Assorted Russian Navy Photos


Yasen Class Submarine info

Borei Class Submarine info

Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier info

Kilo Class Submarine info

Sovremenny Class destroyer info

Steregushchy Class stealth corvette info

Delta-4 Class Submarine info


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The Project 1155 Udaloy Class Destroyer


The Udaloy is an anti-submarine destroyer that was first commissioned in 1980. The Udaloy is similar to the American Spruance Class destroyer. A total of 12 of these ships have been built. The Udaloy has a displacement of 6,200 tons, a length of 163 meters, a beam of 19.3 meters, and a draught of 6.2 meters. The ship has a maximum speed of 35 knots, and a range of 10,500 nm (when traveling at a speed of 14 knots). The Project 155 has a crew of 300.

The Udaloy is armed with eight SS-N-14 Silex anti-submarine missiles, 64 SA-N-9 Gauntlet short range missiles, two SA-N-11 missiles, two AK-100 100 mm naval guns, four AK-630 30 mm gatling guns, two RPK-2 Viyuga torpedo tubes, two RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers, and two KA-27 ASW helicopters. The Udaloy is also armed with a fully elecronic warfare kit comprised of a Bell Crown intercepter, a Bell Shroud intercepter, a Bell Squat jammer, and ten PK-10 decoys RL’s.

In 1999, an upgraded version of this ship, dubbed the Udaloy II, was introduced. The Udaloy II is armed with SS-N-22 missiles instead of the tradional SS-N-14 missiles, an AK-130 mm naval gun instead of the traditional two AK-100 mm guns, and the Udav-1 anti-submarine missile system. The Udaloy II is also equipped with a new gas turbine engine, more capable sonars, and an integrated fire control system for aire defense.

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The Project 775 Ropucha Landing Ship


The Project 775 Ropucha is a large landing ship that was first commissioned in 1975. This ship can carry up to 500 tons of cargo and has doors for unloading and loading vehicles in the bow and stern. The Ropucha has a displacement of 4,080 tons with a full load, a length of 112.5 meters, a beam of 15 meters, and a draft of 3.7 meters. It is powered by two diesel engines that are rated at 19,200 hp and move the ship at speeds of up to 18 knots. Moving at a speed of 15 knots, the ship has a maximum range of 6,100 nm (nautical miles).


The Project 775 can carry twenty five BTR-80 APCs, or up to ten main battle tanks, plus 200 troops, or three main battle tanks, three 2S9 Nona-S self propelled mortars, five MT-LB APCs, four military trucks, plus 313 troops. The ship has a crew of 98. The armament is comprised of two twin barreled 57 mm AK-725 main guns, two 120 mm A-215 Grad-M rocket launchers with 30 tubes, four Igla short range air defense systems, and two AK-630 30 mm Gatling guns. The upgraded Project 775M Ropucha 2 is armed with a single AK-176 76 mm main gun instead of the two AK-725s.


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Video + Photos Of The Project 21630 “Buyan” Class Stealth Corvette



Project 21630 info.


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The Project 1144 Kirov Class Battle Cruiser


The Kirov class battle cruiser, the largest and most powerful surface warship currently in service (excluding aircraft carriers), first entered service in 1980. A total of four have been built since that time, and only one (The Pyotr Veliky, ie, Peter The Great) remains in service as the flagship of the Northern fleet. The introduction of this battle cruiser in the 1980’s was one of the reasons the US Navy chose to recommission the Iowa Class battleships.


The Peter The Great’s main armament is composed of twenty P-700 Granit supersonic anti-ship missiles, which have a range of 550-625 km. Air defense is provided by 9K311 Tor short range surface-to-air missiles and 96 S-300F long range surface-to-air missiles. The Peter The Great is also armed with a single AK-130 130 mm main gun, eight AK-630 30 mm Gatling guns, and six Kashtan gun/missile systems. For ASW (anti-submarine warfare), the ship is armed with the RBU-1000 ASW rocket launcher, ten 533 mm torpedo tubes (which can fire either the Type 53 torpedoes or the RPK-2 ASW missiles, and up 3 Ka-27 helicopters.


The Peter The Great has a displacement of over 28,000 tons (when fully loaded), a length of 252 meters, a beam of 28.5 meters, and a draft of 9.1 meters. The ship has a speed of 32 knots and has a crew of 710. The Peter The Great is powered by nuclear and steam turbine propulsion.


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The Project 667BDRM Delta-4 Strategic Submarine


The Project 667BDRM “Delfin” (Dolphin) strategic submarine, known in the West as the Delta-4, first entered service in 1985. The Delta-4 and its predecessors (the Delta-1, Delta-2, and the Delta-3 submarines) formed the backbone of the Soviet strategic fleet. The Delta-4 is designed to carry out strategic strikes on naval bases and military installations.


The submarine has a double-hull configuration, and is equipped with 16 missile silos specially designed for the R-29RMU (SS-N-23 Skiff) Sineva ballistic missiles. These missiles are equipped with 4-10 warheads and have a range of up to 8,300 km. The Delta-4 can launch these missiles at depths of up to 55 meters and while moving at a speed of up to 6-7 knots. The Delta-4 is also equipped with four 533 mm torpedo tubes that can fire a variety of different torpedoes. The Delta-4 can also fire the RPK-2 Viyuga (SS-N-15 Starfish) anti-ship missiles from its torpedo tubes. The RPK-2 missiles a have a range of up to 45 km. In total, up to 18 torpedoes or missiles can be carried in the torpedo compartment. In 2011, an upgraded version of the R-29RMU Sineva, dubbed the R-29RMU2 Liner, was introduced for the Delta-4. This new missile is more survivable against anti-ballistic missiles than its predecessor.

The Delta-4 has a maximum speed of 24 knots (regardless of whether it’s surfaced or submerged), and an endurance of about 80 days. The Delta-4 can dive to a maximum depth of 400 meters and has special hydroplanes attached to the sail to break through ice. There are currently 7 Delta-4 submarines in service with the Russian navy. Although these submarines are supposed to be replaced by the Borei class submarines, the latter are entering service very slowly, so the Delta-4 submarines remain in service. Four are equipped with upgraded Sineva missiles, one had its missile silo’s removed and is used as a special purpose platform, and one was damaged by a fire on December 29th, 2011, and is expected to be back in service in 2014.


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The Russian And Chinese Navies Conduct Joint Exercises In The Yellow Sea



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