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The first footage of the use by the Russian Black Sea Fleet of the Alexandrite-ISPUM-E underwater complex designed to search and destroy mines. The Alexandrite-ISPUM complex is located on a Project 12700 sea minesweeper of the Baltic Fleet. The Alexandrite-ISPUM complex was developed in 2015 by the scientific enterprise Region. The complex became the development of the first similar third-generation system, the Mayovka underwater mine detector-detector, which is now used in the Black Sea Fleet. The complex was first used in the Baltic, where it was used to find not only sunken ships, but also small items of sailors’ uniforms. The Alexandrite-ISPUM complex is capable of detecting an object under a three-meter layer of silt. The Alexandrite-ISPUM complex includes a hydroacoustic ship station, a towed hydroacoustic station and a self-propelled underwater vehicle. The system works as follows: a towed hydroacoustic station “scans” the aquatic and underwater environment. A self-propelled underwater vehicle searches for suspicious objects within a radius of 500 meters and at a depth of up to 300 meters; it can also be equipped with a bomb. After detecting dangerous objects and mines, explosive charges are installed on them or cable cutters are used. If necessary, the devices can tow a mine into shallow water and destroy it there. The fourth generation complex “Alexandrite-ISPUM-E” is now the most modern Russian system for searching and destroying sea mines. It is planned to equip all Russian sea minesweepers of Project 12700 with the Alexandrite-ISPUM-E complexes.

 

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The Pantsir-ME naval anti-aircraft missile and gun system is being adopted by all Russian ships under construction. The ship version of the Pantsir-ME air defense system was developed at the Shipunov Instrument Engineering Design Bureau in Tula in 2017. Unlike the ground version, Pantsir-ME is armed with eight 57E6-E1 missiles and AO-18KD automatic cannons with a caliber of 30 mm. The complex is capable of repelling group strikes of air attack weapons, while simultaneously firing at 4 targets. The Pantsir-ME air defense system is the only ship-based air defense system in the world with a single combat module, which includes artillery, missile weapons and a control system. The air defense system uses a highly intelligent adaptive radar-optical control system. All stages of the operator’s combat work - from searching for a target to firing - are fully automated. The complex is capable of detecting targets at a range of up to 75 km, destroying them within a radius of 20 km from the ship, at an altitude of up to 15 km, with a reaction time of 5 seconds. The maximum speed of targets hit is up to 1000 m/s. The weight of the Pantsir-ME air defense system with ammunition is 7100 kg, it is serviced by the commander of the combat module and the target tracking operator.

 

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A prototype of Afalina maritime drones is shown in Russia. Russia has begun testing a prototype of the Afalina naval kamikaze drone. At the moment, it is known that surface unmanned vehicles are equipped with artificial intelligence, apparently implying communication with neural networks. The unmanned boat will be 3.5 meters long and capable of carrying up to 200 kilograms of explosives over a range of up to 500 kilometers. This is the second type of maritime drone announced by Russia.

 

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Naval exercises between Russia, Iran and China “Maritime Security Belt 2024” have begun in the Gulf of Oman. The main purpose of the exercise is to practice ensuring the safety of maritime economic activity in the region. The ships will conduct joint maneuvering and firing at surface and air targets. In addition, the crews will conduct exercises to free a ship captured by pirates. On the Russian side, the missile cruiser Varyag of Project 1164 Atlant and the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov of Project 1155M, which received Caliber missiles after modernization, are participating in the exercises. More than 20 ships, support vessels and combat boats from Russia, Iran and China are also involved in the exercises. Naval helicopters are also widely used.

 

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Russian ships will be equipped with additional firepower to protect against naval drones. The Russian Defense Minister, during a working trip, visited the command post of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. After hearing reports from the fleet command and staff officers, the minister set the task of conducting constant training with personnel both during the day and at night to repel threats associated with UAVs and sea drones. The Head of the Ministry of Defense also set the task of placing additional fire weapons and large-caliber machine gun rifle systems on the ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, as well as increasing their survivability. What exactly will be posted and in what time frame is not reported. It is worth noting that it is still not clear why the ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, in connection with the emerging threats from sea drones, were not previously equipped with additional means of protection.

 

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The Russian diesel-electric submarine "Volkhov", project 636.3 "Varshavyanka", of the Pacific Fleet, fired from an underwater position with a "Caliber-PL" cruise missile. The shooting was carried out at a coastal target in the Khabarovsk Territory, the firing range exceeded 1000 km. Kalibr-PL cruise missiles are placed in 533 mm torpedo tubes of submarines. “The Kalibr-PL missile is a missile torpedo, first the torpedo is launched, after which the torpedo part is removed and then the missile flies in the air. The Volkhov submarine was launched in 2019 and has a crew of 52 people.

 

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The Rybinsk Shipyard company and the Kalashnikov concern demonstrated the launching of the Russian hovercraft "Haska-10" of project 03660 onto the ice. The vessel was designed as a civilian transport, but the navy is also showing interest in this project. They plan to use it in the Arctic, Siberia and the Far East. The hovercraft was first shown in 2020 and is currently undergoing sea trials. Flexible skegs – rubber-fabric cylinders of high elongation – are attached to the sides of the vessel’s hull; this is the first time this has been done in Russia on ships of this displacement. The vessel is equipped with 2 1500 hp engines. and reaches a speed of up to 40 knots, has a range of up to 400 miles with an autonomy of up to three days. Total - vessel displacement is 45 tons, payload - 9.3 tons, crew 3 people.

 

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Launching of the first Russian vessel for training helicopter pilots. In the Nizhny Novgorod region, at the shipyard of the Ship Repair and Shipbuilding Corporation, the launching ceremony of the first and only Russian special marine vessel of Project 14400 "Nikolai Kamov" took place. This is a unique vessel for the Russian fleet; special devices are mounted on the ship that rock the ship to simulate various situations when training helicopter pilots to land on deck. The ship will be used to practice landing and takeoff of Ka-27, Ka-29, Ka-31 and Ka-52 helicopters, as well as test new types of ship-based helicopters. “Nikolai Kamov” will be based in Yeysk on the Sea of Azov. There have never been ships of this class in either the Soviet or Russian fleet. The displacement of the ship "Nikolai Kamov" is about 900 tons, the full speed is 12 knots, the cruising range is 500 miles with an autonomy of two days.

 

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Test footage of a Russian homemade maritime drone. The drone was created by the team of the channel “There Beyond the Fogs”, it is assembled in one workshop in the Tula region with the support of the local government, the name of the drone and the model index are not reported. The marine drone is equipped with modern satellite navigation modules, as well as an inertial navigation system based on compass deviation. It is not reported whether weapons can be mounted on the drone, but it can be equipped with 250 kilograms of explosives, in TNT equivalent, with the possibility of increasing to 350 kilograms. The unmanned boat is equipped with an internal combustion engine and has a range of up to 250 km; it is possible to install additional fuel tanks. The price of the drone is unknown

 

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Exercises of the Russian Pacific Fleet, repelling an attack by UAVs and sea drones. Fifteen ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet conducted an exercise to combat unmanned boats and UAVs in Peter the Great Bay. In the exercises, a Russian experimental naval aviation UAV was used as a mock enemy, which can take off and land on the helicopter deck of a ship. UAVs and unmanned boats simulating naval drones were hit from standard AK-630 and AK-630M anti-aircraft artillery systems, as well as from Kord and DShK heavy machine guns. It is worth noting that it would be more expedient to conduct the exercises at night, since ships are most vulnerable at this time of day. The corvettes “Sovershenny”, “Gromky” and “Rezkiy”, the large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Panteleev”, large landing ships, small anti-submarine ships and other ships of the Pacific Fleet took part in the exercise to repel attacks by unmanned vehicles.

 

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