Russian Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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  1. gelgoog
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    The Avangard is quite expensive but it can be a way to both increase the maneuverability of the warhead and its range.
    Personally I think the design is a bit more complicated than strictly needed. It also needs too large of a launch vehicle. Right now I think it uses the UR-100. It is either that or the R-36 family because the warhead is just plain huge. I think those missiles should have been put to pasture already however. Just too complicated and niche a capability to be useful. If they miniaturize the concept to fit into Yars then it can make sense I think.
     
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    Under the ABM treaty, the US chose to protect its nuclear missile and the Russians wanted to protect their leadership. However, the US withdrew from the ABM treaty a while ago.

    What the Russians say out in public and they argue in treaties is rather different than what they actually believe:

    http://russianforces.org/blog/2019/07/second_test_of_the_new_interce.shtml
    http://russianforces.org/blog/2019/06/tests_of_new_missile_defense_i.shtml
     
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    This is slightly off-topic but...
    This is basically a floating barge with two 35 MWe (150 MWt) nuclear reactors.
    They are derived from the KLT-40 reactors in the older Taymyr-class icebreakers.

    They are going to tow the barge by tugboat to a village in Siberia this summer, moor it in port, and use it as a floating power nuclear power plant to supply that remote region. It will replace four smaller older land based nuclear power reactors and a thermal power plant. So people living in the area will have power for years without need for expensive fuel supply missions.

    Russia has a more modern larger 55 MWe reactor named the RITM-200 which is used in the newer, larger, Project 22220 Arktika-class icebreakers. There are plans to also use the RITM-200 on future floating nuclear power plants and possibly in military vessels.
     
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    Thursday at 8:57 AM
    now I've read certain Russian blog post claiming a connection to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status-6_Oceanic_Multipurpose_System
    and events like https://washingtonpress.com/2019/07...-back-to-the-white-house-has-finally-emerged/
     
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    That seems kind of unlikely. I suspect that Losharik was made for deep-sea recovery or maybe even tapping into submarine cables.
    It is only similar to Status-6 in that it has a similar carrier vehicle attachment scheme. Some also claimed the Losharik was attached to Belgorod but it is rather obvious Belgorod must still be in sea trials. If the objective was to test Status-6 why did they need the deep submersible Losharik?
     
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    Not something you hear of a lot.

    http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/july/7265-akademik-pashin-tanker-completes-trials.html
    Like the article says this vessel is atypically large compared with other ships built prior on that shipyard. Also, the Russians are building two slightly larger Project 23131 tanker ships in Crimea.
     
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    Saturday at 6:51 PM now noticed https://www.fontanka.ru/2019/07/08/098/?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop blaming Li-ion batteries allegedly on board (for maneuvering) and catching fire
     
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    Ah yes.. the Russian Nuclear carrier. How many times have they said they were going to get one now?
    Models are fun and all but really I’ll get interested when they actually cut steel.
     
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