics of the submarine are not officially disclosed.
The hardest part is the modernization also belong to the Northern fleet aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov". The ship was on repair in 2017, after a campaign in Syria. On the night of October 30, the accident occurred during the descent of the ship on the water. Floating dock PD-50, which was the ship abruptly went under water, causing the aircraft carrier dropped a crane and damaged the part of his deck.
"Admiral Kuznetsov" is then transferred to the 35th shipyard in Murmansk, where it occurred another incident on Board fire. As told the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov, were held on Board the replacement of energy equipment, welding spark fell into the bilge space, and there were spilled fuel caught fire. Injured more than ten people, and two died.
Then said Rakhmanov, critical damage to the ship is not received, the damage amounted to 500 million rubles, not tens of billions, as reported by some Russian media. Nevertheless misfortune "Admiral Kuznetsov" was not over. USC had to terminate the contract with the company "Investment. Engineering. Construction" (JSC "I. I. S."), which built a new dry dock at the factory in Murmansk. The work was progressing very slowly, from what was written in the first phase of the contract, the contractor has performed only 10%.
Now the Corporation has found a new Builder for dry dock. If he will begin work in the coming months, the ship can be handed over to the Navy in time – in 2022.
Northern fleet receives and ships easier. As told by his commander Alexander Moiseyev, in 2021 is expected to arrive on a fleet of modern diesel-electric submarine of project 636.3 "Varshavyanka", with a crew for her form this year. Now part of Sunflora only "Varshavyanka" project 877 of the previous, built in the 80-ies and 90-ies.