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Surface Forces: Russia Tests New Corvette
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July 6, 2007: After seven years, Russia is getting its first Steregushchiy class corvette this Summer, once it completes its sea trials. Displacing 1,900 tons, Steregushchiy is equipped with  eight SS-N-26 anti-ship missiles, three eight-round SA-N-9 anti-aircraft missile launchers, a 100mm gun, two 30mm Gatling guns, four 15.75-inch torpedo tubes, and two four-round anti-aircraft missile SA-N-8 launchers. The 291 foot long ship has a crew of 120, and is designed for maximum cruises of fifteen days (cruising at 25 kilometers an hour, with top speed of a little over twice that). The Steregushchiys are meant for coastal patrol. Three more are under construction, and the navy wants at least twenty. The design is being offered to export customers.

 

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trenchsol       7/6/2007 10:02:30 AM
Why Russian warships have that many types of missiles on board ? They often have two types of anti-aircraft or anti-ship missiles. In fact I have the impression that Russians have to many types of missiles in use, generally  speaking.

DG
 
 
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Herald1234    Redundancy   7/6/2007 10:11:32 AM

Why Russian warships have that many types of missiles on board ? They often have two types of anti-aircraft or anti-ship missiles. In fact I have the impression that Russians have to many types of missiles in use, generally  speaking.

DG
 

In case A fails; try B.
Herald
 
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Herald1234    Redundancy   7/6/2007 10:11:41 AM

Why Russian warships have that many types of missiles on board ? They often have two types of anti-aircraft or anti-ship missiles. In fact I have the impression that Russians have to many types of missiles in use, generally  speaking.

DG
 

In case A fails; try B.
Herald
 
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Softwar       7/6/2007 10:14:13 AM
The SS-N-26 is the Yahont anti-ship weapon.  The Yahont makes this ship capable of carrying the India/Russia joint venture Brahmos.  Ramjet powered sea skimmer.
 
The SA-N-9 is the missile from the Tor launcher - anti-aircraft max range 12 km.
 
The SA-N-8 is the naval SA-7 short range anti-aircraft missile - max range 4 km.
 
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gf0012-aust       7/6/2007 10:26:08 AM

The SS-N-26 is the Yahont anti-ship weapon.  The Yahont makes this ship capable of carrying the India/Russia joint venture Brahmos.  Ramjet powered sea skimmer.



Brahmos is just a delimited range yakhont or P800.

the russians sold India a delimited range Yakhont so as to not breech MTCR provisions.  So its a short range yakhont without Glonas guidance.

the fact that India has developed local guidance now makes it in essence an indian product - and as such, when they increase the range beyond 300km they will not jeopardise or invoke a nominal russian breach of MTCR, or breach it themselves (you can't get smacked for making your own missiles longer ranged!)

ironically, India now wants Glonas guidance so as to have a global talk and launch capability - so now they will end up with a short range yakhont which will eventually be a long range yakhont.

The russians ran a very effective sleight of hand - so you have to give it to their marketing people for selling India  a delimited missile  and then onselling capability 5 years later to make it what it originally was anyway.

If I was the Indian Govt I would be kicking so many people up the backside for wasting vauable development money - just to pretend that its really indigenous.

I'd love to get the commission on that original sale. :)

just don't buy a used car from them either.... ;)

The ultimate
 
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ens. jack    torps?   7/7/2007 1:07:30 PM
my question is why the midget torpedo tubes? I would expect them to use the 533mm (21 inch) tubes, those are a lot more effective against anything, sub or surface vessels.
 
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frogwatch    Corvettes   9/9/2007 1:32:59 PM
Because whilst you are spending literally billions of $ on littoral combat ships,they are packing small fast coastal vessels with firepower.Yes quality does overcome quantity in certain areas,but think of half a dozen of these nasty little creatures coming at you.
Now a certain Brainiac,will come up with an equation that proves that the LCS will blow them away like flys.
Well in the real world,wars are not just won by charts and graphs.They also concern people.Dont think that all Russians military personel are down trodden,bullied serfs.When push comes to shove they will fight for Russia as they have done before.
Before some Redneck starts shouting,Commie Lover.I've done my time for my country,have you.
Yea and not in jail.
 
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John G    Frogwatch..   9/14/2007 12:07:09 PM
I think your post is a little misguiged and that you need to chill out. I agree that "quantity does have a quality all of its own"  but I think that the Yanks will probably put to see anything they develop (both the LCS as well as any conventional Frigates/ OPSs) in similar or increased numbers so they will have BOTH quality and quantity and as for the Russian navy personnel well... you can only go on what experience they have... which is little if any in recent times.
 
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CJH       10/7/2007 12:02:31 PM
What distinguishes a corvette from a patrol craft or a destroyer? Does it fit neatly in between them both? I thought corvettes were specialized ASW creatures.
 
Is there a satisfactory definition?
 
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YelliChink       10/8/2007 11:53:13 AM

What distinguishes a corvette from a patrol craft or a destroyer? Does it fit neatly in between them both? I thought corvettes were specialized ASW creatures.
 

Is there a satisfactory definition?

Corvettes are a kind of military surface combatants that have full displacement between 500 to 2000 tonne. It is for the purpose of coastal protection as well as peacetime patrol vessels. The firepower on the corvettes is depending on the need of the navy who operate them. However, they are not built to high seas and long duration on the sea.

 
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