Contents tagged with Russian Navy

  • Media: Russia to develop a ground-based version of Kalibr-M cruise missile

    In response to the USA’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Russia plans to develop a ground-based version of its Kalibr-M cruise missile which is now being produced for the Russian Navy, TASS reported, citing a source in the Russian missile industry. The cruise missile will have an effective range of 4,500 kilometers.

    The ship-based Kalibr-M cruise missile is currently in the scientific research stage of its development. It is included in the state armament …

  • Russia claims it started equipping warships with blinding and hallucination-inducing systems

    The Russian state-owned company Ruselectronics has equipped Russian naval ships with optical systems that can blind enemies and even cause hallucinations, a source in the company told RIA Novosti.

    The new “Filin” stations, developed by one of the company’s factories, have been installed on the frigates Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatanov. Each ship has been equipped with two such systems. There are also plans to mount the stations on two project 22350 frigates.

    The stations are designed to …

  • Military expert: Russian Kalibr and Oniks missiles will not help in fight against NATO ships

    Russia’s Navy has its hopes set on anti-ship missiles, but these hopes are baseless, says military expert Maxim Klimov in an article titled “Submarines to the slaughter” on the Military-Industrial Courier (VPK) website.

    The specialist believes that, when it comes to implementing modern sonar concepts, the Russian fleet lags critically far behind western forces. As examples of this, he mentions the project 20380 corvette and the project 22350 frigate, which lack multi-position radar.

    “Taking …

  • Latvia detects Russian warship near its coast

    A Russian warship was detected not far from the coast of Latvia, in the exclusive economic zone, reported the press service of the National Armed Forces of Latvia on Twitter. The incident occurred on Saturday, October 6th.

    “On October 6th, in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia, at a distance of 14 nautical miles from the state border, the Russian Steregushchiy class ship was detected,” reported the Latvian military.

    This is not the first such occurrence. In September of last year, in the …

  • Russia to conduct extensive naval maneuvers in Mediterranean

    Russia has been expanding its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean ahead of Syrian government forces’ expected offensive on the final rebel and jihadist stronghold in Syria, the Idlib Governorate. From 1 to 8 September, the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean will carry out drills involving 25 ships and around 30 Aerospace Forces aircraft, the Russian Defense Ministry announced.

    The exercise will focus on a range of tasks relating to anti-air and anti-submarine defense, as well as …

  • Russia plans to build a replacement for the Mistral warship

    Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation will construct an expeditionary ship for the Russian Navy, RIA Novosti reports, citing company president Alexei Rakhmanov.

    "We will build an expeditionary ship, which combines the functions of a helicopter carrier and an assault ship within today’s state rearmament program. It can also contain a mobile hospital. It’s going to be a universal ship," said Rakhmanov at the Army 2018 forum.

    In 2011, Russia agreed with France on the construction of two …

  • Russian warships enter the Mediterranean Sea

    Two Northern Fleet ships, the large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk and missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov entered the  waters of the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic after undergoing repairs, Interfax reports citing the press-service of the Northern Fleet.

    The crew of the Marshal Ustinov performed air defense drills and checked the readiness of its weapons and technical systems. The Severomorsk crew practiced fighting surface vessels. The press service noted that the ships crossed the Strait …

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev visits annexed Crimea to attend the military parade

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Sevastopol on July 29 where a military parade in honor of the Russian Federation’s Navy Day took place. According to Russian information agencies, Medvedev arrived the night before and took part in a concert dedicated to the 1,030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus.

    On Sunday, the Commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseev conducted an inspection of warships which were taking part in the parade. …

  • Norway responds to a large-scale campaign of Russia's Northern Fleet

    Major Brynjar Stordal, the press-spokesman of Norway’s Military Joint Headquarters, stated that Norway was not informed of the largest over the past decade campaign of warships of the Russian Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea , the Barents Observer news outlet reports.

    “From time to time, in the north, Russian troops demonstrated a relatively high level of activity in various areas [of the Barents Sea],” Stordal stated. “They have a right to do it both in their territory and in the …

  • Russia may send more warships to Mediterranean

    The Russian Navy will maintain an effective and balanced size of the fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, Naval Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Korolev said after the ceremony in which a replica of the ship Poltava was launched into the water in St. Petersburg.

    “The Navy will support a size of the flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea which will be effective and balanced, so that this group will maintain self-sufficiency, that is, it can successfully and effectively collaborate with aircraft, carry out …