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New Russian T-14 Armata tank grinds to a halt on Red Square

The Russians will be happy it was only a dress rehearsal - yet it was still in front of huge crowds, how embarrassing. :oops:

However, the announcer of the parade said it was a ‘planned’ event.

“We wanted to show how an evacuation of a tank would take place. It was planned that the tank would stop,”


Ya, sure it was... :roll:
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Russia Developing Shtorm Supercarrier

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Russia's Krylovsky State Research Center (KRSC) has developed a new multipurpose heavy aircraft carrier design called Project 23000E or Shtorm (Storm).

A scale model of the ship is going to be demonstrated for the first time at the International Maritime Defence Show 2015 in St Petersburg from 1-5 July, Valery Polyakov, the deputy director of KSC, told IHS Jane's .

"The Project 23000E multipurpose aircraft carrier is designed to conduct operations in remote and oceanic areas, engage land-based and sea-borne enemy targets, ensure the operational stability of naval forces, protect landing troops, and provide the anti-aircraft defence," Polyakov said.

The design has a displacement of 90-100,000 tons, is 330 m in length, 40 m wide, and has a draft of 11 m. It has a top speed of 30 kt, cruising speed of 20 kt, a 120-day endurance, a crew of 4-5,000, and designed to withstand sea state 6-7. Currently it has been designed with a conventional power plant, although this could be replaced by a nuclear one, according to potential customers' requirements.

The ship carries a powerful air group of 80-90 deck-based aircraft for various combat missions. The model features a split air wing comprising navalised T-50 PAKFAs and MiG-29Ks, as well as jet-powered naval early warning aircraft, and Ka-27 naval helicopters.

The carrier's flight deck is of a dual design, features an angled flight deck, and four launching positions: two via ski-jump ramps and two via electromagnetic catapults. One set of arrestor gear is included in the design. The design also features two islands; a feature only previously seen on the latest UK design.

Protection against air threats will be provided by four anti-aircraft missile system combat modules. An anti-torpedo armament suite is available.
Read More: http://www.janes.com/article/51452/russ ... percarrier

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A two island carrier with a ski-jump. Ingenious! What will the Russians think of next?! 8-)

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Russian economist: The Kremlin's 'military spending binge' is completely unsustainable
Russia's military spending is getting out of control.

The Kremlin has been in the middle of an intense military build up over the last few months against the backdrop of a deteriorating economy.

Even with the Kremlin's revised budget plan in April (which assumes an average exchange rate of 61.5 rubles to the dollar), Russia is spending more on its military than it can afford to, according to Russian economist and former rector of the New Economic School in Moscow Sergei Guriev.

Guriev points out that recently published budget data for the first three months of 2015 shows that although non-defense spending was at 16.5% of the quarterly GDP as planned, military expenditure was more than double the budgeted amount at over 9% of the quarterly GDP.

"In other words, Russia has already spent more than half of its total military budget for 2015. At this rate, its reserve fund will be emptied before the end of the year," Guriev writes.

Money for Russia's budget is coming out of the Kremlin's rainy day reserve fund, which is technically designed to soften the blow of economic setbacks.

The on-going Western sanctions prevent Russia from borrowing on the global markets, so Moscow has had to tap into this fund to finance its deficit, which has increased to 3.7% from 0.5% of GDP following lower oil prices and the economic contraction, according to Guriev.

In the best case scenario, according to Guriev, "Russia can maintain a 3.7% deficit for less than two years before it either has to withdraw from Ukraine to gain relief from Western sanctions, or undertake a major — and for Putin, politically dangerous — fiscal adjustment."
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The Finance Minister said the same... but then again, he had to go. Whereas here we have an independent saying the truth... whether any of it will be reported in Russian media is another matter.
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Russia no longer wants the French-built Mistral helicopter carriers! http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/41a2d91a-03ca ... z3bLloiIMx

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SKB wrote:Russia no longer wants the French-built Mistral helicopter carriers! http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/41a2d91a-03ca ... z3bLloiIMx
They have now unveiled a local design:

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The Armchair Soldier wrote:They have now unveiled a local design
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More on that here: http://sputniknews.com/military/2015061 ... 61835.html

It is Even Bigger: Russia's New Helicopter Carrier to Replace Mistrals
“The Russian Krylov State Research Center has developed an alternative to the Mistral project of a helicopter carrier, called the Lavina, with a water displacement of 24,000 tons, which is even larger than the French-made ship [of 21,000 tons],” the official said at the Army-2015 military expo outside Moscow.
According to the official, the new warship is a semi-trimaran with capabilities to sail 5,000 miles at 18 knots without service calls and a maximum speed of 22 knots. The vessel will carry 320 crewmembers and can take on an additional 500 troops or 50 armored vehicles.

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Krylov has been rolling out a bunch of concepts lately, but so far they mostly seem to be something between "design exercise" and "BS we're showing off to seem more impressive" rather than actual programs.

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A nice idea is the electro magnetic catapaults for the carrier perhaps they can give assistance elsewhere for those still coming to grips with this technology , just kidding

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While EU leaders met last week to discuss further sanctions on Russia over Ukraine and the Spanish government confirmed the permanent basing of 3,000 USMC troops at Morón Air Base, with 4 US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers stationed at Rota, while the Spanish Air Force contributes to the NATO air policing mission in the Baltic, in the Spanish port city of Ceuta in North Africa, they were preparing for the arrival of two Russian Navy ships. Making this around the 10th visit by the Russian Navy this year.

Landing ship Alexandr Shabalin and fleet tanker Ivan Bubnov were expected at Ceuta this weekend until tomorrow. I haven't come across any photos yet, but if I do I shall post them here. Usually not many photos surface of these events for understandable reasons. Last year, some surfaced only when a Russian destroyer collided with a breakwater on entry to Ceuta harbour.

"Allies"

These are the same "allies" who do not allow any NATO warship to visit a Spanish port if that ship is en route or returning from Gibraltar and does not allow NATO aircraft to fly over its airspace if the aircraft is travelling to or from Gibraltar. Which must add to the cost of RAF flights, unnecessarily.

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There we see the "Osprey effect": MEUs can self-deploy, from a land base without a ship to take them closer.
... and much quicker, though appreciably lighter
Those three thousand Marines must be the action (embassy protection) force for Africa? Another such land-based unit will be stationed in Asia.
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Russian Navy to Get 18 New Project 22800 Corvettes to Supplement Buyan-M Corvettes
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Russia’s first new class corvette of Project 22800 for the naval forces will be laid down by the end of the current year, and the Navy will get a total of 18 such ships, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov said on Wednesday. "To keep the pace of ship construction, we’ll replace, for example, [Project] 11356 by building a new series of vessels - small missile ships, corvettes armed with cruise missiles - [Project] 22800. This work is being done today, and we hope that by the end of the year we’ll be able to lay down the first ship," Chirkov said at the St. Petersburg International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2015).
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=2866

KBP Unveiled Pantsir-M Naval Variant of Pantsir-S1 for Surface Ship Air Defense
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At IMDS 2015 maritime defense exhibition currently held in St Petersburg, KBP Instrument Design Bureau (based in Tula, Russia) unveiled a naval variant of its famous Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System (ЗРПК "Панцирь-М"). Last year, Dmitry Konoplev, managing director of KBP said “The Defense Ministry showed great interest in the naval variant of the Pantsir. It has been decided that several destroyers and other large warships will be modernized to accommodate the system,”
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=2868

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Russian Navy to Test a New Trimaran Vessel Concept Similar to LCS by Zelenodolsk Design Bureau
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Russia's "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau" (ZPKB) developped a trimaran vessel concept that Russian Navy is ready to test as "proof of concept" in a scale model. The concept is based on a civilian vessel designed by ZPKB, the "RUSICH-2.2".

This military concept is being considered as a possible patrol vessel by the Russian Navy, and for some potential foreign customers. For this reason, in April this year, Russian MoD awarded a contract for proof of concept: The contract and allocated funds are for "Design, construction and full-scale testing of a high-speed self-propelled scale model of trimaran vessel with outriggers identified as SAR by ZPKB" .
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=2897

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^ Reminds me of UXV Combatant.

Op Tempo, Sustainment Flaws Hit Russian Air Force
MOSCOW and WASHINGTON — Russia's Air Force is falling from the sky.

As the Kremlin continues to assert its air power in a bid to intimidate NATO allies in Europe and North America, its mostly Soviet-built aircraft are being pushed to their limits — a fact experts point to when attempting to explain the loss of five aircraft of different designs in just the past month.

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This follows the crashes of two MiG-29s, an Su-34 and a Tu-95, all in the last month — part of a larger trend of Russian aviation failures over the last several years as the Soviet-era fleets have fallen victim to age and substandard sustainment.

A source close to the Defense Ministry said on condition of anonymity that the crashes are the result of two key trends dogging Russia's Air Force today — the overuse of old aircraft and a lack of qualified pilots.
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As it's an event hosted by Russia, I thought I'd post this here.



A T-72 drifts and tipples over during Russia's Tank Biathlon, crewed by a Kuwaiti crew.

More of the story here: http://www.rt.com/news/311501-t72-drift ... -biathlon/

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Russian Military's Space Command, Air Force Combined To Create Aerospace Forces
In a move aimed at improving defense coordination, the Russian military combined a number of its branches to create the Aerospace Forces, officials said Monday, according to the Associated Press. The merger includes the country's air force and space command, along with its air defense and anti-missile forces.

"The formation of the Aerospace Forces by combining the Air Force and the Aerospace Defense Force is the optimal option for improving the system of the country’s aerospace defense," Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a conference call, according to Russian news service Tass.
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Russia’s Future Aircraft Carrier Project 23000E Storm Will Be Nuclear-Powered According to OCK
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According to Russian state owned news agency TASS citing a spokesman for the United Shipbuilding Corporation (OCK), Russia’s future aircraft carrier Project 23000E "Storm" will have to be equipped with a nuclear power plant.

"The project of a future Russian aircraft carrier, or as it is sometimes referred to as naval aircraft carrying complex, is in the design phase. Research conducted by the Nevskoye Design Bureau indicates that the sole way of meeting the Navy’s requirements, such as power generation, sea endurance and voyage range is to equip the ship with a nuclear power plant," the source said.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=2976

Not sure they realize what they are getting into... building two halves of a Mistral class under close supervision of DCNS (who said it wasn't always "easy") is one thing... but a 80,000 + tons CVN...

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^^ My gut reaction is much the same. It raises two questions for me the first being 'Why?' because i am not too sure I, putting myself in their shoes, can actually see a requirement for such a capability all things considered. My second question would be 'How?' There is carrier building and then there is carrier building. Putting a hull in to the water that is capable of storing, launching and recovering aircraft is one thing but as we have all learned from the QEC thread/the CVF build (and the GRF build across the pond) there is a whole lot more than goes in to making a carrier capability than just those three elements alone - from how the crew are cared for to the intricate design of each of the individual compartments for ease of internal navigation and damage control purposes. It is details such as these that make the difference between an aircraft carrying hull and a world beating capability.

I’m sure they don’t lack for imagination and ambition, but the required design expertise and experience may well not be there (been out the carrier game for some time and their previous designs never really pushed boundaries); nor the quality of workmanship (project oversight/quality control etc) to take such a complex project from paper to reality. Then there are the issues with the Russian yards themselves, greatly strained with an enormous workload (they are virtually at capacity AFAIK) and many are behind with regards to their promised infrastructure updates. Then as you say, even with all these impediments it seems they wish to jump straight in to the deep end of carrier design and attack one of the more complex, and costly, examples of their kind – a CVN. These are just the issues to confront before the ship even touches water for the first time! Operation and support is a whole different can of worms. I can see tears before bed-time on this one.

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Wouldn't they be able to dust off and update the Ulyanovsk designs?

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