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    what do you think
     
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    RUSSIA: launch of the Veliky Novgorod Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-class diesel submarine. In the final picture the submarine is docked at Black Sea Fleet's 4th Independent Submarine Brigade base, in Sevastopol's South Bay.

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    thought I might share this vid (I know it's from last year) which takes you inside an Iskander missile system including the truck and bunk LOL I mean bed:
     
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    in the tweet below there's a misnomer "Mepuypbi" (should be Mercury, as she was renamed to commemorate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_brig_Mercury
    according to https://flotprom.ru/2019/СевернаяВерфь8/);

    just saying, what matters is the delay, not the name:
    https://twitter.com/seawaves_mag/status/1115661374145929217
    SeaWaves Magazine‏ @seawaves_mag 12h12 hours ago




    Construction of the first Project 20386, Mepuypbi ex-Derzkiy, has been slowed and delivery now planned for 2025

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    Gee Timepass, in this last photo she's about to sink, they've got her trimmed very, very tail low, if you check the datum line on the bow, that's where she should be sitting? obviously we don't see any of the tail fins?? maybe that's the idea?
     
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    It was done to clear the torpedo hatches out of the water, you can see there is a ramp to one of the open hatches.
     
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    Russia begins production of first batch of air defense system S-350
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    April 12, 15:24 UTC+3
    The air defense system S-350 Vityaz has a maximum range of 60 kilometers and altitude of 30 kilometers

    More:
    http://tass.com/defense/1053441

    Note: The system was designed to use 9M96E2 (120 km), 9M96E (60 km), or 9M100 (10 km) range missiles.
    The 9M100 missiles have half the diameter and should be able to be quad-packed.
     
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    Recently I have been reading about the RITM-200 naval nuclear reactor the Russians have developed for their Project 22220 (L-60ya) nuclear icebreakers.
    Two of those icebreakers (Arktika, Sibir) have been launched and one is under construction. They each have 33,530 tons displacement.
    https://www.rt.com/business/346997-russia-arktika-icebreaker-float/


    The reactor has a generating capacity of 175 MWt (thermal), 55 MWe (electric). Each icebreaker has two of those RITM-200 reactors.
    Service life: 40 years. Refueling interval: once every 7 years. Mass: 146 tons. Height: 7.3 meters. Diameter: 4 meters.
    https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/...nufacture-of-icebreaker-reactor-26041701.html
    http://www.aem-group.ru/en/mediacen...e-most-powerful-icebreaker-in-the-world2.html


    It is a highly integrated and compact powerplant with most elements inside the pressure vessel.

    Here is a video of a RITM-200 reactor being installed on the Arktika.


    This is the same nuclear reactor which is supposed to power the planned Project 23560 Lider-class destroyer.

    For comparison a Kirov-class battlecruiser has 28,000 tons displacement and uses 2x KN-3 nuclear reactors with 300 MWt power.
    However I have read elsewhere each KN-3 is basically an OK-900 reactor with a VM-16 core which generates 171 MWt.
    There seems to be a lot of confusion in Wikipedia with regards to reactor power in this and other similar vessels.
    Like, there seems to be a confusion in per reactor and total power output.

    The new RITM-200 reactor besides being more compact also seems to be more efficient at generating electricity than the older reactors.

    So this basically means Russia has renewed its capability to build ship based nuclear reactors with enough power for something like a Kirov-class battlecruiser.
    There were also plans to build larger reactors. Namely the RITM-400 which is to be twice as powerful as the RITM-200.
    However I have read nothing more about the nuclear icebreakers which were supposed to use the RITM-400 (L-100ya) other than press releases.

    A single of those RITM-400 reactors could power a Kirov-class battlecruiser and two could power a large carrier.
    For comparison the Charles de Gaulle uses 2x K15 reactors with 150 MWt each. So each reactor has less power than the RITM-200 let alone the larger (future) RITM-400.

    For reference these icebreakers have been built at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg which is the same place where Kirov-class battlecruisers were built.
    So once the Russians decide on a hull design for their next large nuclear destroyers they should have the basic power and propulsion technology available already.
     
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    This article has more details on the icebreaker projects.

    https://www.highnorthnews.com/nb/russia-looking-add-additional-nuclear-icebreaker-capacity
     
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