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The “mysterious” Atlantic march of the CF corvettes will put on its ears the anti-submarine forces of NATO in the North Atlantic


The most popular British and American mass media, as well as our eminent ones, are unlikely to tell about this. news TV channels, because most of the events are likely to be behind a screen of suspense and will not be disclosed. But we will try to consider the event in more detail, relying on the operational and strategic situation in the North Atlantic region, where a number of large-scale conflicts between the Russian Federation and NATO can be played out in the foreseeable future both on the basis of the transformation of the existing “Baltic tension” into a military confrontation, and because of the beginning “ Arctic Race ”for control over vast areas of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. We are talking about the Atlantic campaign of the Baltic naval strike group, which began on Saturday, October 14 fleet The Russian Navy as a part of two improved project 20380 corvettes (Soobrazitelny with w / n 531 and “Boyky” with w / n 532) and one medium-sized sea tanker, project 160 “Kola”, with the goal of demonstrating the St. Andrew flag in different parts of the Atlantic Ocean. The campaign was announced by BF representative Roman Martov.

At first glance, the grouping tasks voiced by Roman Martov will be quite standard for this type of campaign and will be limited to conducting anti-submarine and anti-aircraft training operations against conditional submarine and air enemy, as well as actions to replenish stocks in the oceanic theater of operations. Corvette is equipped with shipboard anti-aircraft missile systems "Redut"; 3 to 4 km depending on the trajectory); the latter are capable of intercepting maneuvering ballistic objects by the kinetic “hit-to-kill” method and various low-altitude EAS. Anti-ship tasks are assigned to the 3K97 "Uranus" complex, presented by 12x48 KT-9 launchers with X-100У anti-ship missiles. Anti-submarine operations are performed by a compact 12-mm package-NK torpedo complex, designed to defend against enemy submarines in the 15 km radius and from torpedoes - in the 12 radius.

Despite the fact that such an arsenal of our miniature CBG is negligible compared to the number of NATO anti-ship assets in the North Atlantic, this is only the tip of the iceberg, where the basic means and tasks are hidden “under water” in the direct and figurative sense. As you already understood, our two corvettes and a tanker will operate in the Atlantic not alone, but under reliable cover carrying the regular combat duty of the submarine component of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy. It is on the last in this game of cat and mouse will be assigned the main range of complex tasks.

The first thing that will form the basis of the above tasks is the complete exclusion of the opening of one’s own location through enemy sonar, radar and magnetic equipment (RSL, active-passive sonar systems on enemy ships and submarines, as well as magnetic anomaly sensors on anti-submarine aircraft). Deeply improved modifications of the MAPL of the 971 K-328 Leopard and K-154 Tiger (Improved Akula) K-157 Vepr (Akula-II and K-335 Gepard) have similar stealth indicators. ("Akula-III"). Indicators of acoustic visibility in the first two versions of these torpedo-impact submarine cruisers almost correspond to the upgraded Los Angeles-class submarines, equipped with low-noise type propellers. The noise coefficient of the “Tiger” and “Wild boar” is about 4 - 5 is less in comparison with the early project 671РТМК “Schuka”. The noise of the K-335 “Cheetah” submarine (an upgraded version with the NATO nickname “Akula-III”) is even lower and is at the level of the multi-purpose atomic submarines of 885 / M Yassen-M and the early Virginia “blocks” ; This is achieved thanks to a perfect two-frame beam-type construction, where all mechanical components (OK-650.01 steam generating installation, OK-9BM single-shaft steam turbine installation, main circular pumps, etc.) are located on the damping frames and platforms, also called stack frames.

What does this mean in relation to the current approach of our Central Command of the Baltic Fleet to the North Atlantic? Taking into account the fact that by the time our CUG maneuvers began, the Icelandic minimum, which causes the appearance of a large number of cyclones and the complex hydrological situation, will have a maximum effect on the region, it will be extremely difficult to detect the low-noise Shchuk-B using NATO acoustic equipment. Such hull nose hydroacoustic complexes as AN / BQQ-10, as well as onboard wide-aperture passive AN / BQG-5A (installed on Virginia-class submarines) will be able to track the K-335 “Gepard” at a distance of about 35 - 40 km with excellent hydrological conditions, as well as if the speed of the “Pike-B” will be slightly higher than the 7-8 nodes. In our case, the Pike-B guarding corvettes (or one submarine) will “sneak” through the waters of the North Atlantic at 4-5 nodes speed, making it almost impossible to detect them. In addition to covering our Corresponding Corvette and Boyky corvettes, the acoustic reconnaissance of modern NATO naval submarines will undoubtedly be included in the list of tasks of the atomic submarines of the Northern Fleet.

The British National Astute-class multipurpose nuclear-powered submarines are of the greatest interest to the Russian Navy command. It is these submarines that will become the main submarine component of the “A2 / AD” zone, which will be formed in the Norwegian and North Seas in the event of an escalation of the conflict in the North Atlantic region. “Estyut”, released on duty from naval bases in Scotland, will be able to quickly increase their presence anywhere in the North Atlantic, in contrast to the US “Virginia”. Also, obtaining information about the acoustic profile of these submarines is important because of their future participation in the “Arctic race”, where London claims to have a very decent underwater jackpot in the Arctic region. This is evidenced by a publication provided by 10 on April 2016, the British edition of The Sunday Times, citing the command of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, which reports on the imminent resumption of combat duty of British nuclear submarines in the Arctic Ocean. The Astute class MAPL, developed by BAE Systems concern, is one of the most modern western attack nuclear submarine cruisers on a par with the French Barracuda class submarines and the American Virginia submarines under construction. Compared to the latter, the class "Estujt" is characterized by the presence of the most powerful rocket and torpedo arsenal of 38 rocket "Tomahawk" and torpedoes "Spearfish", used from 6 nasal 533-mm torpedo tubes (in a different ratio depending on the operation).

In fact, any of the Astute class MAPLs is capable of reaching the launch lines of the 40 SCS UGM-109E “Tomahawk Block IV” from the Barents Sea in all cities of central Russia. It is for this reason that it is extremely important to carefully study all the known physical fields of submarines of this class for easier and more successful search for and destruction of them on the distant approaches to our sea borders. Nevertheless, such acoustic reconnaissance cannot be attributed to the category of light tasks, because despite the small maximum depth of immersion in 300 - 350 m (“Pike-B” can dive on 600 m), “Estuyt” has worthy indicators of acoustic secrecy, which practically not inferior to the first modifications of the "Virginia" and "Akula-II". In particular, the submarines are equipped with modern "quiet" water-jet propulsion from the company "Rolls-Royce", and the design of the power plant provides all the noise reduction and anti-vibration options used on most well-known submarines, including the "Shuku-B". The steam generator, steam turbine installation, turbine generators, rocket-torpedo / mine weapon supply mechanisms for torpedo tubes and other units are installed on specialized shock-absorbing platforms that reduce noise to 55 - 65 dB. The hull of the submarine is covered with a specialized sound-absorbing envelope. However, even in this case, the crews of our Shchuka-B class submarines can “feel” the acoustic signature “Astute”. To do this, they have at their disposal a unique high-energy sonar complex МГК-540 “Skat-3” with fully digitized computing facilities, as well as an information processing and display interface.

The complex is represented by a powerful nasal hydroacoustic station with a cylindrical phased acoustic grill based on more than 5 hundreds of hydrophones, as well as extended on-board high-sensitivity power systems of high sensitivity providing the 971 Shchuka-B aerial azimuth zone of reliable review in 260 - 300 degrees. Complements the capabilities of the complex low-frequency gas "Skat-3" with a flexible long towed antenna, located in the OLV gondola on the tail vertical stabilizer. MGK-540 "Skat-3" has the highest sensitivity and hardware-software filters for selection of real noise from underwater and surface facilities against the background of various acoustic anomalies. Due to this, the direction finding range of underwater targets (under the most favorable hydrological conditions) can reach 220-230 km (the third zone of acoustic illumination, replete with significant fluctuations). Similar detecting qualities are possessed by strategic missile submarine cruisers of the Borey Ave. 955, equipped with a similar MGK-600B Irtysh-Amfora-B hydroacoustic complex. This is comparable to the Type 2076 hydroacoustic complex of the Astute submarines, which is represented by more than 13000 hydrophones.

Multipurpose nuclear submarine class "Astute"

In addition to the GCK-540 “Skat-3”, “Pike-B” carries on board a lot of additional hydroacoustic stations, including: GAS fixing the start of cavitation of MG-512 “Vint-M” propellers, GAS of determining underwater sound speed MG- 543 "Reflector", as well as the GAS search for bottom and anchor mines MG-519 "Arfa-M". And, despite the fact that long-range anti-submarine aircraft P-8A "Poseidon" operated by the US Navy for over 4 years, and several sides are tested from the American airfield Navy Jacksonville (Florida) for further transmission of the British Air Force, none of the machines could not monitor the insidious waters of the North Atlantic for the presence of our low-noise attack submarines off the coast of the United Kingdom, the United States or Norway. Very soon, the Shchuk-B in such Atlantic campaigns will be joined by the underwater attack cruisers of the 4 th generation of the 885 Yapen Ave. and 885M Yasen-M, which will eventually make NATO AUG in the Atlantic Ocean defenseless against the “disarming "Anti-ship strike even a pair of such submarines."

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  1. Semen Semyonitch
    Semen Semyonitch 19 October 2017 06: 21
    Hitler kaput fellow
  2. ares1988
    ares1988 19 October 2017 07: 04
    The author put forward the assumption that the corvettes act together with the submarines (an assumption not confirmed by anything), and then, using this hypothesis as a proven fact, he instantly defeated the "defenseless NATO fleets". It turned out funny.
    1. 19 October 2017 08: 57
      To catch fear on a sworn partner is the first thing! Let it suggest and doubt. But what if? You can expect everything from these Russians.
      1. Sharansky
        Sharansky 19 October 2017 11: 38
        Yeah, as many as two corvettes is a terrible force. NATO is in shock!
      2. ares1988
        ares1988 19 October 2017 12: 53
        Vlad, it’s unlikely that NATO admirals read VO. Rather, it turned out to catch up with patriotism on readers)
        1. Kasym
          Kasym 19 October 2017 14: 59
          Ares1988, read in the rubric "Opinion" an interview with Yuri Drozdov (head of the Department of illegal intelligence of the KGB of the USSR), 18.10.2017/16/XNUMX. "... about the XNUMXth chapter of the American instruction to intelligence officers" Use of open sources of information "...". hi
          1. ares1988
            ares1988 19 October 2017 23: 45
            Kasym, but this is not the only, fortunately, source of information (open, I mean). In addition to open sources, intelligence also uses intelligence sources and technical means, the credibility of which is much greater than becoming on the Internet.
            1. Kasym
              Kasym 20 October 2017 16: 01
              I would be interested in the opinion of the pros on the site, and they are here. As well as the internal state of Russian society, what they think, care about, what is the reaction to int. events, what is the attitude of Russians to other countries, etc. hi
          2. Captain Nemo
            Captain Nemo 20 October 2017 21: 27
            And there’s General Platt’s excellent book, Strategic Intelligence Information Work. Can be found on the web in Russian. It was once issued by the Military Publishing House
      3. Nikolay Fedorov
        Nikolay Fedorov 19 October 2017 14: 35
        To catch fear on a sworn partner is the first thing! Let it suggest and doubt. But what if? You can expect everything from these Russians.

        The author modestly kept silent that our corvettes and submarines were equipped with units of Russian combat hackers, and he monitored all this and covered up the Great and Terrible Putin himself. The brigade ... good
 19 October 2017 15: 50
          Look, they pounced ...
          And who knows what they cover up there? Maybe Losharika at -1000m, and maybe even some Buffalo with a super-duper nanomegapopa. Who is ready to give a tooth?
          1. ares1988
            ares1988 19 October 2017 23: 41
            Or maybe Occam’s razor - and just show the flag?)
            1. Grigory_78
              Grigory_78 20 October 2017 09: 28
              We will see. I think the success of the flag demonstration will show the size of the tantrum. If on duty - it means really two corvettes and all.
       23 October 2017 22: 41
                And if not, then Losharik successfully completed his mission and no one knew about it. Everywhere you throw it is nice everywhere.
      4. antivirus
        antivirus 19 October 2017 18: 18
        the author is right in one WE BACK
        a loss on the outskirts put the Republic of Belarus in a position of encirclement (they approach the dad "from behind") and then how much to own Kaliningrad? - and the Baltic?
        ---- How do you all ask: what is our presence in the Indian Ocean?
        so it will be with the Baltic in 10-15 years, if the outskirts are not won back
        and this is Peter and the ports in the Gulf of Finland (except Kaliningrad) and the center of Russia from the Gulf of Riga
        At the expense of Crimea, they resolved the issue with the Caucasus and the World Cup.
        FOR THE Baltic, just harness ourselves (we fought for 300 and 400 years, but in the 2020s, the pros .... and .. TROUBLED) ???
        1. ares1988
          ares1988 19 October 2017 23: 40
          As for me: in the Baltic, “Crimea” will not work. It’s better not to even try - it will lead to a big slaughter. If it is itching to restore greatness in the region, then, perhaps, by other methods.
    2. Romario_Argo
      Romario_Argo 19 October 2017 17: 16
      The author suggested that corvettes act together with submarines

      this is the tactic of using the diverse forces of the fleet!
      three years ago, by chance I met a pensioner at the Bank, we got into a conversation,
      and that his pension is 250 000 rubles,
      and that he was the captain of a nuclear submarine.
      almost all of his subsequent stories confirm precisely this tactic of using the submarine fleet in combination with surface and aviation (!)
      1. ares1988
        ares1988 19 October 2017 23: 37
        I’ll clarify again: let's not confuse “usually” and “constantly”, “guess” and “know”. Do not look under each frigate submarine. As well: if the submarine is not visible - this does not mean that they are not there)
      2. Fedya2017
        Fedya2017 20 October 2017 02: 05
        Quote: Romario_Argo
        and that he was the captain of a nuclear submarine.

        He called himself - "Premier League Captain" ??! ...
        1. Stirbjorn
          Stirbjorn 20 October 2017 11: 25
          Quote: Fedya2017
          He called himself - "Premier League Captain" ??! ...

          yeah, and he flaunted such a pension in front of a stranger wassat I would also say that I got it at the bank with him, put it in a string bag and went on the bus
          1. Fedya2017
            Fedya2017 20 October 2017 18: 12
            Quote: Stirbjorn
            yeah, and he flaunted such a pension in front of a stranger, he would also say that he got it in a bank with him, put it in a string bag and went on a bus

            Hehe hehe !!! Exactly ... And everything is as it is about the fleet’s tactics, it tells all random interlocutors in the bank, and drew finger schemes on the floor ... Oh-ho-ho! ... And everyone understands ...
      3. stas-xnumx
        stas-xnumx 24 October 2017 10: 06
        Probably rather, the submarine commander? Excuse me, served an urgent term for 671 RTM 91-93))))
    3. smart ass
      smart ass 20 October 2017 02: 18
      He himself invented a fairy tale himself vnei and won.
  3. E50M
    E50M 19 October 2017 07: 30
    Hyundai Hoh Nato, Damantsev sat on a white horse and #draftsman Enemies give up
  4. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo 19 October 2017 07: 48
    Ushakov! As is, Ushakov !!!! lol
  5. novel66
    novel66 19 October 2017 09: 25
    I don’t want to fight something. can we part with the world?
    1. NIKNN
      NIKNN 19 October 2017 12: 08
      “Why don't you want to be with me, Lena?”
      “You must first conquer me.”
      - And in any way with you in a peaceful way? :)))
    2. Nikolay Fedorov
      Nikolay Fedorov 19 October 2017 14: 40
      Quote: novel xnumx
      I don’t want to fight something. can we part with the world?

      Do Russian wars want to happen?
      You ask the silence
      Above the width of the fields and fields,
      And birches and poplars,
      You will ask those soldiers,
      What's under the birches
      And their sons will answer you
      .... Do the Russians want war.

      Yes, we know how to fight,
      But we do not want again
      Soldiers fell in battle
      To the ground bitter.
      To the ground bitter.
      You will ask your mother,
      Ask my wife,
      And then you must understand
      ... Do the Russians want war.
  6. RL
    RL 19 October 2017 10: 57
    Fear yourself on your citizens. In other countries, they simply work. And the armed forces, too, exist for this, and the campaigns of the Russian flotillas are simply another exercise. It’s cheaper to wait for the Russian Armed Forces to move on to the exercises than to pay for both the “aggressor” and the “defender” themselves. Thank you for letting us train. Yes, and you can test the Russian radar and electronic warfare systems
    1. Essex62
      Essex62 19 October 2017 17: 23
      But personally, you don’t remember who liberated your country from the possessed alozych and his supermen. Why did you write us in the enemy? Again, with cunning zaklakso-saxons you will have cannon fodder.
      1. smart ass
        smart ass 20 October 2017 02: 23
        The Czechs and the Nazis lived well, went to work, a Skoda factory, made good tanks for the needs of the Wehrmacht, they handed in plans right on time .... though in a sign of resistance they wore black shirts ... they fought with the aggressor
    2. KonOn Off
      KonOn Off 19 October 2017 17: 35
      To whom is “us”? ... As in that joke: “We plowed ...”

      Some "sausage emigrants" like to stick to the achievements of another people and put an equal sign between them and themselves.
  7. Rash
    Rash 19 October 2017 11: 11
    Checkmate, gentlemen Americans!
  8. steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 October 2017 11: 37
    An article is like a balm for the soul.
  9. Vadim Sh.
    Vadim Sh. 19 October 2017 11: 45
    The enemy will be defeated, victory will be ours !!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. viktorch
    viktorch 19 October 2017 11: 50
    two corvettes will beat everyone, and then they will catch up and still beat.
    1. sapporo1959
      sapporo1959 19 October 2017 12: 20
      Well, they won’t beat, they won’t, but let us mark ourselves out of gallows as our gnomets. And the Russian spirit, as you know, is painfully smelly, so the Anglican milords will not be in service ...
    2. RL
      RL 19 October 2017 12: 56
      Russian grammar - “win” and not “win”! From the word "VICTORY", and not from the word "resentment"
      Russian patriots, when do you learn to write in Russian?
      1. KonOn Off
        KonOn Off 19 October 2017 17: 41
        So you also have a problem with the perception of sarcasm? Yes-ah ... Hard case!
        1. antivirus
          antivirus 19 October 2017 18: 10
          the liver is not saturated - sad humor does not understand
          now does not see our golden autumn
  11. faiver
    faiver 19 October 2017 12: 42
    and the cargo ship with caps is in the squadron? laughing
  12. Curious
    Curious 19 October 2017 13: 27
    Well, who is it that required aircraft carriers to build?
    To put Damantsev as a Komflot, he will put NATO boats on his knees with one of the boats, giving each of them (boats) a powerful underwater component.
    1. Curious
      Curious 19 October 2017 13: 28
      For some reason, the joke about the elusive Joe was remembered.
  13. Gnefredov
    Gnefredov 19 October 2017 14: 22
    Two corvettes walked by the sea
    - the power, it seems, is small.
    Well, pendos at the platoon
    - there are submarines ... dofiga.

    Major General Pendocov
    - Turnip began to scratch.
    Guessed the enemy
    - that goes Edrena mother :)
  14. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 19 October 2017 15: 25
    here I am wondering .. is it reading for whom? for the enemy, to convince him that we still wow! or the author himself suggests that we wow ?. Having read this, the First Lord of the Admiralty should give the command to open the kingstones to all the ships of the British Navy .. so that the Russians did not take them in tow.
  15. Indifferent
    Indifferent 19 October 2017 21: 52
    Great article written. I was already crying! Two corvettes and two boats will come out, remove all the noise of the adversary’s boats, and then they will defeat everyone! The whole fleet of NATA. Tremble the enemy! Our go! Can there also send a couple and IL-38 with refueling? Well, to support the pants!
    Well done Damantsev! Understands where no one else understands.
  16. Veteran
    Veteran 19 October 2017 23: 22
    Hmm, if you also take into account that of the four nuclear submarines listed by the author, only one is now in service of the Northern Fleet (“Cheetah”), then ... we will force all boats under repair to go to sea and “give out thunder of victory ...”
  17. alexmach
    alexmach 19 October 2017 23: 49
    The first thing that will be the basis of the above tasks is the complete exclusion of opening one's own location

    Target number 1 seems to fail. They wrote about it on the Internet.
  18. Ocha3
    Ocha3 20 October 2017 00: 41
    35-40 km ... 220-230 km ... Where do these numbers come from? Well, with the capabilities of the American BQQ-10, BQG-5A, I may agree. And then, probably, in favorable conditions. But our "deeply modernized" complexes are clearly still far behind them! And why did the author not mention the presence in the arsenal of our "Pike" MNK-200? Let's be honest with each other. Not for nothing that our submariners in the fight against enemy planes are taught to shoot torpedoes blindly. And beat without a miss. But that's all, of course, in theory. It’s better to tell someone, what kind of antenna is this in the nose of the English “Estuites”?
    1. Shtroffrus
      Shtroffrus 21 October 2017 13: 23
      when writing art books, much is possible. Do you want Borey to surrender the fleet in a year and a half, or Armat will buy a train. Maybe a person from the category of artistic publicists.
  19. Radikal
    Radikal 20 October 2017 01: 25
    The “mysterious” Atlantic march of the CF corvettes will put on its ears the anti-submarine forces of NATO in the North Atlantic
    And what - our corvettes will go under water ?! belay wassat
    1. Shtroffrus
      Shtroffrus 21 October 2017 13: 29
      the author writes that corvettes have cover for the nuclear submarines)))
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  21. Cuba
    Cuba 21 October 2017 15: 51
    Quote: Semen Semenych
    Hitler kaput fellow

    Truly kaput !!
  22. stas-xnumx
    stas-xnumx 24 October 2017 10: 10
    I’ll go and I’ll inflate my rubber boat, and there you look, the underwater component will become attached)))))))
  23. Conductor
    Conductor 8 August 2018 11: 19
    Pulled back there for the spirits also a couple of TU 160
  24. Conductor
    Conductor 8 August 2018 11: 25
    And there’s also a terrible secret, on each corvette there is 1 instant of 25 R, they both will fly up for reconnaissance, shur moore, over the naty, those heads will spin. And there is also 1-2, we use the experience of the British in drowning Bismarck, sort of our Swordfish.