The Russian Navy will celebrate the 324-th anniversary
The Russian Navy will celebrate on July 26, 324-th anniversary of its founding, the sailors looking forward to this year replenishment ship of the 37 units and has already laid six new ships of the far sea zone.
As stated by Deputy defense Minister of the Russian Federation Alexey Krivoruchko, in 2020 the Navy will receive 22 warships and 15 support vessels. Only until 2023, the fleet will have 60 combat ships and 50 support ships. This week was raised flag of St. Andrew on the first serial frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Kasatonov". In June, the battle fleet was adopted by the first serial underwater nuclear submarine project 955A "Prince Vladimir".
According to the defense Ministry at all fleets of Russia on Sunday will be the parade, though with some restrictions due to epidemiological measures. So, the parade of the Pacific fleet in Vladivostok will be held in the Golden horn Bay, because they refused from the military-sports festival with a demonstration of military capabilities.
On the main naval parade in St. Petersburg will traditionally arrive Supreme commander, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The head of state on 20 July, visited Kerch, where he took part in the creation of two amphibious assault ships of the project 23900 the plant "Zaliv". Ships docks (similar to the French helicopter carrier "Mistral") will be the first ships of this class built in Russia. Putin did not rule out that the results of tests and operation of the first two ships of the series can be continued.
On the same day laid a few ships far sea zone. At the St. Petersburg "Severnaya Verf" took place the Foundation of the seventh and eighth frigates of project 22350, which got the names "Admiral Yumashev" and "Admiral Spiridonov". As noted by the Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov, two new ships will be built at the modernized project 22350М and get 24 universal launchers for missiles, not 16 as on the first six ships.
Currently in the Russian Navy, only two of the newest frigate head "Admiral Gorshkov", which began in 2006, and the first production of the "Admiral Kasatonov", was built in 2009 and was accepted into the fleet after the completion of all tests quite recently, on 21 July 2020. The third ship "Admiral Golovko" was launched in may. Three ships of the "ordinary" project 22350 "Admiral Isakov", "Admiral amelko" and "Admiral Chichagov" are in various stages of construction.
In parallel with the UDC tab and frigates began the construction of two multipurpose nuclear submarines of the carrier hypersonic weapons "Yasen-M" (885M) at Sevmash in Severodvinsk.
The first "Ash", named "Severodvinsk", is in the Northern fleet in 2014. All further ships decided to build on improved project, and in the name of the added "M". The first such submarine "Kazan" the Navy needs to get in December 2020. The rest of the ships "Novosibirsk", "Krasnoyarsk", "Arkhangelsk", "Perm" and "Ulyanovsk" are under construction. Two established in the early weeks of the submarine "Voronezh" and "Vladivostok" will join the fleet at the turn of the years 2026-2027.
As noted in a conversation with RIA Novosti commander of the Northern fleet (1999-2001) Admiral Vyacheslav Popov, the construction of six large ships suggests that in Russia finally adopted a shipbuilding program, which regularly occurs, and soon the fleet will be balanced.
In addition to multipurpose nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy is actively building and strategic. At the end of June in the battle was composed of the head cruiser project 955A ("Borey-A"), "Prince Vladimir". Now he had arrived at the base of submarine forces of the Northern fleet, and will attend naval parade in Severomorsk. The first production of this ship "Prince Oleg" launched in July and will be handed over to the Navy in December 2020.
Three ships - "Generalissimo Suvorov", "Emperor Alexander III", "Prince Pozharsky" - are being built on Sevmash. In addition, the composition of the fleet are already predecessors "Bareev-A" nuclear submarine cruiser "Yury Dolgoruky", "Alexander Nevsky" and "Vladimir Monomakh", built on the project "Borey". New submarines differ from their less noise, more sophisticated systems maneuvering and retain the depth as well as control arms.
Prepared to replenish the fleet and two special nuclear submarines – "Belgorod" and "Khabarovsk". The first will test the newest underwater drone carrier "Poseidon", and the second regular. 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"), but later redesigned for 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. Characteristics of the submarine are not officially disclosed.
Over the past few years the primary attack tool of the Russian fleet became cruise missiles "Caliber". However, the weapons systems in Russia are evolving, and soon, the Navy might get a few ships-carriers even more formidable weapon – a hypersonic cruise missile "Zircon".
Universal setup, which in the long term will allow to apply the new missile, was the ship "Marshal Shaposhnikov" Pacific fleet. It is now undergoing sea trials in the sea of Japan. Originally built by the project 1155 large anti-submarine ship after equipping attack missile weapons decided to reclassify a frigate.
The opportunity to apply the "Zircons" and get the nuclear submarine "Irkutsk", modernized today, the facilities of the far Eastern plant "Zvezda" in Bolshoi Kamen. Submarine project 949A (Antey) will be brought to the level 949АМ and delivered to the Navy in 2022.
Nuclear missile cruiser "Admiral Nakhimov" project 1144.2, which is currently undergoing modernization at Sevmash will also be able to apply the "Zircons". It is not excluded that after similar upgrades will take place and the same type of cruiser "Peter the Great", which is the flagship of the Northern fleet.
Krivoruchko said earlier that the first submarine, aboard which will hold the tests of hypersonic missiles, will be the "Kazan". In addition, on the day of laying of the submarine "Voronezh" and "Vladivostok" it is also said that they will be equipped with a hypersonic weapon.
As Putin put it, hypersonic sea rocket "Zircon" will have a speed of 9 Mach (speed of sound) and range over thousands of kilometers. Krivoruchko, in turn, talked about the possibility in the future to raise the flight speed of Mach 10 and higher. The missile itself will be put into service in the next couple of years. Now testing the new complex are held on the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov".
Despite all the problems, the industry promises to deliver on time and on the repair and modernization of 2017 the only Russian aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov". In October 2018, the descent ship on the water the accident occurred. 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.