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Potential and prospects of the Caspian flotilla

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Watchdog "Dagestan" pr. 11661 - the flagship of the Caspian flotilla


The Red Banner Caspian Flotilla is the smallest formation of the Russian Navy, but it solves the problem of protecting one of the most important areas. In recent years, systematic and effective modernization has been carried out, which has made it possible to significantly increase all the main indicators of the flotilla. At the same time, the updating processes are continuing - and in the future they will give new remarkable results.

Ship composition


The basis of the CFL is made up of warships and boats, as well as auxiliary vessels of all main classes. In recent years, the flotilla has received a lot of new pennants of different classes. To date, the share of modern samples in the ship-and-boat structure has been brought to 80%. It is curious that in 2016 its share reached 86%, but then slightly decreased due to natural processes.

The main combat units of the KFL are modern ships with guided missile weapons. These are two patrol boats / corvettes of project 11661 "Gepard", commissioned in 2003 and 2012, as well as three small missile ships of project 21631 "Buyan-M" and a missile boat of project 12411T. There are small artillery ships of project 21630 "Buyan" (3 units), as well as artillery boats of project 1204 (4 units) and 1 boat of project 1400M.


Launch of Caliber missiles by KFL ships

Combat ships and boats carry a variety of weapons. Of greatest interest is the Kalibr-NK missile system with a range of thousands of kilometers. Its potential was demonstrated back in 2015, and since then the number of launch vehicles and deployed missiles has grown significantly.

KFL has a fairly developed amphibious fleet. There are eight landing craft projects 1176, 11770 and 21820 to support the combat work of the marines. At least 7-8 anti-sabotage boats of various types have been put into service. There is a developed grouping of raid and base minesweepers of several projects in the amount of 8 units.

Search and rescue support of the flotilla is assigned to 11 pennants. Among them are several rescue tugs, fire-fighting vessels and offshore diving boats. 15 vessels of all main classes are responsible for logistical support, incl. sea ​​and harbor tugs, tankers and weapons transports. There are hydrographic boats and ships - only 5 units.

The construction of ships, vessels and boats for the KFL continues, and in the near future it is expected that new combat and auxiliary units will be commissioned. In addition, scheduled repairs with restoration or modernization are carried out.


Flotilla boats

Coastal troops


The CFL includes not the most numerous, but rather developed coastal troops. Due to recent changes in the organizational and staff structure and the formation of new units and divisions, it was possible to significantly increase their potential. In addition, previously absent samples entered service with the BV KFl, with the help of which they expanded the range of tasks to be solved.

The largest unit in BV is the 177th Marine Regiment, formed in 2018. It has two battalions stationed in Astrakhan and Kaspiysk. It is armed with modern samples. weapons and technology. The basis of the regiment's fleet of equipment is the BTR-82 amphibious armored personnel carriers.

At the beginning of the year, the 51st separate coastal missile division received a new materiel. Its task is to protect the coast from enemy ships using the Bal missile system. The coastal forces had systems of this class earlier, but a few years ago they were transferred to the Black Sea Fleet. Now there are missile systems on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Modern capabilities


In its current form, the Caspian Flotilla is a sufficiently developed and powerful formation of the Navy, capable of solving several key tasks in its region and, what is important, beyond its borders. Both containment and strikes against enemy targets are provided.


Demonstration performances of the Marine Corps

The size of the Russian flotilla, at least, is not inferior to the naval associations of other countries of the Caspian region. At the same time, there are significant advantages in the form of novelty and high characteristics of weapons and equipment, as well as in the form of a high level of personnel training.

The main task of the CFL remains to maintain peace and security in the Caspian Sea region, to protect the maritime borders and the coast of Russia, and with them other nearby regions, from a possible attack. Surface forces and coastal troops are able to detect and destroy in time any strike grouping of third countries in the region.

As practice has already shown, the offensive capabilities of the CFL are of particular importance. Ships carrying cruise missiles, without leaving the Caspian Sea, are capable of attacking targets at ranges of up to 2-2,5 thousand km. Thus, the largest region, from the Middle East to Central Asia, is under the control of corvettes and RTOs.


Coastal troops on exercises

In the wake of recent events, the situation in the Transcaucasus is of particular importance. This region is included in the CFL's area of ​​responsibility, and it is she who will have to respond to aggressive actions of third countries. It is important that the capabilities of the flotilla will make it possible to solve combat missions not only in the region, but also beyond its borders. The target for missiles from the Caspian Sea may be remote facilities of countries intending to advance their interests by destabilizing the situation in the Transcaucasus.

It should be borne in mind that the CFL is not the only component of the Russian armed forces. The Red Banner Black Sea Fleet and many formations of the Southern Military District are also responsible for protecting the southern borders. The well-known events of recent years show their potential - and demonstrate what the armed forces as a whole are capable of.

It should be recalled that CFL turns out to be not only a military but also a diplomatic instrument. The countries of the Caspian region maintain equal international relations, and their fleets contribute to this. KFL ships have repeatedly made friendly visits to foreign ports, and also regularly participate in international maneuvers. Such processes contribute to the reduction of tensions and the growth of trust.

Quality or quantity


For a number of objective reasons, the Caspian Flotilla could never compare with other fleets in terms of the number of ships and vessels or the size of coastal troops. In addition, for a long time its development and renewal were carried out far from being a priority. However, in recent years the situation has changed dramatically.


The Bal coastal missile system is looking for a training target

The CFL remains the smallest formation of the Russian Navy, which affects its appearance and potential. However, opportunities were found for the active development of the flotilla and the build-up of combat capabilities without a significant increase in numbers. In fact, it was in the interests of the CFL that new types of small missile and artillery ships were created, capable of carrying modern and effective weapons.

Despite all the difficulties and problems, in a limited time, it was possible to carry out a massive rearmament of the CFL, bringing the share of modern samples to 80-86 percent. Other measures led to an increase in other key indicators. At the same time, the process of military construction and modernization does not stop. New facilities for various purposes are being commissioned, new divisions are being formed and modern samples are being supplied.

Thus, it is quite easy to predict the future of the Red Banner Caspian Flotilla. In recent years, its appearance and capabilities have changed significantly, and the results achieved will be maintained for the foreseeable future. In addition, new steps of various kinds should be expected, which will again lead to the strengthening of naval forces and coastal forces. CFl will remain small in terms of quantity - but in terms of quality it will meet all the requirements.
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  1. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 1 December 2020 18: 12
    +10
    In view of the fact that NATO represented by Turkey is already in the Caspian, the importance of the flotilla can hardly be overestimated.
    1. KCA
      KCA 1 December 2020 18: 32
      +3
      Russia has a slight advantage over NATO in the person of Turkey - NATO can only deploy a flotilla of inflatable boats against RTOs in the Caspian Sea, which can either be built new in Zelenodolsk or relocated from the Baltic or the Black Sea Fleet
      1. 7,62h54
        7,62h54 2 December 2020 08: 35
        -3
        Now estimate the distance from Azerbaijan to Kaspiisk. There will be hundreds and a half kilometers. What do you think?
        1. KCA
          KCA 2 December 2020 09: 25
          +2
          I think that the distance is just right for large landing inflatable motor boats
    2. iouris
      iouris 1 December 2020 19: 47
      +4
      Have the Turks already organized the straits in the Caspian?
      Lord, NATO in the Caspian. Again the war for the Astrakhan Khanate.
      1. Boris ⁣ Shaver
        Boris ⁣ Shaver 3 December 2020 11: 52
        0
        Quote: iouris
        Are the straits in the Caspian Sea already organized by the Turks?

        Railway
        At the expense of the necessary corridor - we have already caved in the agreements.
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 1 December 2020 18: 20
    +7
    Thank you author. I read it with pleasure. From the comments - few illustrations of the types of ships.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 1 December 2020 19: 30
      +7
      Good evening, Buddy. hi

      The small rocket ship Veliky Ustyug, the newest of the Caspian Flotilla ships, was included in the fleet at the end of 2014, it is also one of the most powerful ships, its main caliber is 8 Kalibr cruise missiles launched vertically from silos.
      1. Lionnvrsk
        Lionnvrsk 1 December 2020 21: 39
        +7
        Quote: Sea Cat
        Small rocket ship "Veliky Ustyug",

        In 2017, we were fishing in May at the main bank at base 177 below Mumra. We saw these "small" RCs. While we were sipping a Budweiser from the morning and dragging a wobble, they gradually passed by - Uglich, and then Veliky Ustyug. Impressed !!
        1. CTABEP
          CTABEP 2 December 2020 10: 39
          +2
          Every year they are dragged along the Volga, this year Veliky Ustyug was taken. I took a picture of him from the yacht when I passed by :)
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 1 December 2020 18: 35
    +13
    The only body of water in the world where our fleet is dominated ...
    1. Nikon OConor
      Nikon OConor 1 December 2020 18: 58
      +1
      Why is that? The Russian Black Sea Fleet is also a weighty argument. And only Turkish can compete with it in this water area. Maybe, maybe not (sorry bully I could not resist). The sick man of Europe is still sick, although he "recovered" slightly.
    2. businessv
      businessv 1 December 2020 19: 04
      +2
      Quote: Thrifty
      The only body of water in the world where our fleet is dominated ...

      But confidently! But seriously, I was pleased with the article, although it was written somehow in an official manner, I even thought it was a report from the Ministry of Defense. smile
  4. businessv
    businessv 1 December 2020 19: 05
    +2
    CFl will remain small in quantitative terms - but in terms of quality it will meet all the requirements.
    Kirill, thanks for the article, I read it with interest!
  5. Catfish
    Catfish 1 December 2020 19: 53
    +8
    One of the first. Gunboats "Kars" and "Ardahan" (1909 - 10years).
    Displacement 675 tons, speed 14,5 knots. Crew 120 people (including 8 officers).
    Artillery - 2x120 mm Kane cannons, 4x75 mm Kane cannons. 4 machine guns.
    Both canboats completed their service in 1058-59.

    1. Constanty
      Constanty 1 December 2020 22: 13
      +9
      These ships at one time really "had no analogues in the world" - the first sea ships with diesel engines and the first modern warships launched on board the onboard system.
      I have great love for them, because I wrote my first article about them 25 years ago. Interesting and durable ships - it is a pity that they are underestimated and a little forgotten.
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 1 December 2020 22: 34
        +3
        Good night, namesake. But we remember them, so they are not forgotten. smile
  6. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 1 December 2020 19: 58
    -4
    everything is very beautiful, but artillery boats will not be able to withstand even a battery of 120 mm mortars, not to mention a battery of 152-155 howitzers
    1. Sanguinius
      Sanguinius 1 December 2020 20: 32
      +4
      This is precisely the naval artillery that has a significant advantage over coastal artillery systems! So you are wrong!
      1. Ryaruav
        Ryaruav 1 December 2020 20: 36
        +4
        in terms of the number of trunks, caliber and guidance accuracy, these punt boats are absolutely not competitors (this is about the Caspian Sea)
    2. URAL72
      URAL72 1 December 2020 21: 14
      +1
      They cannot be approached at the range of mortar firing. Field art can work on moving sea targets only with direct fire, but a specialized type of Bal, in my opinion, no one has it.
    3. Catfish
      Catfish 1 December 2020 22: 32
      +4
      It is very problematic to get from a mortar into a boat, especially if it goes on a countercourse.
  7. xomaNN
    xomaNN 1 December 2020 20: 09
    0
    The Caspians of the Russian Navy have a better condition and availability of weapons, in comparison with their Caspian neighbors, even better than the ratio with the enemy in the Pacific Fleet, Northern Fleet, and BF drinks
  8. Pavel57
    Pavel57 1 December 2020 20: 56
    0
    If you suddenly have to fight against the fleet of any of the neighbors in the Caspian, then the main force will not be the fleet, but the aviation.
  9. Old26
    Old26 1 December 2020 21: 40
    +4
    Quote: 7,62x54
    In view of the fact that NATO represented by Turkey is already in the Caspian, the importance of the flotilla can hardly be overestimated.

    Has Turkey already announced a set of barge haulers for dragging its ships from the Black Sea to the Caspian?

    The biggest plus is the redeployment of the flotilla from Astrakhan to Kaspiysk. Now at least there will be no problems with leaving the base
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 2 December 2020 00: 36
      0
      Quote: Old26
      Quote: 7,62x54
      In view of the fact that NATO represented by Turkey is already in the Caspian, the importance of the flotilla can hardly be overestimated.

      Has Turkey already announced a set of barge haulers for dragging its ships from the Black Sea to the Caspian?

      He meant (probably) that the Azerbaijani Navy will fight for the Turks in the Caspian ...
      1. WILL
        WILL 2 December 2020 10: 00
        +4
        Iran also has a fairly balanced flotilla in the Caspian. The second, full-fledged player in the region.
      2. CastroRuiz
        CastroRuiz 5 December 2020 15: 06
        0
        Znaya kovarnost Turok, skoree ich korabli / moriaki pod AZ flagom.
  10. Victorio
    Victorio 1 December 2020 21: 58
    -1
    I wonder, is there anything planned for the delivery of equipment / infantry by sea?
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 2 December 2020 00: 48
      +3
      Quote: Victorio
      I wonder, is there anything planned for the delivery of equipment / infantry by sea?

      Due to the lack (small number) of landing craft, the KFL BMP, when it was reduced to two separate MP battalions, removing all heavy weapons ...
      What was removed (in black), see for yourself:
      According to VIKI (formerly 77th Guards BR.MP, dec. 01.12.2008)
      brigade management (Kaspiysk);
      414th separate battalion of marines (Kaspiysk).
      725th separate battalion of marines (Kaspiysk);
      727th Separate Marine Battalion (Astrakhan);
      1200th separate reconnaissance battalion (Kaspiysk);
      1408th separate howitzer artillery battalion;
      1409th separate howitzer artillery battalion;
      975th separate communications battalion (Kaspiysk);
      1387th separate anti-aircraft missile and artillery division;
      530rd Separate EW Company
      .
      BR.MP apparently became a victim of a "new look" ....
      1. Victorio
        Victorio 2 December 2020 11: 46
        0
        Quote: Lara Croft
        Due to the lack (small number) of landing craft, the KFL BMP, when it was reduced to two separate MP battalions, removing all heavy weapons ...

        ===
        thanks, understand
  11. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 2 December 2020 00: 55
    +3
    as well as artillery boats pr. 1204 (4 units)


    This could be given to the DPR Navy as well ...
  12. dementor873
    dementor873 2 December 2020 01: 54
    +2
    Quote: 7,62x54
    In view of the fact that NATO represented by Turkey is already in the Caspian, the importance of the flotilla can hardly be overestimated.

    Nevertheless, it is difficult for them to carry out logistics to this region, now it is easier with Azerbaijan.
  13. V1er
    V1er 2 December 2020 02: 52
    +4
    Somehow to deliver there or build there a submarine with missiles with a range of 4-5 thousand km and keep the whole of Europe and Asia at gunpoint. Enemy aircraft have no access to the Caspian Sea, there are no enemy submarines and plc. The perfect spot for a sneak strike.
    1. WILL
      WILL 2 December 2020 10: 14
      +3
      Actually confirmation of your words, the first in the Russian Federation, The massive use of cruise missiles Caliber against real targets, just happened from the Caspian Sea!
  14. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 2 December 2020 08: 29
    +3
    With such a dynamic development of the political situation, it will reach 636.6 in the Caspian. The problem is that all these ships are absolutely defenseless from the air. All wars and conflicts over the past 30-40 years show that the main threat of the initial stage comes from above. And I will say here my humble opinion - this kinetic means of destruction is coming to an end, and the future belongs to microwaves, laser, and so on. And these are other technologies and here I am worried about our capabilities.
  15. Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 2 December 2020 09: 55
    +2
    in view of the fact that the navies of neighboring states are not too large, a military conflict is predicted to be unlikely in the near future, the flotilla is easy to replenish at the expense of other fleets ... Black Sea Fleet, and with the Black Sea Fleet transfer a couple of new frigates to the oceans.
    1. WILL
      WILL 2 December 2020 10: 08
      -1
      Quote: vladimir1155
      in view of the fact that the navies of neighboring states are not too large, a military conflict is predicted to be unlikely in the near future, the flotilla is easy to replenish at the expense of other fleets ... Black Sea Fleet, and with the Black Sea Fleet transfer a couple of new frigates to the oceans.

      Don't forget the Iranian Navy. Missile boats are being built there quite massively (with cruise missiles, an analogue of Our Kh-55). I think the option of reducing the numerical and qualitative composition of the Russian Caspian Flotilla is inappropriate.
      1. Vladimir1155
        Vladimir1155 2 December 2020 10: 22
        +1
        Quote: ANIMAL
        Iranian Navy. Missile boats are being built there quite massively.

        and what are you going to fight Iran in the interests of the United States? ... pay attention they have boats, not corvettes, they are just smarter. and by the way, they can't add boats to Volgodon and Volgobalt, the Russian Federation may well add the brawlers and karakurt that have become useless there instead of corvettes so necessary in other waters
        1. WILL
          WILL 2 December 2020 11: 14
          +1
          Quote: vladimir1155

          and what are you going to fight Iran in the interests of the United States? ... pay attention they have boats, not corvettes, they are just smarter. and by the way, they can't add boats to Volgodon and Volgobalt, the Russian Federation may well add the brawlers and karakurt that have become useless there instead of corvettes so necessary in other waters

          Iran, it is worth noting the "neighbor" is also quite unpredictable, It is not inclined towards special "friendship" towards Russia. Iran has three Naval Bases in the Caspian Sea, and they absolutely do not need to transfer boats to the Caspian Sea, they are building them right there. By the way, the armament of Iranian missile boats is quite good, in addition to analogues of Our X-55, there are also Chinese anti-ship missiles and anti-ship missiles of their own production.
          I am for the Caspian Flotilla to continue to dominate this region, protecting the interests of Russia, against its weakening.
          1. Vladimir1155
            Vladimir1155 2 December 2020 11: 34
            +2
            Quote: ANIMAL
            protecting the interests of Russia,

            what is needed is not formal ships, for the sake of "unpredictable" goals and situations, but nuclear submarines on the oceans, for which frigates and corvettes would be useful as cover for water areas. The likelihood of Iranian aggression against a neutral nuclear power in the context of its confrontation with the United States and Israel is negligible.
          2. alexmach
            alexmach 2 December 2020 13: 28
            +2
            in addition to analogues of Our X-55

            X-35? about the Uranus, probably it's all the same and not about strategic missiles?
            1. WILL
              WILL 2 December 2020 15: 02
              +2
              Ukraine handed over to Iran the documentation on both missiles, X 35 and X 55. Iran has long-range missiles in its arsenal, but I don’t know on which carriers.
  16. Pavel57
    Pavel57 2 December 2020 12: 25
    -1
    Quote: ANIMAL
    By the way, the armament of Iranian missile boats is quite good, in addition to analogues of Our X-55, there are also Chinese anti-ship missiles and anti-ship missiles of their own production.

    And no one compared the power of the missile salvo of our flotilla with the fleets of our neighbors. In the class of anti-ship missiles, Iran has a salvo of anti-ship missiles definitely more than ours.

    Moreover, Caliber is not an anti-ship missile.
    1. WILL
      WILL 2 December 2020 12: 51
      +3
      Quote: Pavel57

      And no one compared the power of the missile salvo of our flotilla with the fleets of our neighbors. In the class of anti-ship missiles, Iran has a salvo of anti-ship missiles definitely more than ours.

      Moreover, Caliber is not an anti-ship missile.

      Yah??? what
      Caliber is a common name for cruise missiles, among the entire range there are Rockets working on ground targets, anti-ship missiles and missiles - PLO torpedoes, and for submarines - their own. And what is there in the container loaded on a particular Ship - we can only guess.
  17. Pavel57
    Pavel57 2 December 2020 13: 04
    +2
    Quote: ANIMAL
    Caliber is a common name for cruise missiles, among the entire nomenclature there is

    Everyone has heard of the family. And at least once there were firing by Kilibras with MKR at a surface or, even more so, an underwater target?
    All MCRs for today are "charged" for ground targets in line with bypassing the limitations of the DRMSD.
    So really, the Flotilla has no anti-ship missiles in the salvo. Except for the coastal Balai Uranus on the TFR. And your minuses do not change the situation for me. Hence it follows that in the confrontation at sea, the most important role is played by the military.
    1. WILL
      WILL 2 December 2020 14: 56
      +3
      Keep the Plus! Are you in charge of planning at the General Staff? Where can you get information, what is and what is not? Or are they so naive that infa will be freely available - what and where (how many in pieces) is delivered to the launch containers? I repeat, Currently the Caspian Flotilla - Dominates the region.
      1. Pavel57
        Pavel57 2 December 2020 15: 04
        +1
        John's wort, we can only discuss what is in the public domain. And we also know that the General Staff does not always have time to adequately respond to external threats.
  18. Old26
    Old26 2 December 2020 15: 27
    +3
    Quote: V1er
    Somehow to deliver there or build there a submarine with missiles with a range of 4-5 thousand km and keep the whole of Europe and Asia at gunpoint. Enemy aircraft have no access to the Caspian Sea, there are no enemy submarines and plc. The perfect spot for a sneak strike.

    There is at least one submarine. Iranian. And why build or have a submarine there with a range of 4-5 thousand km. Not only will it be necessary to design and build a boat in one copy (it will be gold), but also to develop and produce a couple of dozen completely new missiles. Another gold piece ...
    Impossible to carry out. Build - too. There is nowhere to build, there are no such factories

    Quote: lopuhan2006
    With such a dynamic development of the political situation, it will reach 636.6 in the Caspian. The problem is that all these ships are absolutely defenseless from the air. All wars and conflicts over the past 30-40 years show that the main threat of the initial stage comes from above. And I will say here my humble opinion - this kinetic means of destruction is coming to an end, and the future belongs to microwaves, laser, and so on. And these are other technologies and here I am worried about our capabilities.

    Business will not reach the boats of Project 636.6. And how will you deliver these boats to the Caspian? By drag, like barge haulers?
    Yes, these ships practically do not have air defense systems (with the exception of MANPADS), but in the Caspian they are just more covered from the air, because the operational area of ​​these ships is under the "umbrella" of air defense and aviation from ground bases.
    Microwaves? Lasers? About 40 years ago, the Americans conducted the first laser test on the Titan rocket (an inflated tank for an effective explosion. The EMNIP distance is about 2 km. Only in 40 years nothing dramatic has appeared that would have brought laser weapons into the combat category. Drones are knocked down, boats are hit at a distance of 2-3 km. That's all the achievements. so do not worry. It is unlikely that something serious would appear in the coming decades

    Quote: ANIMAL
    Don't forget the Iranian Navy. Missile boats are being built there quite massively (with cruise missiles, an analogue of Our Kh-55). I think the option of reducing the numerical and qualitative composition of the Russian Caspian Flotilla is inappropriate.

    We haven't heard of this yet. the maximum that Iranian missile ships are armed with is an anti-ship missile with a range of 120-180 km. Chinese and Iranian clones. They don't have missiles like our Kh-55 in their navy

    Quote: vladimir1155
    and what are you going to fight Iran in the interests of the United States? ... pay attention they have boats, not corvettes, they are just smarter. and by the way, they can't add boats to Volgodon and Volgobalt, the Russian Federation may well add the brawlers and karakurt that have become useless there instead of corvettes so necessary in other waters

    There are already corvettes (according to the Iranian classification "destroyer"). The first of them in the Caspian is "Damavand". Increasing the number of missile boats can be elementary. They have shipbuilding facilities in the Caspian.
    They also have submarines in the Caspian Sea now. so we will also have to attend to the creation of an ASW ship designed for such theaters. It's good that the project already exists - "Sarsar"

    Quote: Pavel57
    Everyone has heard of the family. And at least once there were firing by Kilibras with MKR at a surface or, even more so, an underwater target?
    All MCRs for today are "charged" for ground targets in line with bypassing the limitations of the DRMSD.
    So really, the Flotilla has no anti-ship missiles in the salvo. Except for the coastal Balai Uranus on the TFR. And your minuses do not change the situation for me. Hence it follows that in the confrontation at sea, the most important role is played by the military.

    There were, and more than once. But usually the media ignore them. They are not interested when they are told that the target is hit at a range of 370-400 km. That's when they talk about 1500 km - that's wow. And for the first time about firing "Caliber" was announced in 2013 by the commander of the KVFL in 2013, when he said that a sea target was hit at a distance of 375 km, and a ground target at a distance of more than 1000 km. And the media safely "yawned" this information. But when in 2015 they fired at Syria at a distance of 1500 km - about how much euphoria the media had, which before that only used the performance characteristics of export options. In addition, listen to and read the materials on the same days of military acceptance. It directly named the number of missiles of both the 3M14 and 3M54 types. And the treaty has nothing to do with it. These missiles did not fall under any agreements, just like the American "tomahawks", and the fact that we did not have their carriers until a certain time - that was the point, not the treaty.
    The underwater target was not fired upon until this year. Only now missiles of the 91R type are finishing GLI and are preparing to be put into service to replace the RT of previous projects
    1. Pavel57
      Pavel57 2 December 2020 16: 35
      +1
      Old26,
      The conversation is not about Calibers in general, but about launching Calibers in the version of anti-ship missiles with RTOs. Have you been to the Caspian Sea too? Or I missed.
      1. Pavel57
        Pavel57 2 December 2020 17: 31
        0
        Let's count the salvo of the Flotilla anti-ship missiles -
        TATARSTAN - 8 Uraniums,
        RK type Tarantula - 4 Mosquitoes.
        ================= 12 missiles
        If we take into account the Calib carriers:
        DAGESTAN - 8
        2 RTOs 8 -16 each
        ============ 24

        Consider a volley of Iranian boats broke. Although about 2 years ago I compared the salvo of the Turkish fleet and the Black Sea Fleet.
  19. Old26
    Old26 2 December 2020 17: 25
    +3
    Quote: Pavel57
    Old26,
    The conversation is not about Calibers in general, but about launching Calibers in the version of anti-ship missiles with RTOs. Have you been to the Caspian Sea too? Or I missed.

    We missed it. During the 2013 exercises, it was in the Caspian Sea, and it was from the RTOs that anti-ship missiles were launched on sea targets and CD on the ground
  20. Kara
    Kara 2 December 2020 22: 39
    +18
    The Caspian Flotilla is a lifesaver for the KChF
  21. solombalec
    solombalec 6 December 2020 13: 27
    0
    If any mess happens, then the first thing is not to start up the Gauges, but to seize the oil fields and shut them down (and keep them). This is the CFL task. will be executed.
  22. Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 23 January 2021 09: 47
    0
    both corvettes are redundant there, especially in the prospect of shallowing this sea