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Sea Links Extra

April 23, 2010

A few that didn’t make it in the regular post. Enjoy!


Iran tests speed boats in major Gulf war games.

Gathering Storm May Sink Navy Shipbuilding Program.

BIW gets $15.9 million DDG 1001 award.

Russian navy tests supersonic missiles.

The battle-cruiser Pyotr Veliky.

Qatari Navy Buys Block-3 Exocets.

Lawmaker Wants Key Submarine Document.

Navy Launches Official Blog.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2013 7:41 am

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  2. papa legba permalink
    April 24, 2010 6:49 pm

    Did they ever work out the propulsion issues with the Kirovs? During the Cold War, they couldn’t spend much time at sea because their power plants were so unreliable.

  3. Mike Burleson permalink*
    April 24, 2010 5:03 am

    Really up in age now, but still formidable. Reminds me of the Iowas. The Rus can just put them back in service, as needed.

  4. April 23, 2010 10:18 pm

    Lot’s of good links today. Those Kirovs Always impressed the heck out of me with their armament.

    20 P-700 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) AShM
    14 SS-N-14 Silex ASW cruise missiles (Ushakov only)
    12×8 (96) S-300PMU Favorit SA-N-6 Grumble surface-to-air missiles (Ushakov, Lazarev, Nakhimov)
    96 S-400 (SA-NX-20 Gargoyle) long-range SAM (Pyotr Velikhy)
    192 9K311 Tor (SA-N-9 Gauntlet) point defense SAM
    44 OSA-MA (SA-N-4 Gecko) PD SAM
    2x RBU-1000 305 mm ASW rocket launchers
    2x RBU-12000 (Udav-1) 254 mm ASW rocket launchers
    1 twin AK-130 130 mm/L70 dual purpose gun (2x AK-100 100 mm/L60 DP guns in Ushakov)
    10 533 mm ASW/ASuW torpedo tubes, Type 53 torpedo or SS-N-15 ASW missile
    8x AK-630 hex gatling 30 mm/L60 PD guns (Ushakov, Lazarev)
    6x CADS-N-1 Kashtan missile/gun system

    It just goes on and on.

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