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The buildup of submarine forces of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean theater of operations: planned and demonstrative


10.08-21.09 head PLB Ave 06363 B-261 Novorossiysk made an inter-fleet transition from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. It went its course, in the surface position - through the English Channel, Gibraltar and the Bosphorus. Theoretically, the boat could be delivered to a permanent location in the transport dock on inland waterways, which would be faster and cheaper (in terms of fuel consumption and GEM resource), but far less rational from the point of view of combat training and flag demonstration. 16.10, completing the deep-sea and shooting test program, followed by the B-261 B-237 Rostov-on-Don, instead of which the Old Oskol B-262 arrived. ©


"Novorossiysk" with an escort (DVKD "Johan de Witt"), English Channel, 19.08.2015 (photo from defensie.nl from the submission of Djoker, forums.airbase.ru)

In total, six Russian submarines should proceed along the Polar-Novorossiysk route by the end of next year - without hiding, in front of representatives of almost all the nations of the European Union: Norwegians, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, British, French, Spaniards, Portuguese, Italians Greeks. Each such stage will tactfully remind our "partners" from NATO of the firm intention of the Russian Navy to control if not all of the Mediterranean Sea, then at least its eastern part (mentally "our age-old" since 5 squadron). After a raid on ISIS from the Caspian Sea, the concept of "control" gets a much broader interpretation.

As is known, the PLB of 06363 Ave. are equipped with a .6 533 mm torpedo tubes and a control system (QMS) for the Caliber-PL universal missile system. According to reports, the four TAs of the lower tier are designed for firing traditional self-guided torpedoes, and the two upper tiers are designed for shooting “exotic” weapons such as remote-controlled torpedoes and cruise missiles with an underwater launch. Thus, with three standard ammunition per device (one is charged, two are in the fast mooring device “Moray”), the total ammunition of the 3М14 XRBD can reach six units (the assumption about the use of lower TA missiles for confirmation requires confirmation).


Torpedo tubes of diesel-electric submarines of 636 Ave: both upper and two middle lower ones are visible (photo of the Rubin Central Design Bureau from the submission of militaryrussia.ru)

With a staff number of 4 RPFs of the Black Sea Fleet of 6-7 units (excluding and including "Alrosa"), at least four (two-thirds) of the submarines capable of taking 24 3M14 can be used to launch missiles at coastal targets in the Mediterranean basin - almost as much as was released by the Caspian ships flotilla (26). At the same time, carriers can be deployed in advance and covertly at a fairly arbitrary launch point within a radius of 1500 km from the target and be in position awaiting a command to use weapons for a very long time (within 45 days of design autonomy). ©

The submarine cruising range in 400 miles (5,5 days of motion with a virtually silent three-node route) suggests that a day after the dive, the area of ​​the possible location of the boat will be 16 000 square miles, in two - 65 000, after three - about 150 000 square. miles (if the boat operates, say, in the region of the Greek archipelago with its countless islands and straits, attempts to find it there will be akin to searching for a needle in a haystack). As for the lack of vertical start installations and the need to “twist the shutter” twice, this disadvantage is compensated, on the one hand, by a fast-loading device, on the other, by the non-critical volley time if the enemy does not have effective PLO weapons (there is a suspicion that there are no funds even in the arsenals of the NATO countries, not to mention the gangs of the Middle East and North Africa).

Summary. It cannot be said that it was quite unexpected, but it turned out that small (2300 and overhead) diesel-electric submarines of the near-sea zone became strategic rocket carriers capable of influencing the development of events in certain remote regions of the world. As the fleet is replenished by seaworthy surface ships with USK and nuclear boats with the Kalibrom-PL (newly built and modernized), the zone of influence of the Navy as a tool of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation will steadily expand and become global over time. ■

PS 2890 miles, separating Polar and Ceuta, Novorossiysk passed for 16 days at an average speed of 7,5 ties (average non-stop), which suggests that the boat went its course, despite the message "military-diplomatic" source about towing B- 261 in order to save service life (link). The towing speed, as a rule, does not exceed 5 knots, which is aggravated by the hydrodynamics of the PLN of the 877 / 636 family, which is far from optimal for a surface movement, and the tugs that took part in the crossing, most likely, accompanied the PL ,. that is, they performed a safety net function, as they do in all long-distance campaigns of warship detachments.

With a similar mode of movement and in the absence of force majeure "Rostov-on-Don" must enter the English Channel this coming Sunday (25.10) and arrive in Novorossiysk in late November - early December (according to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, in the first decade - link 2). The main intrigue of the transition, according to the author of the blog, is the presence of long-range cruise missiles onboard the B-237 and the possibility of their combat use "along the way" at NBMB over targets in Syria. Given that the head B-261, which in this regard were hopes ,. inter-stand repairs in the Sevmorzavod and passes into the sea only after 01.12 (at the base station - in April-May, link 3), the probability of the first combat underwater launch (salvo) 3М14 from the board is Rostov-on-Don. miss the opportunity to test the "Caliber PL" in combat conditions of the Defense Ministry and the defense industry simply do not have the right). ©


KR Club-S complex (in the starting capsule) in the torpedo compartment of the diesel-electric submarines at 636 Ave. (photo from the Rubin Central Design Bureau website via militaryrussia.ru)


Novorossiysk in the Mediterranean, Ceuta (Spain), 26.08.2015 (photo from laverdaddeceuta.com via sam7, forums.airbase.ru)
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  1. EFA
    EFA 23 October 2015 05: 51 New
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    All for the "partners" - let them see)
    1. Finches 23 October 2015 07: 18 New
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      It’s interesting, but the demonstration performance of launching missiles from a submarine on ISIS targets from the Black Sea is not provided? It would also be a good demonstration for all kinds of Black Sea “brothers”, Ottomans and other hot heads .... laughing
      1. hydrox 23 October 2015 07: 53 New
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        Quote: Finches
        launching missiles from submarines on ISIS targets from the Black Sea

        Do not confuse anything?
        Turkey - NATO territory with a bunch of US military bases - Do you want to arrange 3 MB out of the blue, violating missiles in its airspace?
        1. Finches 23 October 2015 14: 50 New
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          Once such a booze has gone - cut the last cucumber! laughing
          1. dmi.pris 24 October 2015 18: 30 New
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            Well, let’s say the “cucumber” is not the last one, and you don’t need to cut it, but just walking along the target in Syria (without affecting the Turks)
            Quote: Finches
            Once such a booze has gone - cut the last cucumber! laughing
        2. captain 23 October 2015 17: 58 New
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          Dear hydrox, your phrase:
          "Do not confuse anything?
          Turkey is a NATO territory with a bunch of American military bases - you want to build an 3 MB out of the blue, violating its airspace with missiles? "Will not stop creative people. For example, the commander of the airborne forces, General Shamanov, said that the airborne forces did not need a visa and the people joyfully supported him in And the fact that our transport aviation cannot parachute even one of the 4 divisions we have at one time does not interest anyone. Remember how Grachev took Grozny with one paratrooper regiment? The main fresh thought, not her USAGE. Bragging and shapkozakidatelstvo in our krovi.Ploho that lives for this bragging is not paying the authors of statements and their children.
      2. NordUral 23 October 2015 21: 48 New
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        It would be good. And you need filthy goals, and useful for business.
    2. Good me 23 October 2015 08: 19 New
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      Quote: EFA
      All for the "partners" - let them see)


      It was under its own power, in the surface position - through the English Channel, Gibraltar and the Bosphorus.


      We must pay tribute to the endurance of the crew. I can only imagine how hard the process of “pumping” was given to our submariners, and what tests each participant took a long, distant, unprecedented transition.
      1. kepmor 23 October 2015 11: 57 New
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        In the days of the USSR, submarines pr.641 on the BS (in the Atlantic) were 3-4 months old and this was considered the norm. Here are just living conditions on 641 projects were hellish. Anyway, who said that ship service is easy?
    3. maiman61 23 October 2015 10: 40 New
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      And the Syrian Basmachi are so happy! They will boast that they tested our cruise missile underwater launch!
    4. Skif83 23 October 2015 11: 12 New
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      Better let them not see, but feel :)
  2. snifer 23 October 2015 05: 53 New
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    Small spool but precious!
  3. Vladimyrych 23 October 2015 05: 54 New
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    Strike with the submarine "long Caliber" ... Will impress many.
  4. Ihrek 23 October 2015 06: 03 New
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    If you want peace, prepare for war.
  5. Good_Taxist 23 October 2015 06: 09 New
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    Given the fact that the head B-261, on which in this regard there were hopes. undergoing inter-naval repairs in the Sevmorzavod and will only go to sea after 01.12 (on the BS in April-May, link 3), the probability of the first combat underwater launch (volley) of 3M14 from the board of exactly Rostov-on-Don seems quite high. ( miss the opportunity to experience the "Caliber-PL" in combat conditions, the Ministry of Defense and the defense industry simply do not have the right).

    Apparently no need to wait for the next birthday of the head of state)))))
    1. Penetrator 23 October 2015 06: 56 New
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      Quote: Good_Taxist
      Apparently no need to wait for the next birthday of the head of state)))))

      There were still holidays until the end of October, to which the launch of the "Caliber" can be dated. For example, UN Day tomorrow or International Savings Day on the last day of the month. Oh, I found it! October 31 - International Day of the Black Sea! Knowing how skillfully, in recent times, our Moscow Region trolls “Westerners”, one can expect not even such surprises.
      1. Omskgasmyas 23 October 2015 08: 19 New
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        There are still good dates: 7 of November is the Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Well, November 4 is also not bad. Although, 4 is better than the psheks, as it were by chance to extinguish, so as not to be forgotten.
        1. Alexey RA 23 October 2015 16: 17 New
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          Quote: Omskgazmyas
          There are still good dates: 7 of November is the Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Well, November 4 is also not bad. Although, 4 is better than the psheks, as it were by chance to extinguish, so as not to be forgotten.

          November 19th! Day of rocket troops and artillery! soldier
      2. Vladimir 1964 23 October 2015 08: 34 New
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        Quote: Penetrator
        There were still holidays until the end of October, to which the launch of the "Caliber" can be dated. For example, UN Day tomorrow or International Savings Day on the last day of the month. Oh, I found it! October 31 - International Day of the Black Sea! Knowing how skillfully, in recent times, our Moscow Region trolls “Westerners”, one can expect not even such surprises.


        On October 31, still somehow spectacular or something. Day of the sea and on you from the sea. yes
        Good morning, colleague, how is the mood today? hi
    2. Rostislav 23 October 2015 10: 40 New
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      All sovereign yes sovereign ... smile
      Maybe Lavrov, Shoigu or Ivanov have a reason?
  6. Riperbahn 23 October 2015 06: 10 New
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    Great and bewitching!
  7. RU-Officer 23 October 2015 06: 22 New
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    I do not want to seem like a strategist (the academy did not finish repeat ), but Russia still won a kind of battle for the Mediterranean soldier . In this situation, I would not send a seedy barge to the Mediterranean Sea on the site of the Pentagon bosses, and not just some sort of strike fleet there. fool And on the fig, one asks if he will not even reach the Bosphorus? belay The good news is positive for the whole day! hi
    1. andj61 23 October 2015 08: 12 New
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      Quote: RU-Officer
      In this situation, I would not send a seedy barge to the Mediterranean Sea on the site of the Pentagon bosses, and not just some sort of strike fleet there.

      Well, the strike fleet of NATO countries in the Mediterranean is already located. And just two apparatus for firing Caliber on each submarine - this is still not enough. But the bell for the USA and NATO is good!
      Especially considering that in the underwater position these boats are real "black holes! ... bully
      1. kos2910 23 October 2015 09: 28 New
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        there are two devices, but the missiles may be 26, and the launch time is uncritical
        1. Alexey RA 23 October 2015 11: 38 New
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          Quote: kos2910
          there are two devices, but the missiles may be 26, and the launch time is uncritical

          Startup time is just critical. For the launch unmasks the submarine. The faster he fired and left, the more likely he was to survive.
          It is not in vain that we began to set UVP / UNP for the Kyrgyz Republic on our PLARK and the Yankees on the ICAPL.
    2. BARKHAN 23 October 2015 13: 39 New
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      Yes, now I understand why we need a naval base in the Mediterranean. And more missiles (what? Experts will figure it out) All of NATO will not be able to go to the pot quietly, and it will be worse. Uncle Vova warned them more than once. Don’t be naughty! The boat is most likely a sedative for our “partners” so that they don’t rock very hard.
  8. Junior, I 23 October 2015 06: 27 New
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    The news is just great. And the 6-th fleet of the USA has already left the Mediterranean Sea?
    1. Drmadfisher 23 October 2015 07: 58 New
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      he is off the coast of Belarus
      1. Sauron80 23 October 2015 12: 40 New
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        and the crews went ashore in the Rostov mountains to visit grandmothers
  9. tomsk 23 October 2015 06: 34 New
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    So what?! Let's go home. and who cares ..?! but the Tatis are still afraid of us. Ish what a howl they raised! It’s time for NATO to understand that their sovereignty is over. where we want - there we go. and do not hide as sniffers of our shores with ,, Virginia ,,. it’s time to show NATO that we also have teeth — and very sharp ones. BLEEP-if that ... !!!
  10. s.melioxin 23 October 2015 06: 40 New
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    the zone of influence of the Navy as an instrument of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation will steadily expand and eventually become global. ■
    Here they are the genes of the Winners. To be the best, the best of the best. It is impossible to defeat the one who does not give up!
  11. Zomanus 23 October 2015 06: 48 New
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    Yes, I would like to see the launch of the Caliber from under the water.
    And what kind of reaction will it be ...
    I wonder if ships are planning with
    more PU for KR?
    Because MRCs are still rather weak for a massive volley.
    1. venaya 23 October 2015 07: 08 New
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      "Because MRCs are still rather weak for a massive volley."- Here the demonstration of capabilities plays more, invisible missiles from an invisible starting point, impressions on" 5 "with a plus.
    2. andj61 23 October 2015 08: 15 New
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      Quote: Zomanus
      I wonder if ships are planning with
      more PU for KR?
      Because MRCs are still rather weak for a massive volley.

      This is the whole trick - the placement of lethal weapons on small and cheap ships - such is the asymmetric answer. bully hi
      At the same time, it’s more difficult to track RTOs than large ships, and our submarines are simply impossible.
  12. tlauicol 23 October 2015 08: 05 New
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    Manufacturer Admiralty Shipyards OJSC announces 4 missiles on board
  13. Million 23 October 2015 08: 16 New
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    That's right! Let the bear fangs show the jackals scatter
  14. shershen 23 October 2015 08: 27 New
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    Fuck it, but I thought that the article was about pervach ...
  15. kos2910 23 October 2015 09: 25 New
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    asymmetric answer in all its glory, let them see
  16. kartalovkolya 23 October 2015 09: 38 New
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    All according to the principle: "Do not touch us, we will not touch, but we will not give you a chance to descent!" As they say more submarines GOOD AND DIFFERENT! Seven feet under the keel, expensive submariners, and most importantly, the number of dives should equal the number of ascent! Glory to the Russian Navy! Glory to the Russian Navy!
  17. Bashibuzuk 23 October 2015 11: 22 New
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    Good article.
    It’s breathtaking.
    Just need to revive a good tradition, and call submarines not by the names of cities. but in the name of the famous battery “Do not touch me” - Do not touch me, once, Do not touch me, two, Do not touch me, Three.
    Who did not hide is not my fault.
    He (they) himself ... did not leave.
  18. Naum 23 October 2015 11: 30 New
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    Quote: shershen
    I thought that the article was about pervach ...

    Yeah, double distillation! fellow It’s only a pity that they missed the moment: in the Mediterranean it was possible to shoot by ISIS! Now you have to return to convenient positions. And in general, one should take it as a rule: if you go past the shores of the Middle East - make at least a couple of combat launches! wink
    1. Bashibuzuk 23 October 2015 13: 22 New
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      And by sea, along da Crete
      I’m not joking.
      Then I’ll throw a caliber,
      I’ll show Pinocchio.
      .
      Like, yes?
  19. Prometheus 23 October 2015 11: 38 New
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    The eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea has become “mentally ours” not since the 5th squadron, but much earlier.
    Since the time of the Archipelago expeditions of Orlov and Senyavin and the capture of Beirut in 1773.
  20. Modernwarfire 23 October 2015 11: 45 New
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    Quote: Omskgazmyas
    There are still good dates: 7 of November is the Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Well, November 4 is also not bad. Although, 4 is better than the psheks, as it were by chance to extinguish, so as not to be forgotten.

    Also me, a holiday ...
  21. maikl50jrij 23 October 2015 19: 15 New
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    Damn it, damn it! Krasava! Under the flag, in combat ... Someone screamed at the expense of the Mediterranean ..? "Yes, the Turks closed the Bosphorus ...", "Yes, the Americans roam there ..."! Forget it !!! We still have the Ushakovs, Makarovs, Nakhimovs, Kornilovs, Kolchaks ... And how many Soviet ones ..? Forgot???
  22. chunga-changa 23 October 2015 19: 17 New
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    by inland waterways

    Oh, if only. The Volga is shallow, the Don is shallow. For many years, it’s getting worse and worse. T.ch. here rather wishful thinking.
  23. Kamchatsky 23 October 2015 23: 13 New
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    Quote: chunga-changa
    The Volga is shallow, the Don is shallow. For many years, it’s getting worse and worse.

    Last year, Don had to cross in the narrowest places, (once I almost climbed the training ground), and this year, wherever you want, some shallows and islands. Only the fairway for ships is deepened, and so the bottom can be seen from 30 meters.
  24. Old26 24 October 2015 00: 23 New
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    Quote: Zomanus
    Yes, I would like to see the launch of the Caliber from under the water.
    And what kind of reaction will it be ...
    I wonder if ships are planning with
    more PU for KR?
    Because MRCs are still rather weak for a massive volley.

    their frigates will be 16. But this is the maximum

    Quote: Bashibuzuk
    Good article.
    It’s breathtaking.
    Just need to revive a good tradition, and call submarines not by the names of cities. but in the name of the famous battery “Do not touch me” - Do not touch me, once, Do not touch me, two, Do not touch me, Three.
    Who did not hide is not my fault.
    He (they) himself ... did not leave.

    To precisely Revive. And how the sailors will spit at the same time - it’s breathtaking ... "Do not touch me-13", or "do not touch me-256".
  25. vell.65 24 October 2015 12: 16 New
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    Replenishment is needed for the Black Sea Fleet, and even at such depths their low noise will be out of place.
  26. s.cot 25 October 2015 06: 41 New
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    A rattled wooden bench near the torpedo tubes touched. smile
  27. meGrail 26 October 2015 11: 22 New
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    Quote: s.cot
    A rattled wooden bench near the torpedo tubes touched. smile

    This is so that the enemy did not guess! The Pentagon will be thinking about why this "skameika" stands in this place and how it affects the performance characteristics :)
    But seriously, it’s very good that the Moscow Region is beginning to understand that public relations and a public demonstration of weapons are better than “everything is secret, because it’s secret, and don’t ask why it’s secret, because it’s a secret!”