Russian Kirov class nuclear restart two cruisers system a wise choice
Russian Navy,” Kirov “(Kirov, 1144 Project) class nuclear-powered cruiser
the saying goes, well water can not quench thirst.
new carrier construction program in the short term can not be completed in the case, the Russian Navy announced to the media: re-enable the two idle years of the Kirov-class nuclear-powered cruiser – “Raza Aliyev Admiral “and” Admiral Nashiri Karimov “sign.
Russia’s only active-duty Navy aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov Marshal”, the lack of support for large ships to protect its interests in the global ocean. In the case of limited military spending, think of the Russian Navy has been “laid off” idle 2 Kirov-class cruiser.
nuclear-powered Kirov-class cruisers were built four, now active only the “Peter the Great” one. The class ships known as “maritime arsenal,” Fitch, the ship is equipped with more than 500 pieces of various types of missiles, including SA-N-6 ship-air missiles, dual-mounted SA-N-4 anti-aircraft missiles, SS-N-19 anti- ship missiles and a variety of deep bombs. Ship with eight 30 mm gun, two 100 mm guns. Ministry has a flight deck aft, below the hangar can accommodate three helicopters. Radar electronic equipment, with information operations center, satellite communications systems, surveillance radar systems, active and passive sonar systems. In addition, the unique nuclear – steam combined power system to the maximum speed of up to 32.
recent years, “Peter the Great” excellent performance, but also let people see the ship continue to use the class value: 2004, S-300F ship-launched air missile successfully intercepted submarines, strategic bombers launch the cruise missile target; April 2008, to engage in joint military exercises with the Venezuelan Caribbean; January 2009, the Gulf of Aden waters, continuous captured pirate ship.
the restart plan, Russia will ship to these two information technology transformation, including the dress more advanced performance of electronic equipment, computer software upgrade. Russian Navy plans to complete conversion in 2012, when the two super-Kirov-class ships will be three-dimensional capability appeared in the world, and as a re-ship fleet flagship service.
edit reflections: Russia “off veterans’ re-Phi shirt, can be a wise choice. Weapons and equipment can not blindly follow the trend of new, in the case of the conditions are not mature enough to be within their means, with conditions on construction. Less money, more work, no matter when and where the truth is not out of date.