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posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 10:49 AM
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Under a contract signed in July 1992, the Chakri Naruebet was constructed at Izar’s El Ferrol yard in Spain and commissioned in March 1997. With a design similar to that of the Spanish carrier Principe de Asturias, it is fitted with a 12° ski jump to enable the use of Harrier-style aircraft. The carrier is tasked with warfare/flagship command and control, air support for amphibious operations and the Thai surface fleet, EEZ surveillance and protection, search and rescue, and disaster relief. It is based in the Gulf of Thailand.
The ship is equipped with six multi-mission Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk helicopters, designed for use in an anti-submarine role. These are supplemented with six ex-Spanish Matador AV-8S (Harrier) short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft. The Chakri Naruebet’s 174.6m x 27.5m flight deck, which terminates in a 12° ski jump, can accommodate five simultaneous helicopter take-off/landings; the hangar provides space for ten medium helicopters or Harrier-sized aircraft. The carrier’s maximum speed is 26 knots, with a cruise speed of 16 knots. Range is estimated to be 10,000nm at 12 knots. Two spade rudders and four hull stabilisers have been fitted. The ship has provision for one eight-cell Mk 41 vertical launch system (VLS) for the Seasparrow surface-to-air missile. Seasparrow uses semi-active radar guidance, has a range of 14km and a speed of Mach 2.5. The carrier has three MBDA (formerly Matra BAe Dynamics) Sadral six-cell launchers for the Mistral missile. Mistral is a short-range anti-aircraft missile able to intercept in-coming sea-skimming missiles. The Sadral six-cell launcher is a stabilised turret equipped with a television camera which can be fitted with an infra-red channel for target acquisition. The Mistral missile is equipped with an infrared homing head supplied by SAGEM and has a 3kg high-explosive warhead loaded with tungsten balls. Range is 4km.
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Nicely defended, 18 anti-aircraft missiles, and 8 anti-ship/land attack missiles. Design reminds me of the Indian carriers, which I think the Indians got from Britain. Thailand defintly has a defensive kinda navy. Either way intresting, kinda amazing Thailand has their own helicopter carrier. Since its not that rich of a country.




posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 03:10 PM
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The ship is armed with an OTO Melara 76mm gun installed on the bow gun deck. The gun fires 6kg shells and is capable of firing up to 85 rounds per minute to a range of over 15km. There are also two 12.7mm machine guns.

The main gun is controlled by an Ultra Electronics Command and Control Systems, Radamec 1500 optronic director with a daylight TV camera, thermal imaging camera and eyesafe laser rangefinder. System 1500 functions in automatic or manual mode. The system provides fire control for surface engagement with spotting corrections in both line and range and has an effective secondary self-defence anti-air capability. System 1500 can detect a small patrol boat at ranges in excess of 12km, night or day.

Key Data
Crew 47 crew including 8 officers
Dimensions
Overall length 78.9m
Beam 14.0m
Draught 3.9m
Full load displacement 1,700t
Engines
Type 2 x Wartsila 16V26 diesel engines
Power 5,000kW each
Bow thrusters 340kW
Performance
Speed 22 knots
Range 6,000 miles
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Looks like it has really sohphisticated guns, laser range finders, thermal imaging, thats not bad. This kinda of vessel is perfect for their navy, pretty good speed, good range, perfect for their defensive navy.











posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 09:27 AM
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The F100 is a 5,800t multipurpose frigate being built by the Spanish shipbuilder, Izar (formerly E.N. Bazan). In February 2005, the naval shipbuilding activities of Izar were spun off into a new company, Navantia. Four ships have been ordered by the Spanish Navy. The first, Alvaro de Bazan (F101), was launched in October 2000 and commissioned in September 2002. The second, Almirante Juan de Borbon (F102), was launched in February 2002 and commissioned in December 2003. The third, Blas de Lezo (F103), was launched in May 2003 and will commission in 2005. The fourth, Mendez Nunez (F104), was launched in November 2004. All four are due to enter service by 2006. The ship incorporates the AN/SPY-1D Aegis Combat System from Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems. The main missions of the ship are fleet protection, anti-air warfare, operation as a flag ship for a combat group, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. The ship has two four-celled Boeing Harpoon anti-ship missile systems. Harpoon is a medium-range missile with a range of 120km, 220kg warhead and active radar terminal guidance. The surface-to-air missile system is the Evolved Sea Sparrow missile (ESSM) developed by an international team led by Raytheon. ESSM has semi-active radar guidance with tail control motor to improve range, speed and manoeuvrability. The medium-range Raytheon Standard Missile SM-2MR Block IIIA provides area defence. SM-2MR has a range of 70km, a speed of Mach 2.5 and has semi-active radar seeker and an Aegis radio command link. Both ESSM and SM-2MR use the Lockheed Martin Mark 41 Vertical Launch System.

The ship is equipped with the United Defense Mk 45 Mod 2 gun controlled by the DORNA radar/electro-optic fire control system from FABA. DORNA sensors include K-band radar and tracking radar along with an infrared camera, TV and laser rangefinder.
Complement 202 + 48
Dimensions
Length overall 146.7m
Length waterline 133.2m
Maximum beam 18.6m
Draught to the main dock 9.8m
Full load displacement 5,800t
Full load draught 4.84m
Propulsion
Type CODAG
Gas turbines 2 x GE LM 2500 (34.8MW)
Diesel engines 2 x Izar (9MW)
Performance
Maximum speed 28.5 knots
Cruising speed 18 knots
Range at cruising speed 4,500 miles
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Defintly looks like a good coastal defence ship, pretty good range, and speed. Good air defence missiles, and good anti-ship missiles. Defintly a ship to be reckoned with, also it looks like a stealth ship, I wonder if it has some limited steath capabilites?



posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by Kenshin
Currently the worlds largest military ship, excluding carriers and support vessels. The Kirov is also the best lookling out of all the other military craft in the world




Didn't they get scraped because the Russians couldn't afford 2 keep em running? I luved it 2. [runs off crying, and punches dog]



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 11:37 AM
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India's nuclear submarine venture..

timesofindia.indiatimes.com...

India's indegenous carrier:
www.globalsecurity.org...

googling for the above two will also yield more info..



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 07:29 PM
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On 18 July 1996, the UK Ministry of Defence announced a £450m order with Vicker's Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd, now BAE Systems Marine, for two Landing Platform Docks (LPDs) for the Royal Navy.

The two ships are named HMS Albion (L14) and HMS Bulwark (L15) and were built at BAE Systems Marine dockyard at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. HMS Albion was launched in March 2001, commissioned in June 2003 and declared fully operational in April 2004. HMS Bulwark was launched in November 2001 and entered service in December 2004. The two ships are based at Devonport with the helicopter carrier, HMS Ocean. The LPDs replace HMS Fearless, which retired from service in March 2002, and HMS Intrepid which was decommissioned several years ago.

LANDING PLATFORM DOCK DESIGN
Each Landing Platform Dock can operate eight landing craft, four of which can transport and land main battle tanks. The docking system is located at the stern of the ship. Flooding of the docking area is achieved by ballasting the stern of the ship, allowing the landing craft to float. The LPD is equipped with a new design of roll-on, roll-off landing craft, the LCU Mk 10, which means that land vehicles are forward facing for disembarking. The LCU has a deep load displacement of 240t and can carry a combat-ready Challenger Mk 2 MBT and land it within its fording depth. The ship also has four LCVP Mk 5 landing craft from FBM Babcock Marine, each of which can transport 35 men or two light trucks. The smaller LCVPs are carried on davits. When the ship is berthed, vehicles can also disembark through the side ports.

Each LPD has a complement of 325 crew, including crew for the landing craft. The ship can carry 300 assault troops or up to 650 for short emergency periods, together with their equipment and 70 support vehicles.

The flight deck has two helicopter landing sites which can accommodate either one Chinook or two medium support helicopters, such as the Sea King Mk4 or EH101 helicopters. The standard displacement (fully manned and stored) is 13,000t, and the full load displacement (with fuel, ammunition, stores, water) is 16,000 tons.
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Well I can see we and our allies would defintly be prepared for any invasions of enemy beachs. The ship is lightly armed but it of course would be protected by other ships, so that is not really important.



posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 07:32 PM
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Here are some pics of the ship,



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posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 08:36 PM
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I think the helicopter Carrier, HMS Ocean, is rather lovely:




HMS Ocean was built by Kvaerner Govan on the Clyde taking advantage of commercial build methods and facilities, before sailing from Barrow-in-Furness for fitting out prior to acceptance into service with the Royal Navy. She was launched on 11 October 1995 and named by Her Majesty The Queen on 20 February 1998, at the yard of the prime contractor Vickers Shipbuilding Engineering Limited, prior to the delivery voyage to her base port of Devonport.

She was commissioned on 30 September 1998 and completed her trials programme and initial BOST (Basic Operational Sea Training) in the spring of 1999.

The Amphibious Helicopter Carrier was originally conceived in the mid 1980's to provide the sort of amphibious assault capabilities last offered by HM Ships Albion and Bulwark. The ship's primary role is to carry an Embarked Military Force (EMF) supported by 12 medium support helicopters, 6 attack helicopters and 4 Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) Mk 5 Landing Craft. Her secondary roles include afloat training, a limited anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform and a base for anti-terrorist operations.
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The Type 45's are rather strange looking, but also pretty sweet when you look at their capabilities:






The Type 45 class will be the largest and most powerful air defence destroyers ever operated by the Royal Navy and the largest general purpose surface warships (excluding aircraft carriers and amphibious ships) to join the fleet since World War Two cruisers. The projected deep load displacement of the Type 45, at around 7,200 tonnes, will also exceed that of any other general purpose surface combatant, again excluding aircraft carriers and amphibious ships, built for the Royal Navy since the Tiger class cruisers of the 1941 programme.
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posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 01:17 AM
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That rather large and protuding bridge/radar structure makes it look a tad bit unstable..



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23

we have been experimenting and trying to incorporate the latest technologies


I wouldn't call a 90 year old man with a pair of binoculars looking out as a top secret warning system. The chicoms only have 2nd rate tech. If you don't believe me look at their overall military it belongs in the 80's.






West Point, Out


West Point, stop with this bull#. At the rate China is going it will beat USA and Russia in not so long of the future. China builds only a few of their new class ships just to check if it works good then they get something better and then better and so on. While USA and Russia jump one step China jumps 5 by getting tech from Russia, Israel and France.

Out,
Russian



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 01:42 AM
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Blue Cell,

Give us some pics and stats on the ANZAC class frigates...



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 02:20 AM
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ANZAC CLASS FRIGATES




In November 1989, the Australian/New Zealand frigate building project contracted Australian shipbuilders Tenix Defence Systems to construct ten Anzac Class frigates; eight for Australia, two for New Zealand. The first frigate for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), HMAS Anzac was commissioned in May 1996. HMAS Arunta, HMAS Warramunga, HMAS Stuart and HMAS Parramatta are also in service. HMAS Ballarat was commissioned in June 2004. HMAS Toowoomba was launched in May 2003 with delivery in 2005. The last, HMAS Perth, is due for delivery in 2006. The two frigates for New Zealand, HMNZS Te Kaha and Te Mana, were commissioned in 1997 and 1999.

Tenix Defence Systems is the prime contractor, with responsibility for design and systems integration of the ship; sub-contractors Blohm + Voss Australia provides the platform design and combat system integration; and SaabTech Australia provides electronic integration and combat system design.

The 3,600t frigates are being built at Tenix’s Williamstown yard in Victoria, Australia. The design is based on the Blohm + Voss’ Meko 200 modular design which utilises a basic hull and construction concept to provide flexibility in the choice of command and control, weapons, equipment and sensors.

In March 2003, HMAS Anzac was deployed in support of coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both of the New Zealand frigates have been deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


Rest of the Article

Not Bell Cell but here it is.

Out,
Russian



posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 05:23 PM
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SSBN "Death From The Deep" - Ohio-class Trident ICBM boat
indeed, the most powerful and dreaded asset of the mighty US military deterrent

Missile Tubes


Length


Menacing


Carrier Battle Group


the CVN-75 is indeed the largest warship in the world.

[edit on 10/14/05 by CACowboyUSN]



posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 05:46 PM
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West Point, stop with this bull#. At the rate China is going it will beat USA and Russia in not so long of the future. China builds only a few of their new class ships just to check if it works good then they get something better and then better and so on. While USA and Russia jump one step China jumps 5 by getting tech from Russia, Israel and France.

Out,
Russian


Russian. You know nothing. You are not even in a military. Much less Russia's.

The US SEAWOLF-CLASS is 10 years ahead of anything else the world has. My Navy decommissioned them. They are also old in terms of age. China has one of the worst reputations for shipbuilding in the world. So by your comment you are saying that China is getting "tech" that the US doesn't have or know about? That is inane. US Seapower surpasses that of Russia, Israel, and France. Or how about the worldly AEGIS-class? The US must not have those.


[edit on 10/14/05 by CACowboyUSN]



posted on Oct, 15 2005 @ 12:30 PM
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The USN didn't decomission the Seawolfs, they're brand new.

I believe they're still fitting out USS Jimmy Carter, which has a large hull extension for Spec Ops missions. Seawolf and Connecticut are in active service and will remain so for quite a while. The latest USN sub class is the Virginia class, which packs a lot of the Seawolf's tech into a cheaper/smaller design.

And the modern Russian attack subs are very good, probably the equal of the LA class, if still behind the Seawolfs and Virginias in most areas.



posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by Daedalus3
That rather large and protuding bridge/radar structure makes it look a tad bit unstable..



The fore mast is made of frequency selective composites that allow some freuencies to be seen by the radar systems inside while preventing interference from other systems.

The stability of the T45's is fine.



posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 11:08 AM
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U.S.S. San Antonio.










no doubt future ships will be lookin like dat with those pyramidical structures that would increase its stealth. chek out the RAM missile system fore and aft of the decks.



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by Hawkssss
take a look at this. I am sure ASAT is devloped against US's missile defense system.

www.ucsusa.org...


A Military Intelligence Failure?
The Case of the Parasite Satellite
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Gregory Kulacki and David Wright
16 August 2004

Full text of the report (PDF)

Both the 2003 and 2004 editions of the U.S. Pentagon's Annual Report on the Military Power of the People's Republic of China cite a January 2001 Hong Kong newspaper article that claims China has developed and tested an advanced anti-satellite (ASAT) system. This ASAT is described as a "parasitic microsatellite," that is, a small satellite that attaches itself to a larger satellite to disrupt or destroy the larger satellite on command.

The existence of such a system is clearly an important issue to the U.S. military and the Congress.

Yet an examination of the January 2001 newspaper story, which is the only source the Pentagon report gives for this claim, casts strong doubts on the credibility of the story.

We do not take a position on whether or not China might be developing such a weapon. However, the Pentagon's continued use of this article raises important issues about the quality of information that is being presented to Congress and the public on this and other issues. Such concerns are especially relevant given recent revelations about intelligence failures and the implications such failures can have.



Quite possibly true and a smart move although its already quite easy to disrupt satellite communication.



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 06:21 AM
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Originally posted by Russian
ANZAC CLASS FRIGATES




In November 1989, the Australian/New Zealand frigate building project contracted Australian shipbuilders Tenix Defence Systems to construct ten Anzac Class frigates; eight for Australia, two for New Zealand. The first frigate for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), HMAS Anzac was commissioned in May 1996. HMAS Arunta, HMAS Warramunga, HMAS Stuart and HMAS Parramatta are also in service. HMAS Ballarat was commissioned in June 2004. HMAS Toowoomba was launched in May 2003 with delivery in 2005. The last, HMAS Perth, is due for delivery in 2006. The two frigates for New Zealand, HMNZS Te Kaha and Te Mana, were commissioned in 1997 and 1999.

Tenix Defence Systems is the prime contractor, with responsibility for design and systems integration of the ship; sub-contractors Blohm + Voss Australia provides the platform design and combat system integration; and SaabTech Australia provides electronic integration and combat system design.

The 3,600t frigates are being built at Tenix’s Williamstown yard in Victoria, Australia. The design is based on the Blohm + Voss’ Meko 200 modular design which utilises a basic hull and construction concept to provide flexibility in the choice of command and control, weapons, equipment and sensors.

In March 2003, HMAS Anzac was deployed in support of coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both of the New Zealand frigates have been deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


Rest of the Article

Not Bell Cell but here it is.

Out,
Russian


Here's the upgrade to the ANZACS.

As to the ANZACs, all units have space and weight for Phalanx CIWS, Harpoon SSM, 8 additional VLS cells, second fire control radar, improved ECM/ESM according to the Hazegray site and others I have seen.
www.hazegray.org...
As the ESSM has a effective range close to the older SM-1, and the ANZAC can carry 32, or 64 in the 16 VLS upgrade, along with the other mods and upgrades planned, it is going to make a very good multirole platform and escort.
"ESSM uses an autopilot for mid-course guidance which is updateable via datalink from the launching ship, switching to semi-active homing in the terminal phase of the engagement. ESSM is a tail-controlled missile for 50g manueverability against anti-ship missiles maneuvering at up to 4g. ESSM has 2-4 times the energy of the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile which, combined with its mid-course auto-pilot guidance, gives ESSM roughly twice the range of the Sea Sparrow missile. The autopilot allows several ESSM to time-share a single illuminator in much the same way as the SM-2."
Data for RIM-162A:ESSM
www.designation-systems.net...
Length3.66 m (144 in)Diameter0.254 m (10 in)Weight280 kg (620 lb)SpeedMach 4+Range50+ km (27+ nm)PropulsionMK 143 MOD 0 solid-fueled rocketWarhead39 kg (66 lb) blast-fragmentation
All very nice. As to using the Standard missile as a LAGM, I did read somewhere that one of the reasons was the flightspeed, in a time critical situation the Standard LAGM with its supersonic speed could provide a faster response compared to the subsonic Tomahawk, so for ranges of a few hundred kilometers, it is not a poor mans alternative.



Here's a recent photo


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posted on Oct, 27 2005 @ 04:09 PM
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General Info

The Project 1174 Large Landing Ship was built by the Yantar Shipbuilding Plant at Kalingrad. Three ships were built, the Ivan Rogov, the Aleksandr Nikolaev and the Mitrofan Moskalenko. Only the Mitrofan Moskalenko is still in service with the Russian Navy. The ship provides sealift and landing of troops and equipment. Military materiel is landed via a bow ramp and also via assault boats through the doors of the flooded well.

Weapons

The OSA-M (NATO codename Gecko) air defence missile system. supplied by the Znamya Truda Plant in Moscow, provides defence against anti-ship missiles, aircraft and surface targets. The ship carries 20 missiles. Range is up to 10km and the reaction time is up to 20s. The system uses semi-active radar homing.

The ship is equipped with two close-range, portable, Strela-3M air defence missile systems, each system having a quadruple launcher. The NATO code name for the Strela-3M is the Grail.

GUNS

The ship has a 75mm AK-726 multipurpose twin gun, with 1,000 rounds of ammunition, supplied by the Frunze Arsenal Design Bureau in Saint Petersburg and by the Barrikady Production Association in Volgograd. The maximum firing range is 15.7km and the gun is capable of firing up to 100 rounds/min. Laying of the gun mount and the fire control can be carried out in automatic mode using the fire control radar system, in semi-automatic mode using the Prizma optical sighting device mounted on the turret or in manual mode using the gunner's sights.

The ship is armed with four 30mm AK-630 air defence guns manufactured by the Ametist Design Bureau, Izumrud JSC and the Tula Engineering Plant JSC. The AK-630 is for engaging airborne threats, small sea targets, floating mines and light armoured coastal targets.

The ship has a 122mm Grad-M rocket launcher with 320 rockets



Specs


Crew 239
Dimensions
Length 157 m
Beam 23.8 m
Draft 6.7 m
well Dimensions
Length 75 m
Width 12.8 m
Displacement
standard displacement with a landing force 11,580 tons
standard displacement without a landing force 8,260 tons
full displacement with landing force 14,060 tons
full displacement without landing force 8.730 tons
Cargo 2,500 tons
military lift one battalion of marines
53 tanks or 80 armoured personnel carriers, if no landing craft are carried
25 tanks if landing craft are carried
Propulsion gas turbine
Power 2 x 18,000
retractable thrusters 2
Propellers 2 fixed pitch propellers
Performance
maximum speed 19 knots
range at maximum speed 19 knots 6,000 miles
economical speed 14 knots
range at 14 knots 7,500 miles
air defence weapon Systems
Osa-m air defence missile system 1 x 2 launchers, 20 missiles
Strela-3m portable air defence missile system 2 x 4 launchers
75 mm AK-726 multipurpose gun 1 x 2 with 1000 rounds
30 mm AK-630 air defence gun 4 x 6 with 16,000 cartridges
Grad-m 122 mm rocket launcher 1 x 2 with 320 rockets
Helicopters four kamov Ka-27 or Ka-29 (Ka-29TB)
electronic systems radio communications with 17 channels
air defence missile fire control system
electronic countermeasures
Radars surveillance radar
wo navigation radars
76 mm gun fire control radar
two 30 mm gun fire control radars

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Intresting ship, I never knew intilll now that Russia had their own landing ship dock. Looks pretty well defended, I don't remember the US's landing ship docks having missiles.




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