The sending to the coast of Syria of the only full-fledged carrier-based strike group of the Russian Navy, as well as the formation of a powerful layered missile defense in the airspace of the SAR with the help of the best and most tenacious S-300B4 air defense systems, takes place against the background of Kirby's insane threats towards tactical aviation our aerospace forces, as well as the Syrian military aviation, successfully supporting the ground operation to clean up Syrian land from ISIS militants raised by the West.
When the front line confidently and unshakably approached Washington’s strategic interest, Aleppo, US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on October 20 about the futility and counterproductiveness of liberating this large city, relying on a hastily conceived possibility of “revenge from militants who refuse to negotiate.” Meanwhile, what could be negotiations with terrorist organizations? The practice of law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation provides for the immediate resolution of such issues by conducting counter-terrorist operations at the local level and large-scale military operations of the VKS (Syrian example) - on the global one.
As you already noticed, the transition of our carrier group across the English Channel caused a real panic in the British media, on forums, and most importantly - in navy and the air force. Anglo-Saxon forum users and bloggers, among whom were unfortunate emigrants from Russia and the “independent”, managed to lay out a mountain of ridicule regarding puffs of smoke rising above the ship’s superstructure, forgetting to think at least a little bit that this is a feature of any, even modern, boiler turbine power installation, which, in addition to steam turbines with a total capacity of 200 thousand hp, there are also 6 diesel generators. At the same time, no one has yet canceled problems with the “burning” of oil or excessive consumption of fuel, which leads to such smoke. Stupid ridicule now and then gave way to real fear because of the proximity of the flagships of the Russian fleet to strategic military facilities in the southern part of Great Britain. The British made a real psychosis: there were even fears of a possible missile attack by Russian ships with the subsequent seizure of cities. The insanity of such statements completely excludes any analysis, meanwhile, there are grounds for fear, because London has a "little snout", and our AUG, as was recently confirmed, is not without surprises.
Thus, according to the Daily Mail, the British leadership has begun to more seriously consider a possible conflict with the Russian Federation after the sharp attacks of their foreign minister, Boris Johnson, on the air operation of the VCS in Syria, where he called for demonstrations at the Russian embassy our actions drag out the conflict. And this is said by the foreign minister of a country whose air force did not attach even the twentieth part of the efforts that our military contingent is making against the IS in the Syrian Arab Republic. This is one of the main reasons for the observed fears of London.
The latest air defense destroyer Type 45 - D37 HMS “Duncan” of the British Navy accompanies the Russian AUG passing the English Channel. On the horizon on the left is a heavy nuclear missile cruiser of the Peter the Great 1144.2 Ave., on the right is a heavy aircraft carrier missile cruiser of the 1143.5 Ave. Admiral Kuznetsov.
The second point, of course, is a military technical issue, or rather, a recent news, which was voiced for Interfax-AVN by the representative of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy, captain of the 1 rank Vadim Serga. So, on October 17 2016, he announced the successful completion of tests of the 3М-45 “Granit” heavy supersonic anti-ship missile in defeating the “complex” coastal target. A multipurpose nuclear submarine cruiser (SSGN) of the Antey 949 A-K-410 Smolensk was used as a carrier. The launch of the 2-fly-out 3М45 was carried out from a submerged position. But the most important thing is that the strike with a heavy anti-ship missile was struck deep into the coastal part of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, which indicates the ability of Granites to carry out large-scale attack operations on the enemy’s ground infrastructure.
Now we look at the number of these missiles onboard the Admiral Kuznetsov and the Peter the Great TARK, which are leading our group: the total number of 3-45 in the CM-233 / A inclined launchers is 32 missiles with an 550-625 km range at high altitude flight paths. During the massive strike of Granita, the swarm of the 3М-45 anti-ship missiles, which have turned into multi-purpose long-range tactical missiles, can in various modes fly up to a complex ground target covered by several modern short-range, short-range anti-aircraft missiles. One rocket, for example, can rise to a height of about 500 m and patrol in 70 — 50 km from the target, transferring tactical information (obtained by the active RGSN) to other low-flying link missiles. The rest will continue their flight to the target with a rounding of the terrain and simultaneous access to tactically convenient exit angles.
Thanks to an advanced artificial intelligence system built on the basis of an 4-hprocessor-based on-board computer, a drive with a loaded electronic database on types of surface and ground targets identified by the reflecting surface and the frequencies of the radar of the RL means, each anti-ship missile of the Granit complex operates in accordance with the specified mode attacks. So, the object defended by the modern PAAMS / SAMP-T anti-aircraft missile system 3М-45 will be approached exclusively in the low-altitude mode, and using the onboard electronic warfare complex 3БХNNXX Quartz. When intercepting "Granites" with enemy anti-aircraft missiles, the first are capable of making intensive anti-aircraft maneuvers.
Passing the English Channel, our carrier-based strike force holds the entire southern and central parts of Great Britain, down to the Isle of Man, half of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, under the guns of the 3-45 missiles, which for obvious reasons frightens the Europeans. Reflecting the impact of even a couple of dozens of these missiles is absolutely not equivalent to intercepting the same number of slower and lighter Tomahawks: the 7-ton cruise missile will continue high-speed flight even after the hull is hit by the directional fragmentation or core effect of the interceptor missile, and as a result can reach the target. In the case of a direct hit to the body on the principle of "hit-to-kill", a heavy 750-kilogram high-explosive warhead can survive. In the dive mode, she will continue to fly to the target along the ballistic trajectory and will "lie down" in close proximity to it. Now you understand the essence of the psychosis of Western Europe after the appearance of our ships.
Not less annoying the British and defensive weapons, which are installed on our ships. "Peter the Great" is the carrier of X-NUMX-x long-range anti-aircraft missile systems - the C-2F Fort and the C-300FM Fort-M. Passing through the English Channel, the radii of action of the Fort-M create a no-fly zone almost over the entire territory of London at heights to 300 — 30 km, this is not the Frigate frigate with the only defensive Dagger on board. It was “Peter the Great” that made the British leadership and military command really nervous.
Yes, and no matter how much they "jibe" about the fuming power plant "Admiral Kuznetsov", in reality, they realize that they are dealing with the most protected aircraft carrier in the world. With the help of 8 combat modules ZRAK 3М87 "Dirk" and 4 KZRK "Dagger", capable of reflecting the simultaneous "stellar raid" 48 of Garpun anti-ship missiles, plus you should not forget about 6 ZAK AK-630. Western European media reported that the NATO naval command prepared for our ships a kind of “cat-and-mouse game” during which various surface ships and submarines of the British, Spanish and French naval forces would secretly accompany our ships to the shores of Syria, coordinating actions between each combat unit. Considering that the inevitable global military confrontation awaits us ahead of time, this “game” can be regarded as full-fledged military exercises with a likely adversary. Undoubtedly, our sailors will also gain invaluable experience in detecting, tracking and identifying NATO ships and submarines using radar signatures, acoustic noise, as well as radiation frequencies of shipborne radar complexes. Attention to our AUG from the side of the Allied Forces of NATO is more than close. For example, on the eve of the 2 British tactical fighter "Tornado GR4A" passed at low altitude over the AUG: according to Western sources, in order to obtain photographs of super high resolution, which can be considered in detail the state of weapons and radar systems of warships.
The flagship ships of the Russian fleet are accompanied by the 2 large anti-submarine ships of the 1155 Ave. “Deloi” - the Vice-Admiral Kulakov and Severomorsk. These ships with a displacement of 7500 tons have the most balanced range of weapons in their class, among which are: 2 ZRK "Dagger" simultaneously on 8 target channels for aerial targets, 4 ZAK AK-630M, 8 anti-submarine guided missiles 85-RU "Rastrub-B ", 2x12 rocket-6000" Smerch-2 "bomb-throwing bombs. The anti-submarine armament of the BOD Ave. 1155 is controlled by the 3 generation MG-355 “Polynom” hydroacoustic complex. This complex, under normal hydrological conditions, is capable of detecting enemy submarine targets in the first far zone of acoustic illumination (40-50 km). Of course, the AN / SQQ-89 (V) 7-15 series American SACs are more sensitive and accompany more targets, but the “Polynom” is enough to monitor the MAPL of the “Astute” type and other submarines suitable for our ships.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, October 22 2016, in an interview with the program "News on Saturday", made a very intriguing statement about the goals of the beginning of the mission of the aircraft carrier strike group of the Federation Council of the Russian Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean. As a priority, Peskov did not specify either the containment of coalition forces for the defense of the Russian-Syrian military infrastructure, nor the additional carrier-based strike aircraft, which, with every new square kilometer occupied by the government forces of Syria and the Russian contingent, “drives another stick into the wheel” of domination West in the Middle East. D. Peskov was brief, and brought everything under the neck of secrecy, specifying that the current land and sea percussion and defensive means were already enough there.
The real purpose of the campaign of "Admiral Kuznetsov", "Peter the Great" and escort ships refers to something that Dmitry Sergeevich Peskov denied in his statement. The situation around the offensive operation in Aleppo, which resumed from air strikes on Saturday 22 October, as well as around the liberated Palmyra, could be heated at any moment, and therefore the support of carrier-based aviation of the Russian Federation may be required immediately. What kind of exacerbation in question?
It is well known that the Iraqi Army, with the support of the massive US air force missile and air strikes, as well as the US Navy missile strikes, allegedly plan to oust about 9 thousands of IS militants from the captured city of Mosul. They are supported by the Kurdish Peshmerga civil defense units, who have experienced combat operations together with US Marines and Green Berets since the beginning and middle of the 2000's. And the most interesting is that all the details of the beginning assault operation are clearly stipulated with the command structures of ISIS. The offensive operation began on October 20 2016 of the year with a cursory artillery preparation in several locations around Mosul, but its development is very slow. This can be explained by the complexity of the territory being vacated, as well as by the 900 population of 1,000, plus the left-bank and right-bank locations of parts of the city along the banks of the Tigris River. But there is one more point.
A Russian military-diplomatic source in Moscow, 8 days before the first phase of the operation (October 12), reported on an agreement between the American and Arabian special services with the IG command to provide the first kind of "green corridor" for those who want to leave Mosul before the assault. Roughly speaking, part of the Daesh thugs, who need temporary rest or treatment, can go to the “resorts” in Saudi Arabia, Qatar or the UAE. Where does the rest go? Naturally, straight to the line of contact near Aleppo to deter the Syrian government forces, or, still worse, to try to attack the liberated Palmyra. For these tasks, Washington and Riyadh have planned at least 5000 IS militants, ostensibly ousted from Iraqi Mosul. And those losses that will follow in the course of an offensive operation on the above cities, the West and the Saudis can compensate for a long time with the help of the transfer of militants who temporarily left the IG enclave through the "green corridor". For your information, missile strikes by the US Air Force in Mosul will undergo strictly defined structures and empty strongholds to reduce casualties among militants, all clearly laid out on the shelves.
As cunning individuals such as Kirby and the IG, and “moderate opposition” and other little-known paramilitary groups in the SAR will receive hundreds of units of modern man-portable air defense systems, anti-tank missile systems, various artillery systems (including the RSZO) and electronic warfare. equipment for the conduct of modern network-centric warfare. The terrorists have been receiving all these gifts from the States for a long time, and after transferring additional forces from Mosul to the SAR they will start receiving more in large volumes.
This may for some time slow down the actions of the Syrian army both in Aleppo and behind Palmyra. To continue the liberation, it may be necessary to attract additional forces, which will be the deck aircraft deployed aboard our heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov. For shock operations there will be responsible MiG-29K / KUB carrier-based multi-role fighters, as well as several Ka-52K Katran attack helicopters, which are part of the 279-th separate naval fighter air regiment (OKIAP). Katrans, as the most advanced helicopter attack aircraft, will be able with surgical precision to suppress any militant activity on the hottest sections of the front at ranges up to 10 km using the Vikhr or Attack ATGMs. The pilots of the “Twenty-ninths” will be engaged in routine tasks, the basis of which will be the destruction of the IG infrastructure with the help of adjustable ammunition and tactical missiles of short and medium range type X-29L / T. But what will happen when the Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic, together with the Russian Aerospace Forces, suppress most of the resources prepared by the US and the Saudis?
It is then that one can expect a possible direct confrontation between the Russian Navy and the Russian Space Forces with the forces of the Western coalition. By this time, the unique combat resources of the Russian AUG that approached the SAR can urgently be needed.