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The ships of the Azerbaijani Navy will arrive in Astrakhan for the first time with an unofficial visit

The ships of the Azerbaijani Navy will arrive in Astrakhan for the first time with an unofficial visit

Commander of the Naval Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Vice Admiral Sultanov Shahin Ashraf oglu.

ASTRAKHAN, September 3. / Corr. ITAR-TASS Elena Porotikova. Azerbaijani Navy ships will arrive in Astrakhan for an unofficial visit on Wednesday for the first time, ITAR-TASS correspondent was informed by the deputy commander of the Caspian Flotillas, Captain 1st rank Alexander Prokhorov. "The ships of the Azerbaijani Navy left the port of Baku. Now they are accompanied by our small artillery ship Volgodonsk. On Wednesday, guests will arrive at the port of Astrakhan," Prokhorov said.

Three warships will arrive in Astrakhan, among them the patrol ship of the 159 A project and the control ship of the 888 project. The detachment is headed by the commander of the Naval Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Vice Admiral Sultanov Shahin Ashraf oglu.

According to the press service of the Southern Military District, in the one-day visit program, the Azerbaijani guests are scheduled to meet with the command of the Caspian Flotilla and the leadership of the Astrakhan region. The sailors will also lay wreaths at the Eternal Flame and flowers at the monument to the first president of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev. In addition, at two o'clock the ships of the Azerbaijani Navy will open "doors" for everyone, you can take pictures and inspect the cabins and the cabin of the ships.

Representatives of the Caspian flotilla visited the Republic of Azerbaijan several times. This year the rocket ship Dagestan and the small artillery ship Volgodonsk were in Baku in early August.
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  1. Sirs
    Sirs 4 September 2013 06: 26 New
    Strengthen the Caspian Flotilla and strengthen it again.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 4 September 2013 09: 33 New
      So, they strengthen it as much as they can. The second RTO Uglich with UKKS was already transferred, Sviyazhsk was undergoing tests - another 3 ship of this project was being built for the CFL.

      By the end of the year there will be an 3 ship with UKKS-8, and this is 24 missiles in a salvo with a coating right up to the Persian Gulf.
  2. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 4 September 2013 06: 37 New
    All flags will be with us! (Pushkin).
  3. kotdavin4i
    kotdavin4i 4 September 2013 07: 41 New
    The usual courtesy return visit, nothing out of the ordinary.
  4. awg75
    awg75 4 September 2013 08: 01 New
    For the first time, the ships of the Azerbaijani Navy will arrive in Astrakhan with an unofficial visit - and the sailors will organize the Cherkizon market on the pier on the move! come prices will make you happy !!!
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 4 September 2013 08: 36 New
      AMG, so you pay for hospitality ??? chuckles and jokes ??? verily, there are some for whom there is nothing sacred!)))))))
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  6. waisson
    waisson 4 September 2013 09: 18 New
    the fleet consists of missile-torpedo-patrol boats and another 6-7 landing ships and mine minesweepers
  7. genisis
    genisis 4 September 2013 09: 56 New
    Also, sailors will lay wreaths at the Eternal Flame and flowers at the monument to the first President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev.

    There is a monument to Heydar Aliyev in Astrakhan ???????
    And what did he make so memorable for Astrakhan and Russia in general?
  8. ed65b
    ed65b 4 September 2013 10: 29 New
    Something I heard that Azerbaijan wants to buy submarines and self-propelled guns in South Korea. like 3 billion green, Why not with us?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 4 September 2013 13: 20 New
      This is most likely about babies - only 636 can offer here, which has nowhere to plunge into the Caspian. They are still there destroyer gathered to buy from the Koreans. However, it is unclear how to deliver it to the Caspian Sea, and you can call anything a destroyer, the Iranians won light ships in 1100 tons of destroyers.

      And yes, they bought billions of dollars at 4,5 from us and will still conclude new contracts (from Aliyev’s mouth at a meeting with Putin).
      1. xetai9977
        xetai9977 4 September 2013 13: 34 New
        All the "information" about destroyers, submarines, etc. is absolute nonsense from start to finish. An ordinary journalistic duck, which, unfortunately, many took seriously.
  9. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 4 September 2013 10: 30 New
    In 1918, almost the entire Caspian flotilla of the collapsed Russian Empire came under the jurisdiction of the Musavat Azerbaijan Republic. Its naval forces included the Kars and Ardagan seagoing gunboats, the Astrabad and Geok-Tepe messenger ships, the Araks hydrographic ship and the Bail port tugboat. Then the British handed over to Azerbaijan part of their warships and auxiliary craft - once Russian commercial ships, armed and equipped accordingly.
    However, the Azeri officers - in the recent past, merchant marine sailors - were clearly burdened by the service. The few Russian officers who remained on the ships didn’t treat her better, and there was nothing to say about the lower ranks. With such crews, ships and auxiliary vessels flying the flag with a crescent moon and an eight-pointed star practically lost their combat effectiveness.
    In the spring of 1920, the Azerbaijani Navy supported the local Bolsheviks, who, with the direct support of Soviet Russia, rebelled against the Musavatists, and were renamed the Red Fleet of Soviet Azerbaijan, led by Communist engineer Chingiz Ildrym. In the summer of 1920, this fleet became part of the Sea Forces of the Caspian Sea (since 1931 - the Caspian Flotilla) ...
    The section of the Red Banner Caspian Flotilla of the former USSR Navy between Baku and Moscow took place in July 1992, and from that time on, a new history of the national Navy of Azerbaijan began. The current number of their personnel is about 2500 people. The indicator, of course, is modest when you consider that the country's armed forces number more than 70 thousand troops.
    Currently, the Azerbaijani Navy includes a surface ship brigade consisting of a water area protection division, a landing craft division, a minesweeper division, a search and rescue vessel division, and a training vessel division. There are also separate detachments of auxiliary vessels (according to other sources, the division of protection of the water area is currently transformed into a brigade, and a division of “patrol ships” has been introduced into the brigade of surface ships).
    Almost all ships and vessels are based in Baku. The Navy includes a marine corps battalion and a special-purpose marine sabotage and reconnaissance center - military unit 641 (a squad of combat swimmers) in the Zikh district on the outskirts of Baku.
    The largest is the Bakinets patrolman of Project 159A-G121 Qusar. The SCR underwent a complete overhaul with the replacement of the propulsion system. Also, during the repair, 400-mm torpedo tubes and RBU-6000 were removed, and two 30-mm AK-230 submachine guns were installed behind the cabin. According to the Azerbaijani national classification, the former guard is assigned to the class of frigates.
    Photo from the parade on Independence Day of Azerbaijan 26.06.2013/XNUMX/XNUMX
    1. smiths xnumx
      smiths xnumx 4 September 2013 10: 36 New
      Azerbaijanis removed the P-205U anti-ship missile container launchers from the Project 173U missile boat (former R-15), and now it is one group of patrol boats with fairly weak artillery weapons - a pair of 30-mm AK-230 twin anti-aircraft guns on each - together with two boats of the project 205P (former AK-234 and AK-374).
      ship BOKHR "S-008", former RCA "R-173" KVF of the Soviet Navy, pr.205. The anti-ship missiles containers were dismantled from the ship and included in the SOCHR.

      Two or three more boats of Project 205P are part of the coast guard of the marine units of the border troops of Azerbaijan. Apparently, due to the lack of anti-submarine torpedoes and specialists in their use and maintenance, the project 205P boats removed 400-mm torpedo tubes.
      S-004, S-005, S-006, S-007 ships of the BOKHR, former ships of the Baku border brigade PSKR MCHPV of the USSR KGB. The ships of the 205 project were partially disarmed (removed by the TA) and, after the transfer, continued the border service, but already as part of the Azerbaijani security guard.

      To replenish the composition of the naval forces, the Azerbaijanis converted into a patrol boat the former radiation-chemical reconnaissance ship of Project 1388P (KPX-1), installing two 14,5-mm twin 2M7 anti-aircraft machine guns on it (he received tail number P212) and a former rescue Project 368U boat (tail number P219). The latter was armed according to the mobilization option provided for this project. The result was a kind of "small hunter" with a paired 25 mm 2M3M anti-aircraft machine gun and 2M7 anti-aircraft machine gun, as well as two RBU-1200 rocket-propelled bombing systems.
      patrol ship "R-212"
      former radiation-chemical reconnaissance ship of project 1388Р (КРХ-1)
      1. smiths xnumx
        smiths xnumx 4 September 2013 10: 42 New
        There is also a patrol boat (tail number 137) in the Azerbaijani fleet of the well-known “border” project 1400M with a 12,7-mm twin Utes-M machine-gun mount - the former AK-55.
        patrol boat "R-222", former project 1400M boat "AKA-55"

        The mine-sweeping forces of the Azerbaijani Navy are represented by ships more or less meeting modern requirements - three basic minesweepers of Project 1265 (former BT-16, BT-103, BT-155)
        Base minesweeper M-326 of project 1265 at the parade on Independence Day of Azerbaijan 26.06.2013/XNUMX/XNUMX

        and two raid projects 1258 (former RT-136 and RT-473).

        The amphibious forces of the fleet include small landing ships - three Polish-built (former MDK-107 of project 771A - D-431, board 309, former MDK-37 and MDK-687 of projects 770T and 770MA - D-432 and D-433, sides 291 and 380)
        MDK D-433 of project 770MA at the parade on Independence Day of Azerbaijan 26.06.2013/XNUMX/XNUMX

        and two projects 106 and 106K.
        MDK "D-435," D-436 ", former MDK pr.106K KVF of the USSR Navy.

        In general, the available outfit of landing ships of the Azerbaijani Navy can take on board 22 T-55 tanks or up to 800 marines, i.e. they are more than enough for the entire Azerbaijani marines. There is also a landing craft of project 1785 (formerly D-603), the capacity of which is one T-72 tank or 20 marines.
        To ensure maritime practice of cadets of the Naval Academy of Azerbaijan, the T-710 training ship of project 888, built for the Soviet Navy in Poland (formerly Oka), is used. T-710 is also used as a control ship.
        Command and concurrent training ship T710 of project 887 at the parade on Independence Day of Azerbaijan 26.06.2013/XNUMX/XNUMX

        For training purposes, there are also three training-out boats of the UK-3 project, also of Polish origin.
        1. smiths xnumx
          smiths xnumx 4 September 2013 10: 59 New
          The current reserve of the Azerbaijani Navy is the coast guard of the country's maritime border units, organizationally including a brigade of patrol ships. In addition to Project 205P patrol boats inherited from the former Baku Separate Brigade of the KGB of the USSR Border Guard Ships, it also includes a US201 Coast Guard patrol boat, built in 1969 (the former Point Point Brower of the Point D type).
          In addition, two to three Silver Ship 48-foot patrol boats and smaller boats were received from the United States.
          patrol ship "R-223", the former patrol boat of the Turkish Navy of the "Turk" type was transferred to Azerbaijan.

          patrol ship "R-219", former rescue boat of project 368U of the Caspian Military Flotilla

          patrol ships "R-217", "R-218" project 722, Polish construction

          The lack of modern border ships forced the command of the Azerbaijani maritime border service to accept the large sea supply tugboats (with a displacement of about 3000 tons), previously owned by Caspnefteflot, to the coast guard, to some extent these are analogs of the Russian border guard ships of Project 745P, which are half the displacement. We are talking about two Polish-built ships of the Vikhr and Neftegaz type (projects V-92 and V-99) - S-002 and S-703. A feature of these vessels is the possibility of using them as auxiliary landing transports, since they can be used to transport troops and military equipment. So, on the deck of a vessel of the Neftegaz type, 13 floating armored personnel carriers BTR-60/70/80 can be placed, and landing of such armored vehicles with the descent into the water from the stern is not impossible. In any case, this technique was practiced on exercises during the existence of the USSR.
          Azerbaijan’s largest commercial fleet in the Caspian Sea should be considered the Navy’s mobile reserve. This is more than fifty vessels with a displacement of 1000 gross tons or more, including the Bestekar Kara Karaev and Bestekar Fikret Amirov scooters that can transport troops and military equipment. It is enough to note that the capacity of each roller is 84 KamAZ trucks. There are also 14 bulk carriers and 40 tankers. This should also add the vessels of the Azerbaijani fishing and technical civilian fleet - potential auxiliary minesweepers, patrol patrol ships, rescuers.
          Data based on the following sources.


          Something like that! Respectfully! hi
    2. xetai9977
      xetai9977 4 September 2013 13: 22 New
      It should be noted that contracts have already been signed with Russia for the purchase of Uranium installations and with Israel for the Gabriel-5 anti-ship missile system and the Barak-8 air defense missile system. This will immediately raise the level of the fleet, even without purchasing new ships.
      1. smiths xnumx
        smiths xnumx 4 September 2013 14: 45 New
        I agree with you, dear Rauf, yesterday we respected Omar discussed this topic on a branch
        Baku needs submarines
        But they are preparing to install them on new ships being built at the new shipyard in Baku since 2015, on which they plan to build new ships, armed including and the PKR indicated by you and the indicated by you that this will allow Azerbaijan to have a second Navy, after Russia, on the Caspian Sea and it is easy to counter any attempts by Iran to unilaterally review this status. Respectfully! hi