Contents tagged with submarines

  • Russian warplanes intervene into NATO’s Arctic exercise

    The Russian newspaper Izvestia reports that Russian Anti-Submarine Aviation recently detected NATO’s submarines carrying out tactical drills in the Arctic.  Two maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare aircrafts Tu-142 (NATO’s reporting name: Bear) had spotted and followed nuclear submarines of the Armed Forces of the United States and the United Kingdom participating in the Ice Exercise 2018 large-scale war games in the Beaufort Sea.

    Izvestia reports that the Russian warplanes also …

  • Russia claims its submarines reached the American shores unnoticed during recent exercises

    The commander of the nuclear submarine division, Captain Sergeant Sergei Starshinov, spoke to journalists about the operation, during which the Russian nuclear submarines of Project 971 Shchuka-B reached the US bases, reports Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to Starshinov, the submarines "established themselves in these areas of the ocean" and, having accomplished the tasks, returned home unnoticed.

    According to Zvezda, the Russian submarines reached …

  • Russia scraps world’s largest strategic submarines

    The Severstal and the Arkhangelsk Akula-class submarines (project 941, NATO reporting name: Typhoon), the largest strategic nuclear submarines in the world, are to be turned into scrap metal, reported RIA Novosti with reference to a source in the ship construction sector.

    The USSR built a total of six submarines of this class. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia’s Navy retained three submarines – the Severstal and the Arkhangelsk from project 941, and the Dmitry Donskoy from project …

  • Russian shipbuilder scrambles for financing to finish the construction of the fifth Borei nuclear submarine

    The United Shipbuilding Corporation or USC, a Russian company engaged in building, repair and maintenance of submarines, is under financial pressure to complete the construction of Knyaz Oleg, the fifth of the Borei-class nuclear-powered missile submarines, USC President Aleksey Rakhmanov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    “It all depends on whether we will find sufficient funding to fill a gap in the financing. Hopefully, we will stay on the schedule,” Rakhmanov said when asked when Knyaz …

  • Russia conducts test launches of Kalibr missiles off the coast of Crimea

    The submarines “Rostov-on-Don” and “Novorossiysk” from the Russian Black Sea Fleet in annexed Crimea fired Kalibr missiles at ground and above-water targets in the Opuk training area in Black Sea waters, the Russian Defense Ministry press service reported.

    “The missiles were fired from a submerged position. During the firing, two practice Kalibr missiles were used. In order to ensure the security of the military exercises and close off the dangerous region, more than 20 combat ships and …

  • Kremlin: Indonesia is interested in purchasing Russian submarines

    Indonesia is interested in acquiring Project 636 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines, as stated by Dmitry Shugaev, head of the Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) of Russia, in an interview with Kommersant.

    Shugaev noted that "the momentum is good," for this project to proceed. "We are discussing this topic with Indonesian partners, we are ready to search for mutually beneficial approaches," he said.

    However, the head of the FSMTC added that at the same time, …

  • Russia to transfer another submarine with cruise missiles to Black Sea Fleet

    The project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine “Krasnodar” will be transferred from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet, where it is expected to arrive in June. This was announced by Vyacheslav Trukhachev, spokesperson for the Black Sea Fleet.

    “The submarine Krasnodar, built for the Black Sea Fleet, is currently moving from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet. It is being accompanied by the tug boat Viktor Konetsky of the Baltic Fleet. Its arrival at the place where it will be stationed is …

  • Media: Russian Navy will receive new K-328 Leopard submarine equipped with cruise missiles in 2018

    In 2018 the Russian Navy will receive the first multipurpose nuclear submarine, a K-328 Leopard, modernized in accordance with the 971M project, Izvestia newspaper reports, citing a representative of the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center, Evgeniy Gladyshev.

    "With their technical and military characteristics, the modernized vessels will meet the fleet requirements for a multipurpose 4th generation nuclear-powered submarine,” Gladyshev told the paper.

    The Leopard will be fitted with a Kalibr …

  • Russian fleet to receive first stealth submarine with Kalibr cruise missiles in 2018

    Next year the Russian Navy will receive the first multipurpose nuclear submarine of project 971 after it has been upgraded with a Kalibr cruise missile system. This was reported by the newspaper Izvestiya with reference to Evgeniy Gladyshev, representative of the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center.

    Leopard, the first upgraded vessel of project 971M, will be received by the Navy in 2018. With their technical and military characteristics, the modernized vessels will meet the fleet requirements for a …

  • Russian submarines were spotted near the borders of Latvia

    The National Armed Forces of Latvia reported that two Russian Navy submarines were spotted in the republic’s economic zone about 10 km from the state border.

    "On April 16, two Russian Kilo-class submarines were discovered at a distance of 5.5 nautical miles from the Latvian border in its exclusive economic zone," the National Armed Forces of Latvia reported via Twitter.

    In addition, at the distance of 20 nautical miles from the territorial waters a Kashtan-class submarine support vessel was …