Putin spoke about plans to strengthen the Navy hypersonic weapons
The Russian Navy will reinforce a hypersonic weapon, which has no analogues in the world, said President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the main naval parade in St. Petersburg.
The head of state noted that military ships under flag of St. Andrew, the entire personnel of the Navy adequately perform the most complex tasks.
"In such immaculate service, the service of our people, our homeland the sea reflects the unique soul of each sailor and officer. We are proud of them. Are proud of the outstanding feats of the great victories of our compatriots," he said.
The level of equipment fleet is constantly growing, said the head of state.
"In the modern naval fleet — ships, equipped with precision weapons, strategic submarines and attack submarines, advanced aircraft, and other aircraft, unique samples of weapons and special equipment," he listed Putin.
According to him, this year the Navy will take 40 ships of different classes.
He also expressed confidence that the heirs of the sailors, winners never fail Home and will be faithful to the precepts of the great Russian Admiral Pavel Nakhimov: "Think primarily about the glory of Russia and home of the fleet".
In the main naval parade was attended by 46 ships, boats and vessels.
The front line on the Neva river, Palace bridge, led the first Russian battleship of the eighteenth century "Poltava", recreated the historic dockyard. Viewers also got to see frigate "Admiral Kasatonov" and a large anti-submarine ship "Vice-Admiral Kulakov", large landing ships "Minsk", "Peter Morgunov", "Queens" and the Corvette "Resistant" and other ships.
In aerial parts involved more than 40 aircraft and helicopters: istrebitel su-33, su-27 and MiG-29, anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 and Il-38, amphibious aircraft be-200 and be-12, Mi-8, Ka-31P, Ka-29 and Ka-27M, and much more.
Besides St. Petersburg, the parade on the Day of the Navy took place in Severomorsk, Baltiysk, Sevastopol, Vladivostok and Kaspiysk.
Today, the defense Ministry announced the test, conducting the Navy and defence industry.
So, now tested the first nuclear submarine — the carrier of "Poseidon".
"The crew continued the practical development of new weapons on regular media," — said the defense Ministry.
The submarine "Belgorod", which was an experimental carrier system "Poseidon", launched in the spring of 2019. It belongs to the project 949A "Antey" (similar to "Kursk"), which is specifically for the system "Poseidon" was reworked into the project 09852. It was reported that testing of submarines and drones will take at least two years.
For the first time about Russia developing unmanned underwater vehicles that can move at very great depths and at high speeds, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2018 the message to the Federal Assembly. According to him, these drones can carry both conventional and nuclear munitions that will allow them to hit aircraft carrier groups, coastal fortifications and infrastructure.
The first regular carrier of "Poseidon" will be the nuclear submarine project 098531 "Khabarovsk". According to RIA Novosti source in the defense industry, it is planned to launch in the coming months. Tactical and technical characteristics of the submarine are not officially disclosed, however, according to open sources, her displacement is about ten thousand tons, speed of 30-32 knots, the diving depth of 500 metres, autonomy — up to 120 days, the crew — at least a hundred people.
In addition, of the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" was launched hypersonic cruise missile "Zircon".
"Test launches have confirmed the unique performance characteristics of the missile range and accuracy, as well as hypersonic speed of its flight," — said in the defense Ministry.
The first tests of the "Zircon" began last December. In may it was reported that during this year, the complex will experience from surface ships of project 22350 and multipurpose nuclear submarines of project 885M. As was stated by the Deputy Minister of defence Alexey Krivoruchko, to accept the missile into service is planned in 2021 or 2022.
Hypersonic missile "Zircon" will have a speed of Mach 9 (at nine times the speed of sound) and range over thousands of kilometers. As stated in the defense Ministry, it is designed for nuclear submarines of project 885, 885M, 949АМ, surface ships of project 22350, 23560, as well as modernization of the cruiser of the project 1144.2 "Admiral Nakhimov". In addition, President Vladimir Putin mentioned the development of "Zircon" land-based.