40% of Russia’s defense budget to invest in the Navy to build nuclear submarines (Figure)
Data for: hoisting the Russian nuclear submarine missile ready
newspaper correspondent/Guo Xuan
6 3, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov in charge of military said in public that 40 percent of Russia’s defense budgets are voted to the navy, than the strategic rocket troops, soldiers and air space from the combined, the money is mainly invested in a sea-based strategic nuclear forces – strategic nuclear submarine construction. Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and Pacific Fleet will receive the latest style 955 “Borey” class strategic nuclear submarine, the submarine production quantities, according to state financial investment decision.
8 艘 insufficient number of strategic submarines
prominent Russian military expert Mikhail Ivanov Hyderabad Alba has revealed that the status of Russia’s strategic nuclear submarines, Russia Navy is now listed with a total of 12 strategic nuclear submarines, equipped with six Northern Fleet, Pacific Fleet, with five, the other one in the modified specifically for the “Borey” strategic nuclear submarines are fitted with Bulava missile test radio work. But one of the five strategic nuclear submarines have been approaching the maximum service life, the Russian military has been in use by improving the means to extend its duration, therefore, the Russian navy’s nuclear submarines are usually in a state of combat readiness should be only eight.
addition to the strategic nuclear submarine, the Russian military equipment still 9 949A-type anti-ship missiles, nuclear submarines and granite 20 multi-nuclear submarines. But the former has only five operational capability, which is only 12.
the occasion of the Soviet Union, the Russian military is only as high as 27 strategic nuclear submarines, combat capability than the Russian military now has even more of the total number of all nuclear submarines, therefore, to add new Russian nuclear submarine has been the reform plan The most important aspect.
stepped up fielding new nuclear submarines
the US-led NATO surface ships has a clear advantage, so the mobility, flexibility has always been Moscow’s nuclear submarines restraint the U.S. military as a “killer.” The former Soviet Union maintained hundreds of nuclear submarines in the destruction of war to maintain power. In recent years, Russia to counter the U.S. anti-missile system will advance to the Eastern Europe, not only restored its strategic nuclear submarine of the fight world cruise, but also restored the polar regions from the Northern Fleet nuclear submarine full potential of state transitions of the Pacific Fleet training courses. Even in the context of the current economic crisis, Moscow is still accelerating the pace of building nuclear submarine force.
present in Severodvinsk “Northern machine-building enterprises,” is building three new in the “Borey” class strategic nuclear submarines: the first boat, “尤里多尔戈鲁基” number of sea trials already in progress, “Northern machine-building enterprises,” have received strict orders: the Navy must be fitted out this year, “尤里多尔戈鲁基” nuclear submarine; second ship “Alexander Nevsky” was nearing completion; third ship under construction, is expected to start construction during the fourth ship. In line with the “尤里多尔戈鲁基” was fitted out, Russian Bulava missile tests to speed up the pace, ready to test four times a year, if all is successful, the missile will be fitted out in Russian .
Russian-built submarines, lack of capital and talent
Russian nuclear submarine force construction of costly, although the Russian defense budget to the tilt, is still facing shortage of funds. And the long years of orders for the lack of defense, has given way to the Russian loss of a large number of industrial enterprises and skilled workers. This is not only to the construction of the Russian nuclear submarine force brought great technical difficulties, and even have some risks: last year’s “seal” nuclear submarine sea trials when the accident is caused by improper operation due to technical; March 25 this year, North German Gdansk shipyard in dealing with a star scrapped nuclear submarines, the fire took place. So, faced with a shortage of funds and personnel, the construction of the Russian nuclear submarine force is still long way to go. (Guo Xuan)