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Russian Navy May Sink By 2008

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posted on May, 27 2004 @ 09:57 AM
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I knew thing were bad for the Russian navy but not this bad.

Russia's navy has lost its most powerful subs and the whole fleet may disappear by 2008, a disgraced Fleet Admiral Gennady Suchkov (disgraced and given a suspended sentence following the loss of the Kursk) told Interfax news agency in an interview on Tuesday.

All of the Typhoon-class strategic nuclear submarines have been deactivated because there are no longer any reliable intercontinental ballistic missiles for them to carry and launch.

Suchkov said the Russian Navy is trying to develop a new nuclear missile, the Bulava, to rearm the Typhoons but it does not even have a prototype ready yet.

Source: SpaceDaily.com




posted on May, 27 2004 @ 10:42 AM
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While I think the problem is overstated, the fleet won't disappear, it will just be put to port indefinitly save a few choice units, I also think that this should be expected. The new money available to the Russian goverment arent going to go to the navy because with the eclipsing of its status as a true super power a navy is of little importance all of a sudden. Once the rebuilding of the Russian air force and army is well under way we may start to see some attention payed to the navy but until then...... Of course all this depends on the continued reduction of the national debt and growth in their economy to sustain reamrnement.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 10:49 AM
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Well who is going to go through all the historical "who has got the best Navy" posts and relegate them further down the list ?






posted on May, 27 2004 @ 05:06 PM
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Wow. The once great Soviet Navy, now the Russian Navy. I wish them the best.

Seriously, Russia might as well resort to being a mercenary force. They have neither the economy nor the infrastructure to support a modern military.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 05:20 PM
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People, the Typhoon is a strategic arm, and in this respect, yes, the Russian Navy is dampened a bit. But the Russian Navy still has the Akula I and II's. They are not something to dismiss, per se'. They do have problems but they are formidable.

The Russian Navy, as with the rest of the armed services, are going through some drastic changes. I would speculate that it will be but a matter of time before it regains some form of its past glory, though, it is still among the top 4-8 in the world.



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posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 02:04 PM
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it would not surprise me at all if they have no nay by 2008



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 05:52 PM
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If they wanted to they would put a hell of a lot of money to their navy. Why would they need a navy now anyway? They are not at war. Thouhg the corrupt buisnessmen, and poloticians have stolen all Russia's money!! Bastards!



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 06:38 PM
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ehat money they dont have money



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 08:45 PM
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What I would be concerned with is this:

What are the storage conditions for those ships. How many of them are nuclear powered? what precautions are being taken to protect these assets?

Although the security threat is real, the environmental impact of a bunch of rusting, derilict nuke tubs all sitting in the mud somewhere is also a concern.



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:55 PM
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so not only are the russians loosing their navy but they are polluting the water



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 10:09 PM
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Has it occuredf to anyonew else that Russia may be playing possium with it's navy. It would give the advantage of surprise in naval actions.
Don't think surprise is important, ask those who died in Perl Harbor,D-Day...



posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 12:28 AM
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Playing possum? how about you stop making ridiculous claims and look at the truth DENY IGNORANCE!!! and who are they going to surprise the US



posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 10:57 PM
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In recent years Russia got big big $$$ from selling oil. Their economy is catching up. their muscles are and will still be formidable.



posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 11:17 PM
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Don't laugh too soon, don't forget we are talking about a power who had a massive biological program employing over 5000 people in the 90's. In the new world order, strong armies would play second fiddle to a some GE anthrax with a 99% kill factor. The HAVE this sort of stuff...



posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 12:47 AM
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so if you want to talk about bio warfare almost all countries have bio chemicals including the US



posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 02:32 AM
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Most countries have bio weapons but russia did make some pretty scary ones far more advanced than countries like Iraq could make



posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 03:40 AM
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so u think if the Russians did use bio chemicals the US would not retaliate get real we would also be dropping anthrax from aircraft's



posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 08:51 PM
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Back on subject this is kind of a shame. To tell the truth this hurts the US. Without a real rival in naval power the bastards in congress might cut back on the Navy's funding.



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 12:39 AM
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It is really a shame. By creating a false enemy, we can get more fund for the Navy.

How about the unemployed? How about the education? etc..



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 12:44 AM
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as long as we have people like me in high command that will never happen also i think we have a few good men left that wont cut the navy's budget



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