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#5801 JasonJ

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 0800 AM

A Chinese video on their participation in Vostok 2018, etc.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 1337 PM

Interested in working out how old that fleet is. Grisha V building stopped over 20 years ago, the newest Sovremennyy was 1989....
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 1352 PM

I thought the Grishas were older, but I'm probably thinking of a previous version. Other than that I can't see anything in that list that significantly post dates the Soviet Union.
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 1725 PM

According to it's Wikipedia page, the Steregushchiy-class corvette Sovershennyy is "the first large surface warship to join the Pacific Fleet in 25 years".  The Northern and Black Sea Fleets have gotten most of the new surface ships so Russia is understandably showing off the Pacific Fleet's new addition.  Some of said fleet is still in the dock, though, including the cruiser Varyag.  She's on the right of the photo below, which shows "The water area of ​​the JSC Dalzavod Ship Repair Center #Vladivostok. ". I can't ID the other ships, though, and would appreciate any IDs other can provide:

 

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 2250 PM

Well, one out of over two dozen, mea culpa.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 2308 PM

The floating drydock is 2038.5 fitting out.


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#5807 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 0210 AM

Varyag is ex-Chervona Ukraina, a Slava class built in 1983. Which were damn good ships, and probably still are, but its worth reflecting on the Americans apparently scrapping Ticonderoga's newer than that.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 0738 AM

Varyag is ex-Chervona Ukraina, a Slava class built in 1983. Which were damn good ships, and probably still are, but its worth reflecting on the Americans apparently scrapping Ticonderoga's newer than that.

Without commenting on the wisdom of that decision, I'd point out that is probably an apples to oranges comparison in terms of mileage. But I believe the first five mk26 launcher ticos had a lot of life left in them if anyone cared to pay money to maintain them.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 0842 AM

According to it's Wikipedia page, the Steregushchiy-class corvette Sovershennyy is "the first large surface warship to join the Pacific Fleet in 25 years".  The Northern and Black Sea Fleets have gotten most of the new surface ships so Russia is understandably showing off the Pacific Fleet's new addition.  Some of said fleet is still in the dock, though, including the cruiser Varyag.  She's on the right of the photo below, which shows "The water area of ​​the JSC Dalzavod Ship Repair Center #Vladivostok. ". I can't ID the other ships, though, and would appreciate any IDs other can provide:

 

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@Capt_Navy, the Twitter user who posted the photo, posted a follow up tweet identifying the ships in the photo:

 

 

from left to right:

RFS ‘Gromkiy”, a Steregushchy Class corvette

RFS ‘Oslyabya’, a Ropucha II Class landing ship

RFS ‘Buynyy’, a Sovremenny Class destroyer

RFS ...., a Udaloy I Class destroyer

RFS ‘Varyag’, a Slava Class cruiser


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 1751 PM

New 'affordable' Russian SSN/SSGN.

https://www.popularm...sonic-missiles/

 

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 0803 AM

Russia and China having a military parade to kick off Vistok 2018.

CHITA, Russia (AP) -- Russia and China intend to regularly conduct joint war games similar to the massive ones being held this week, the Russian defense minister said Wednesday.

Sergei Shoigu spoke as he and his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe, visited the Tsugol firing range in eastern Siberia, where Russian and Chinese troops will hold joint drills later this week.

The maneuvers, the largest war games Russia ever has had, showcase burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid their tensions with the U.S.

"We have agreed to conduct such exercises on a regular basis," Shoigu said.

The weeklong Vostok (East) 2018 maneuvers launched Tuesday span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans. They involve nearly 300,000 Russian troops along with 1,000 Russian aircraft and 36,000 tanks and other combat vehicles.

China has sent about 3,200 troops, 900 combat vehicles and 30 aircraft to join the drills at Tsugol. The Chinese media described the People's Liberation Army involvement in the maneuvers as the country's largest-ever dispatch of forces abroad for war games.

As part of the maneuvers Wednesday, Russian air defense forces held drills in the Chita region, Russian strategic bombers launched long-range cruise missiles at a firing range in Buryatia in southern Siberia and warships in the Sea of Okhotsk fired at practice targets.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 1315 PM

Japan and Abe flatly rejected Putin's offer of a peace treaty un-preconditioned on a resolution of the Northern Territories dispute today. This is the thanks Japan, Japanese, and Abe receive for breaking ranks with Washington on Crimea sanctions, and must be considered a failure of Abe's seemingly never-ending policy of pursuing a personal relationship with Putin, unfortunately.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 1027 AM

Nice new Blackjack pictures.

 

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UK fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

 

Russian Blackjack bombers were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation

 
Published 20 September 2018

Today (20 September), RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth to monitor two Russian planes approaching UK airspace. The Russian Blackjacks long-range bombers were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation.

 

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

 

"Russian bombers probing UK airspace is another reminder of the very serious military challenge that Russia poses us today.

 

"We will not hesitate to continually defend our skies from acts of aggression. Once again the rapid reactions of our RAF have demonstrated how vital our Armed Forces are in protecting Britain."

 

The RAF worked closely with NATO partners to monitor the jets as they passed through a variety of international airspace before they were intercepted by the RAF over the North Sea. Subsequently, our fighters escorted the Russian Blackjacks north, out of the UK’s area of interest. At no time did the Russian bombers enter UK sovereign airspace.

 

RAF QRA was launched today because the Russian Military aircraft were not talking to air traffic agencies. The RAF routinely intercept, identify and escort Russian aircraft that transit international airspace within the UK’s area of interest and continue to be on call; 24/7, 365.

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...-uk-airspace--2


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