Ukraine, the Russian navy cruiser wish to buy over $ 1 billion conversion cost
not yet completed, “Ukraine” missile cruiser
LONDON June 29 news: According to the Russian military Equality Network reported on June 28, Russian Navy Commander Vladimir Vysotsky announced on Saturday, not yet completed, “Ukraine” missile cruiser might be a Russian naval surface ships in the one, now Russia is studying the feasibility of purchasing the ship.
Russian Navy commander said, Ewu Inter-State Committee sub-committee of defense and security issues have been discussed at a meeting on Thursday to continue construction of the “Ukraine” was sold to Russia and its problems.
According to Vysotsky, the “Ukraine” was to complete the construction work is currently only 50% of its technology to complete the repairs will cost 15 billion rubles (about $ 500 million), and if we consider to improve their cost, the need to invest 35 billion rubles (over $ 1 billion).
due to the high cost of construction and modification, in Russia the Russian Navy has been purchasing “Ukraine” was a reasonable question. It is reported that the 35 billion rubles for the Russian Navy’s enough to buy four 636 “Kilo” class diesel-powered submarines, or the same number of 20380-type frigate.
“Ukraine” cruiser was built in the former Soviet Union started the first four 1164-type “glorious” class cruiser, the Northern Design Bureau, 1984 Nicholas Aliyev shipyard in Ukraine began construction . In the former Soviet Union, the ship has not yet completed. In 1993, the Russian Navy will have completed 75% of the “Ukraine” was handed over to Wuhai army.
analysts believe that Russia has planned to buy “Ukraine” was, first, in order to avoid its falling into the hands of other countries, two eyes on its strong operational performance, and finally to construction of new ships to save money, and in a relatively short period of time to put it into combat duty.
“Ukraine” was a total length of 186 meters, width 20.8 meters, the standard displacement of 9300 tons, the maximum full load displacement of 11,500 tons. Ship the most striking is its huge installed on 16 long-range anti-ship missiles of the cylindrical launcher – can be extremely powerful launch a huge Russian-made “basalt” anti-ship missiles. This long-range anti-ship missiles, 11.7 meters long and weighs 4.8 tons, fly at speeds up to Mach 2.5, the maximum range of 550 kilometers, can be loaded 750 kg and 50,000 tons of conventional explosives TNT equivalent of nuclear explosives, the warhead is about the U.S. ” Harpoon “missiles, four times,” Tomahawk “missiles of 3.5 times, mainly used to attack aircraft carriers and other large warships.
addition to the super attack strength, “Ukraine” was also quite a lot of defense capabilities. Its air defense system is mainly equipped with SA-N-6 long-range ship-air missiles, a total of Beitan 64. This missile is a well-known S-300 air defense ship-to-use, weight 90 kg warhead, range 100 km, 27 km high shot. The bomb and the “cap” composed of fire-control radar-guided “reef” area air defense system with the U.S. “Aegis” system similar to the anti-saturation attack, system-wide one can attack 8 targets in the air.
In addition, in the “Ukraine” was on both sides of the tail of the helicopter hangar also has one of the Russian Navy since 1970 on equipment, SA-N-4 short-range air defense missiles. The missile length 3.2 m, diameter 0.21 m, 2.5 Mach when the range of about 15 km, a total of Beitan 40. In addition, the ship is also equipped with six AK-630 Type 6 30mm gun for defensive ends, one pair in front of the bridge deck in the upper chamber; the other two sides set up in the middle ship-specific platform. AK-630 has a range of 2 km, the rate of fire 3000 rounds/min.
present, the Russian Navy is equipped with three “glorious” class cruiser, were “Moscow” was (the Black Sea Fleet flagship), “Kuznetsov” was (the Pacific Fleet flagship) and the “Ust Nove Navy Marshal “(Northern Fleet). (Compiled: Compass)