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Quatre sous-marins nucléaires russes sont en construction au chantier Sevmash de Severodvinsk

Quatre sous-marins nucléaires russes sont en construction au chantier Sevmash de Severodvinsk | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk outside Arkhangelsk has full order books for 2015. For the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union, the shipyard is constructing four different nuclear-powered submarines at the same time.

“Sevmash finished 2014 with very good results, and the planned state orders were fulfilled completely,” Head of the department for submarine construction Marat Abizhanov says in a press release. “Last year we handed two submarines of the Yasen and Borey-class over to the Navy, and four new 4th generation submarines were laid down.”

The workers at Sevmash are currently busy completing four new nuclear-powered submarines. The Yasen-class “Kazan” and the Borey-class “Knyaz Vladimir” are soon ready for electric installation work, according to Abizhanov. The Yasen-class “Novosibirsk” is ready for insulation works, while the Borey-class “Knyaz Oleg” is getting ready for hydraulic testing.

Read also: More nukes on Kola

The two submarines that were taken into service by the navy in 2014 were the Yasen-class “Severodvinsk” and the Borey-class “Vladimir Monomakh”. “Severodvinsk” is based in the Zapadnaya Litsa fjord on coast of the Barents Sea, less than 60 kilometers from the border to Norway, while “Vladimir Monomakh” is planned to sail along the Northern Sea Route to Kamchatka later this year to enter service in the Pacific Fleet.

Russia is currently in the middle of a huge rearmament program, earlier reported by BarentsObserver to reach $659 billion (€502 billion) by 2020. The navy is a high priority in the program. 

Plans for another eight nuclear powered submarines to be commissioned before 2020 are approved, four of the Yasen-class and four of the Borey-class. On March 19, Sevmash will start construction of the fifth Yasen-class sub, to be dubbed “Arkhangelsk”, a Russian defense industry source told TASS.

According to Acting Director General of Sevmash Sergey Marichev, the shipyard plans to increase the number of workers, which already surpasses 25.000, according to Wikipedia.

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Le chantier naval russe Sevmash a mis en chantier le 6ème SNLE type Borei Projet 955 "Generalissimus Suvorov"

Le chantier naval russe Sevmash a mis en chantier le 6ème SNLE type Borei Projet 955 "Generalissimus Suvorov" | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Severodvinsk, Russia based Sevmash Shipyard (Sevmash, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) on 26 December 2014 held a ceremonial keel-laying of the nuclear-powered Borey-A class submarine (Project 955A) "Generalissimus Suvorov," the Corporation's press release said.

The ceremony dedicated to the 75th anniversary of "Sevmash" was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, first VP of the USC Group Leonid Strugov, the naval architercture and marine engineering firm Rubin's CEO Igor Vilnit, Sevmash Director General Mikhalil Budnichenko, heads of business partners, representatives of the Navy Сommand.

United Shipbuilding Corporation was founded in 2007 as a 100-percent state-owned group of companies by the Presidential Decree № 394 (March 21, 2007). The Corp.  consolidates about 70% of the domestic shipbuilding industry and incorporates three regional shipbuilding centers, nine engineering and design offices and 39 dockyards. The Corp’s largest shipbuilding assets include Kaliningrad-based JSC Yantar Shipyard, JSC Admiralty Shipyards (St. Petersburg), JSC PA Sevmash (Severodvinsk), JSC DVZ Zvezda (Vladivostok) and Baltic Shipyard Besides, UCS holds a 50% stake in Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, a joint venture with STX Finland Cruise Oy. The Corporation participates in several major international projects: construction of a new mega shipyard Zvezda-DSME through a JV with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engeneering (South Korea), the construction in conjunction with Yantai Raffles (Singapore) of Vostok-Raffles Shipyard. The Group builds ships for Russian customers and exports its products to 20 countries.

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Le SNLE russe type Borei "Alexandre Nevsky"a lancé avec succès un missile stratégique "Bulava" en mer de Barents

Le SNLE russe type Borei "Alexandre Nevsky"a lancé avec succès un missile stratégique "Bulava" en mer de Barents | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

MOSCOW, November 28. / TASS /. Strategic nuclear submarine "Alexander Nevsky" has successfully implemented a single launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) "Bulava", reports the Press Service and Information Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.

"Shooting was done with the submarine from a submerged position. The parameters of the trajectory ICBM" Bulava "worked normally. On Unconfirmed reports of objective control, missile warheads successfully arrived at the Kura testing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula," - said the spokesman of the Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov .

Start "Bulava" will resume in the fall, reported by Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov.
This is the first launch of a missile "Bulava", made from the board of the first production class submarines "Northwind".
Previous launch "Bulava" was carried out on October 29 - when a missile at the Kura test site in Kamchatka released submarine "Yury Dolgoruky". For the first time at startup "Bulava" submarine class "Borei" had on board a full ammunition - 16 missiles. Prior to this all starts "Bulava" submarine carried out with a single missile.
Each class submarine "Borei", including "Alexander Nevsky", can carry 16 missiles "Bulava" with a multiple warhead missile range depends on the equipment and can reach 11 thousand kilometers. It is expected that the military "Bulava" "Borei" form the basis of naval strategic nuclear forces of Russia to the 2025-2030 period.
Earlier, a source in the headquarters of the Northern Fleet told Tass that today's launch of "Bulava" submarine-type "Borei" will be the last this year. "The next two launches" Bulava "will be executed in 2015 after the arrival of" Alexander Nevsky "and" Vladimir Monomakh "to the Pacific Fleet," - said the source.
Patrick H. 's insight:

Ce tir de validation effectué avec succès permet à ce SNLE, 2ème exemplaire du type Borei (Projet 955), de pouvoir entrer dans le cycle  opérationnel.

Lire aussi la dépêche AFP :

http://www.marine-oceans.com/actualites-afp/9255-russie-tir-reussi-dun-missile-intercontinental-boulava

Ce sous-marin avait eu un échec de tir l'an dernier qui avait bouleversé le planning de l'ensemble des tirs de validation de missiles Bulava depuis les 3 SNLE type Borei :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4007220881/echec-d-un-tir-de-missile-strategique-boulava-la-russie-suspend-les-essais-des-2-snle-projet-955


La cause de cet échec avait été finalement identifiée par une commission d'enquête et avait permis la reprise des tirs cet automne :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4011354627/2013/11/20/echec-du-tir-de-missile-boulava-un-defaut-de-fabrication-du-divergent-deployable-du-2eme-etage-est-la-cause-officielle


Le Vladimir Monomakh a réussi son tir en septembre :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4027756243/2014/09/10/tir-d-essai-reussi-de-missile-balistique-bulava-depuis-le-snle-russe-vladimir-monomakh-type-borei

Le Yuriy Dolgorukiy a réussi le sien en octobre :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4030845143/2014/10/31/missile-balistique-strategique-boulava-tir-reussi-depuis-le-snle-type-borei-yuriy-dolgoruki


Le SNLE Alexandre Nevsky va désormais pouvoir rejoindre à plus ou moins brève échéance son affectation opérationnelle en  Flotte du Pacifique

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Le tir d'essai de missile stratégique russe Bulava par le SNLE "Alexandre Nevski" serait annulé et remis à l'automne...2015

Le tir d'essai de missile stratégique russe Bulava par le SNLE "Alexandre Nevski" serait annulé et remis à l'automne...2015 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Moscow. On 10 November. INTERFAX.RU - launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) "Bulava" this year decided to no longer hold, the next start will be made in the autumn of 2015 with the first production board the submarine project 955 ("Borei") K-550 "Alexander Nevsky", reported "Interfax" on Monday in the military-industrial complex.

According to the source, "goes the planning of launches in 2015. Under the program, the next launch ICBMs will be made in the autumn on board the submarine" Alexander Nevsky. "

However, the Chief of the Navy, Admiral Viktor Chirkov told reporters on September 10 that the next firing ballistic missiles sea-based "Bulava" will be performed in October and November of this year, two underwater missile cruiser strategic project "Borey".

The October launch took place, and he was successful. It carried out 29 October Barents Sea submarine "Yury Dolgoruky". As for November, he moved to autumn 2015.

K-550 "Alexander Nevsky" September 6, 2013 made his first start "Bulava", which was unsuccessful. At 2 minutes into the flight there was a failure in the control system of the second stage, the engine is off, MDB fell into the Arctic Ocean.Borei

Patrick H. 's insight:

Le prochain tir en 2015 pourrait avoir lieu dans le Pacifique :

http://russianforces.org/blog/2014/11/no_more_bulava_launches_in_201.shtml

"After the first of the two successful Bulava launches conducted this year on September 10, 2014 the Russian Navy said that two more launches were planned in 2014. One of these took place on October 29, 2014. Another was expected (with some uncertainty) in November. However, today a source in the defense industry told Interfax that there will be no more launches in 2014. The next launch is now expected in the fall of 2015 from the Alexander Nevskiy submarine. It is possible that by that time the submarine will arrive at its base in Kamchatka, so the missile will be launched from the Sea of Okhotsk. Vladimir Monomakh is also expected to arrive to the Pacific Fleet and launch its missile from there."

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Deux essais de missiles stratégiques russes Bulava sont prévus fin octobre et fin novembre pour les nouveaux SNLE

Deux essais de missiles stratégiques russes Bulava sont prévus fin octobre et fin novembre pour les nouveaux SNLE | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

MOSCOW, October 20 (RIA Novosti) – he third and final launch this year of the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) will take place in the final week of November from the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine, a high-ranking official from the Russian military-industrial complex announced Monday.

“There will be two more launches of the Bulava [submarine-launch ballistic] missile by the end of the year. One launch will be held in the last week of October from the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear submarine, and the last one will be in the end of November from the Alexander Nevsky,” the official said.

He said the submarines would launch the missiles from the White Sea with a trajectory toward the Kura Range on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

In September, a Bulava missile was successfully test-fired from the Borey-class Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-powered submarine.

The three-stage Bulava SLBM carries up to 10 independent warheads and has a range of 8,000 kilometers (about 5,000 miles).

Bulava testing has encountered several failures in the past. In September 2013, during trials of the Aleksander Nevsky nuclear submarine a Bulava rocket malfunctioned. Following this incident, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered five additional launches of Bulava missiles.

Despite the test failures, the Russian military insisted there was no alternative to the Bulava as the main armament for Russia's new Borey-class strategic missile submarines that are expected to become the backbone of the Russian Navy's strategic nuclear deterrent force.

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Russie : des nouveaux SNLE type Borei munis de turbines récupérées sur des sous-marins Oscar II datant d'il y a 30 ans...

Russie : des nouveaux SNLE type Borei munis de turbines récupérées sur des sous-marins Oscar II datant d'il y a 30 ans... | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The Russian Navy’s newest class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines is not as new as Moscow's submarine dealers would like you to know.
All of the Dolgorukiy-class (Project 955) SSBNs launched to date are actually hybrids of Akula SSNs and Oscar II SSGNs. I’m not sure why this isn’t more clearly explained in the English-language Wikipedia article, but it’s abundantly clear in the Russian-language version of the article.
If it were only the Frankenstein hull, then all debate could center on the third generation hull structure’s impact on the submarine’s theoretical tactical performance and detectability. But the hull is not the only borrowed item on this submarine.
It turns out that in addition to hull sections, the Dolgorukiy SSBN is borrowing used steam turbines from scrapped nuclear-powered submarines that were built nearly 30 years ago. This month, the Northeastern Repair Center in Vilyuchinsk (Kamchatka Peninsula) announced it was signing a contract (worth RUB 1,198,951) with the Far East subsidiary of Onega Scientific Research Technological Design Bureau (in Bolshoy Kamen, east of Vladivostok) for the “creation of technological and design documentation to support the removal of modular steam turbine plant equipment” plus “assistance during the deinstallation and removal of an Azurit-M modular steam turbine plant [from Oscar II SSGN “Krasnoyarsk”]" in the 4th quarter of 2014. The umbrella contract under which this work is to be done is Z/1/1/0169/GK-12-DGOZ, signed on May 25, 2012, which actually covers the construction of hulls 5-8 of the Dolgorukiy SSBN class. Thus, the steam turbine plant on “Krasnoyarsk” will be used in the construction of a future, new and improved Project 955A version of the Dolgorukiy SSBN (the 955A series started with the fourth hull, "Knyaz Vladimir"). And there is a strong suspicion that this has happened with some, if not all, of the earlier units, as well.
How much would you pay for a “new” car that used a frame constructed from 30-year-old cars and that was powered by a used engine?

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Aucun nouveau SNLE russe type Borei ne devrait être transféré à la Flotte du Pacifique en 2014

Aucun nouveau SNLE russe type Borei ne devrait être transféré à la Flotte du Pacifique en 2014 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Despite multiple claims of the transfer of one or more Dolgorukiy-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines to the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet this year, there are serious issues preventing this from happening.

"Aleksandr Nevskiy"
The submarine was accepted into the Navy on December 23, 2013, and it arrived at its new homeport of Gadzhiyevo a week later. The day after its arrival, SevMash (which builds the Dolgorukiy SSBN) reported plans to repair a "damaged shaft" on the submarine sometime in 2014. The estimated repair cost was stated at just under RUB 1.8 million, considerably less than a new shaft. The scope of damage is not known, but it appears it was damaged sometime during the transfer from Severodvinsk to Gadzhiyevo. If it was known that the shaft was damaged before leaving the White Sea, the submarine would have returned to SevMash.
To date there has been no mention of the shaft being repaired. More importantly, there has been no reporting of "Aleksandr Nevskiy" conducting even one day of underway training since arriving at Gadzhiyevo. All news articles mentioning the submarine this year have focused on speculation of an inter-fleet transfer or possible SS-N-32 Bulava SLBM launches.
"Aleksandr Nevskiy" Crew 1, until recently commanded by Captain 1st Rank Vasiliy Tankovid, underwent submarine training at the 270th Training Center (Sosnovyy Bor) in January-April 2014. Following a brief vacation period, Tankovid apparently was replaced by Captain 2nd Rank Aleksandr Nadezhdin, who was the commanding officer of "Vladimir Monomakh". Reporting this year continues to show Nadezhdin on board "Vladimir Monomakh", which could suggest he will not transfer to "Aleksandr Nevskiy" until its repairs are completed.
The window for conducting an under-ice inter-fleet transfer is quickly closing. A review of prior under-ice transfers shows August-September as the optimal period for such an operation. Before such an operation can be undertaken, however, you need to have a fully functional submarine and a highly trained crew, neither of which appears to exist today.

Base infrastructure
Waterfront infrastructure upgrades at Rybachiy Submarine base (Russian Far East - Kamchatka Peninsula) to support Dolgorukiy SSBN basing have been underway for at least two years. In 2013, construction of a new weapons handling pier at Mys Kazak (near Rybachiy Submarine Base) was underway. Contracts related to the pier covered the delivery of Japanese-manufactured sheet piling, 5,000 cubic meters of concrete, and multiple electrical connections to the local power grid, to name a few.
The infrastructure upgrades have been plagued by at least two significant worker accidents. On October 28, 2013, a 28-year-old bulldozer operator from the Monolit construction company was killed when 50 tons of dry cement fell on a shed where he was taking a break. And the source of that cement, which is being used for the Rybachiy Submarine Base infrastructure upgrades, may be imported through shady dealings (business as usual in the Far East) via ITA, according to a Kamchatka local newspaper.
On February 11, 2014, a sling operator was seriously injured after the sling of a wheeled crane broke during the removal of sheet piling. The accident occurred 22 meters from the end of a new deep-water pier under construction at the 3002nd Missile Handling Facility (Mys Kazak).

Complicating the situation was a court case in July of this year in which Mikhail Lunyakov (Chief of Special Construction-Engineering - Federal Special Construction Agency (SpetsStroy)) received an administrative fine of RUB 20,000 by the 289th State Architecture and Construction Oversight Office (headed by Vadim Lapushkin) for failing to receive permission before beginning construction work related to Pier 1 of the missile handling facility. It's never a good thing when government agencies sue each other.
Despite these minor setbacks, SpetsStroy continues to report progress in the infrastructure upgrade project. In June 2014, the agency claimed construction of the "pier zone" was on schedule. In July, SpetsStroy reported renovation of a 400psi high-pressure air compressor station and a personal rescue equipment inspection station also were on schedule.
In late August, General Surovikin, head of the Eastern Military District, stated "Aleksandr Nevskiy" should transfer to the Pacific Fleet by the end of 2014. But reporting during Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov's visit to the submarine base in early September is strikingly different. Instead of the submarine arriving this year, defense ministry reporters stated Dolgorukiy SSBNs would join the Pacific Fleet "in the future."
So, regardless of claims you have already heard and others you may hear later this year, no Dolgorukiy SSBN will be transferring to the Pacific Fleet in 2014.

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Le SNLE russe "Vladimir Monomakh" rentre à quai après son tir de missile Bulava réussi et reçoit son "cochon rôti" en guise de félicitations

Le SNLE russe "Vladimir Monomakh" rentre à quai après son tir de missile Bulava réussi et reçoit son "cochon rôti" en guise de félicitations | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

By longstanding maritime tradition after a successful campaign on the banks of the crew handed roast suckling pig

Severodvinsk, on 11 September. / ITAR-TASS /. Strategic nuclear submarine of Project 955 ("Northwind") "Vladimir Monomakh" after the successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile "Bulava", produced the day before, on Thursday returned to Severodvinsk. Itar-Tass said the representative of the company "Sevmash".

Commander and crew of the boat on the shore met the director of "Sevmash" Michael Budnichenko, CEO of CDB "Rubin" Igor Villeneuve and the commander of the White Sea Naval Base Vladimir Vorobiev. "The submarine had just moored at long maritime tradition after a successful campaign and shooting crew on the bank handed over the roast suckling pig," - said the agency interlocutor. According to him, the commander "Monomakh" second rank captain Alexander Nadezhdin on arrival and reported out to sea and successful firings.

Now "Monomakh" will prepare for delivery to the Navy in December of this year.

As previously reported, the first for this submarine launch "Bulava" was made on September 10 from the White Sea to the Kura test site in Kamchatka. Start produced from a submerged position.

Submarine "Vladimir Monomakh", the third in a series of "Boreas", was founded in 2006.

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Tir d'essai réussi de missile balistique Bulava depuis le SNLE russe Vladimir Monomakh type Borei

Tir d'essai réussi de missile balistique Bulava depuis le SNLE russe Vladimir Monomakh type Borei | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

MOSCOW, September 10. /ITAR-TASS/. The strategic nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh on Wednesday successfully test-fired a Bulava ballistic missile from the White Sea to a Far Eastern firing range, a Russian Defense Ministry official told ITAR-TASS.

The Bulava was fired from an underwater position. The launch is part of tests of weapons and systems of the nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh. The missile warhead units successfully reached the Kura firing range on Kamchatka, the ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

State commission members were aboard the submarine during the firing. The operation of the commander and the crew were praised as highly professional and competent, he added. It was the first launch from Monomakh.

On Tuesday, a military industry source told ITAR-TASS that Vladimir Monomakh left Severodvinsk to fire a Bulava.

Vladimir Monomakh is the third submarine in the series of Project 955 (Borei). The ship is planned to be handed over to the Navy in December 2014. The construction began in 2006.

Plans to launch a Bulava changed more than once this year. Initially, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said Monomakh would fire a Bulava in August-September and Yuri Dolgoruky (the head submarine in the series) in November. Later, Alexander Nevsky (the first ship of the series) and Vladimir Monomakh were planned to carry out launches in late September-October. A source of the Navy General Staff told ITAR-TASS in late August that Yuri Dolgoruky was planned to be the first to fire a Bulava.

Dolgoruky was commissioned for service in 2012. It was followed by Nevsky. The fourth, Knyaz Vladimir, is under construction. The fifth, Knyaz Oleg, was laid down in July 2014.

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L'Alexander Nevsky, 2ème SNLE russe type Borei, devrait arriver à sa base du Kamchatka avant la fin de l'année 2014

L'Alexander Nevsky, 2ème SNLE russe type Borei, devrait arriver à sa base du Kamchatka avant la fin de l'année 2014 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Russia’s new nuclear submarine Alexander Nevsky will arrive at its base in Kamchatka before the end of the year to begin combat training, Eastern Military District Commander, Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin said on Thursday.

Surovikin is inspecting the construction of infrastructure facilities for the fourth-generation submarines in Vilyuchinsk, Kamchatka.

“The commander inspected the construction of the pier, including mooring areas and support facilities, to ensure that work was proceeding according to the schedule approved by the ministry of defense,” Eastern Military District spokesperson Alexander Gordeyev told ITAR-TASS.

The general demanded strict compliance with the construction schedule and technical specifications approved by the Defense Ministry and the Navy, which require improved seismic resistance and the use of high anti-corrosion technologies.

The Alexander Nevsky is the second Borei-class submarine and the first serial Project 955 ship of the Borei Class. It was laid down on March 19, 2004. This is a fourth generation strategic underwater missile cruiser.

The leading submarine of the series, Yuri Dolgoruky, went into service in January 2013. It was the 129th nuclear-powered submarine built by the Sevmash shipyard and the first one in the past 12 years. Prior to that, in December 2001, the shipyard handed over the multirole submarine Gepard (carrying no ballistic missiles) to the Navy.

The Alexander Nevsky is the first serial strategic rocket carrier of the Borei class. It is 170 metres long, 13.5 metres wide, maximum operating depth is 450 metres, underwater speed is 29 knots, and a crew of 17 sailors.

Borei class submarines are designed to serve as the basis of Russia's strategic nuclear capabilities for the decades to come. They are designed by the St. Petersburg-based Naval Design Bureau Rubin. Each submarine can be armed with 12 ICBMs with MIRVs. They will also have an escape capsule for all crewmembers.

The Borei claims to be a state-of-the-art submarine, featuring characteristics superior to any submarine currently in service, such as the ability to cruise silently and be less detectable to sonar. Advances include a compact and integrated hydrodynamically efficient hull for reduced broadband noise and the first ever use of pump-jet propulsion on a Russian nuclear submarine.

The submarines will be armed with Bulava missiles. The Bulava carries the NATO reporting name SS-NX-30 and has been assigned the GRAU index 3M30. In international treaties, the common designation RSM-56 is used.

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to build at least eight new Borei-class submarines that should become the main naval component of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces.

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Les essais de missiles stratégiques russes Bulava pour SNLE type Borei pourraient treprendre à l'automne

Les essais de missiles stratégiques russes Bulava pour SNLE type Borei pourraient treprendre à l'automne | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

MOSCOW, August 13. /ITAR-TASS/. The intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missile Bulava will be launched in September or October, a source in the Russian naval headquarters familiar with the process said on Wednesday.

The missile will be launched from Borei-class strategic missile submarines Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh, the source told ITAR-TASS.

Vladimir Monomakh was initially planned to shoot Bulava in August or September, the lead vessel Yuriy Dolgorukiy - in November, while Alexander Nevsky was not planned to participate this year. Alexander Nevsky is the first serial Borei-class submarine and began service in 2013. Vladimir Monomakh is planned to join the fleet in late 2014.

Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh were earlier reported to make three test Bulava launches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the summer or autumn of 2015. For this, the submarines would follow the Northern Sea Route with 16 missiles each, said a source in the governmental military-industrial commission.

The military planned a total of five test launches, Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said.

Bulava R-30 is the Russian state-of-the-art three-stage solid-fuel missile that carries up to 10 independent warheads and has a range of 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles).

The missile aimed to equip two strategic submarines Shark and Borei has been developed since 1998.

On September 6, 2013, Alexander Nevsky launched Bulava in the White Sea at the Kura test range in Kamchatka. The rocket left the launch container but a malfunction occurred in the second minute of flight. According to the governmental commission, the failure resulted from a mistake in nozzle material production. Bulava launches would be resumed in the autumn of 2014, Borisov said later.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Les conclusions de la commission d'enquête nommée à la suite de l'échec du dernier tir du 6 septembre 2013 avaient été publiées fin novembre :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4011354627/2013/11/20/echec-du-tir-de-missile-boulava-un-defaut-de-fabrication-du-divergent-deployable-du-2eme-etage-est-la-cause-officielle


5 tirs de qualification seraient programmés après cet échec :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4011340732/2013/11/20/missile-strategique-boulava-plus-de-5-tirs-de-qualification-pourraient-avoir-lieu-apres-le-dernier-echec

Le calendrier des essais a un peu de retard sur les annonces précédentes de début 2014 :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4014790813/2014/01/25/les-essais-du-missile-strategique-russe-bulava-pour-snle-type-borei-devraient-reprendre-en-mai-juin-2014


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Après la fin de ses essais constructeur, le SNLE "Vladimir Monomakh" (Projet 955 Borei) a apareillé pour ses essais officiels

Après la fin de ses essais constructeur, le SNLE "Vladimir Monomakh" (Projet 955 Borei) a apareillé pour ses essais officiels | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Strategic nuclear submarine of project 955 "Vladimir Monomakh" came out on state tests, a program that will work on a submarine of the Northern Fleet naval landfills.

First exit, according to plan, will last about one and a half weeks. The boat will return to the "Sevmash" July 26 - said a source in the military-industrial complex.

On state tests assumed multiple outputs "Monomakh" in the sea, where the crew will check the weapons systems of the ship. Earlier it was reported that in September, the first submarine to be this year's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile "Bulava". In November, "Bulava" will shoot the same type of icebreaker "Yury Dolgoruky".

SSBN "Vladimir Monomakh" - the third ship built at Sevmash project 955 "Borey". Designer - CDB ME "Rubin". Bookmark missile took place on 19 March 2006. SSBN crew "Vladimir Monomakh" formed in December 2009. December 30, 2012 nuclear submarine strategic removed from the shop. September 12, 2013 the ship proceeded to the factory sea trials . Icebreaker new missile system is armed with intercontinental ballistic missile "Bulava".

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Quelques nouvelles des sous-marins russes - Le portail des forces navales de la Fédération de Russie

Quelques nouvelles des sous-marins russes - Le portail des forces navales de la Fédération de Russie | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it
La flotte sous-marine russe a connu quelques développements récents dont vous trouverez ici le résumé.

SNLE :

Le K-551 Vladimir Monomakh (Projet 955 Boreï) a quitté Sevmash (Severodvinsk) le 11 juin dernier et mis le cap sur la mer Blanche pour un nouveau cycle d'essais en mer. Il est par ailleurs prévu que le submersible procède à un tir d'essai du missile balistique Boulava au mois de septembre prochain dans le cadre de sa campagne d'homologation. Un autre tir du missile sera effectué en 2014 à partir du K-550 Alexandre Nevski (Projet 955). Le K-551 devrait être versé à la flotte du Pacifique au cours du dernier trimestre 2014.

Le K-84 Ekaterinbourg (Projet 667BDRM) a quitté le 6 juin dernier la hall de réparation de Sevmash (Severodvinsk). Il devrait réintégrer le service actif au sein de la flotte du Nord au cours du 4e trimestre 2014. Pour rappel, le K-84 avait été affecté par un incendie en décembre 2011 alors qu'il était en réparation au centre de réparation n°82. La durée de vie du submersible a été prolongée de 5 années suite à l'entretien et aux réparations qu'il a subi.

SSGN :

Le K-329 Severodvinsk (Projet 885 Yasen) devrait être admis au service actif le 17 juin prochain au sein de la flotte du Nord. Rappelons que le K-329 a été admis au service actif à titre expérimental le 30 décembre 2013.

Le K-150 Tomsk (Projet 949A Anteï) a été mis à l'eau par le chantier naval Zvezda (Bolchoï Kamen, Extrême-Orient) le 12 juin dernier. Le submersible était en IPER depuis 2008, et avait été affecté par un incendie au mois de septembre 2013.

SSN :

Les sous-marins K-391 Bratsk et K-295 Samara quitteront le flotte du Pacifique et arriveront en septembre au centre de réparation Zvezdotchka (Severodvinsk) via la route du Nord pour y subir des réparations.

La modernisation 'en profondeur' de ses sous-marins s'inscrit dans le programme de modernisation de certaines unités du Projet 971, et porte sur l'ensemble du submersible (propulsion, systèmes d'armement, hydroacoustique, électronique...). Zvezdotchka procède ainsi actuellement à la modernisation du K-328 Léopard (flotte du Nord) et commencera cet été celle du K-461 Volk (flotte du Nord). Le K-328, première unité modernisée de projet, devrait réintégrer le service actif en 2015-2016. Le submersible devrait alors mettre en œuvre la version anti-terre du missile Kalibr qui équipe notamment le K-329 Severodvinsk (Projet 885).

Jusqu'à présent, les sous-marins nucléaires de la flotte du Pacifique étaient entretenus dans les chantiers de l'Extrême-Orient (Bolchoï Kamen et Vilyuchinsk), mais compte-tenu de l'état de ces capacités, il a été décidé que la modernisation des SSN du Projet 971 serait réalisée à Severodvinsk, et celle des SSGN du Projet 949 Anteï en Extrême-Orient.

SSK :

Le B-237 Rostov-sur-le-Don (Projet 636.3 Kilo) devrait être mis à l'eau au chantier de l'Amirauté (Saint-Pétersbourg) à la fin du mois de juin. Il s'agit du second des six submersibles de ce type commandés par le ministère russe de la Défense pour la flotte de la mer Noire. Le premier, le B-261 Novorossisk, devrait être admis au service actif d'ici la fin de l'année 2014.

Le B-808 Iaroslav (flotte du Nord) rentrera en IPER à Zvezdotchka en 2015 (sredni remont'). Le chantier termine actuellement l'IPER du B-459 Vladikavkaz : le submersible se trouve depuis 2008 à Zvezdotchka. Le B-459 devrait quitter son hall au cours du troisième trimestre 2014 et retrouver le service actif en 2015.

Sources : Itar-tass, Flotprom, RIA Novosti, Soumarsov.


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La Russie accélère le développement de nouvelles infrastructures pour la base de sous-marins nucléaires de Gadzhiyevo

La Russie accélère le développement de nouvelles infrastructures pour la base de sous-marins nucléaires de Gadzhiyevo | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Russia is speeding up infrastructure development in Gadzhiyevo, the Northern Fleet’s main base for nuclear-powered submarines.

Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu has ordered that all infrastructure for new submarines in Gadzhiyevo, as well as Zaozyorsk and Novorossiysk, should be ready by the end of 2015, TASS reports.

Gadzhiyevo is home base for the Northern Fleet’s new Borey class submarines, while Novorossiysk is a base in the Black Sea Fleet, where vessels of the new Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines will be based. The first two of these subs are currently undergoing deep-water tests in the Arctic.

Zaozyorsk may probably be Russia’s northern base for the new Yasen-class  multi-purpose submarines. At least has the first vessel of the class, the K-329 Severodvinsk, has been based in Zaozyorsk, only 60 kilometers from the Norwegian border, as BarentsObserver reported. Russia plans to build five Yasen-Class subs.

Commander of the Russian Navy Admiral Vitor Chirokv visited the Northern Fleet last weekend to see how development of the infrastructure is going, the Ministry of Defense’s web site reads.

New flats and social infrastructure
It is not only the new submarines that have got new homes in Gadzhiyevo, but also the people that will be serving onboard them. The Ministry of Defense has started building new blocks with a total of 492 flats for the submariners. Last year two new apartment buildings were raised in the town, this year another five new apartment buildings will be constructed.

In October last year, 36 sailors, most of them serving onboard the «Yury Dolgoruky», were the first to receive flats in the first apartment building to be built in Gadzhiyevo in 20 years, TV21 reported.

Construction of a leisure center with ice rank, swimming pool, and cinema with 300 seats will also start in 2015, SeverPost writes. Six old apartment buildings will be demolished to make space for the new center.

Fatal accidents
The rapid development of Gadzhiyevo has not been without casualties.  In the end of January, one worker died and two other were injured when part of an apartment building collapsed during construction. Only four days earlier, another worker died in an accident during construction of a new kinder garden in the town, SeverPost reports. Investigations have started in both cases, the web site reads.

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Video : le "Vladimir Monomakh", 3ème SNLE russe type Borei (projet 955), officiellement admis au service actif

Russia’s third Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh has officially become part of the Russian Navy. Armed with Bulava ballistic missiles, the SSBNs of this class are the planet’s most advanced nuclear deterrence tool.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu attended the ceremony of raising the Russian Navy colors on the submarine on Friday, December 19.

The Borei-class, Project 955, fourth generation SSBN (Ship, Submersible, Ballistic, Nuclear) Vladimir Monomakh has been built at Sevmash shipyard in Russia’s White Sea port of Severmorsk. It followed two first vessels of the same project, the lead vessel of the series SSBN Yuriy Dolgorukiy and SSBN Alexander Nevsky, which both joined the Russian Navy in 2013.

According to the Russian military, Borei-class are state-of-the-art submarines, featuring characteristics superior to any submarine currently in service worldwide.

The Borei-class subs are replacing outgoing nuclear subs of the previous generation and are set to become the backbone of Russia’s sea-based nuclear defenses.

A Borei-class sub is 170 meters long and 13.5 meters wide, and can dive up to 450 meters.

They have a compact, hydro-dynamically efficient hull for reduced broadband noise and are the first to use pump-jet propulsion among Russian submarines. Their submerged cruise speed is at least 30 knots (56 kilometers per hour).

Safety measures for the subs include a rescue chamber that can host all 107 crew members.

The primary weapon of the Borei SSBNs is the Bulava SLBM (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile, SS-NX-30 by NATO designation) solid fuel missile with well over a 9,000 kilometer firing range capability. Bulava’s payload is 6 to 10 hypersonic, individually guided, maneuverable nuclear warheads with a yield of 100 to 150 kilotons each.

Each Borei submarine, designed by the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering in St Petersburg, is armed with 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The Bulava missile has had a somewhat troublesome development history, with technical glitches plaguing the early tests. Altogether there have been 22 launches in the SLBM’s history. However, out of the last 10 launches, only one failed.

The SSBN Vladimir Monomakh was handed over to the Russian Navy on December 10, having completed all trials and tests, including a successful Bulava launch in September.

The underwater missile launch was carried out from the White Sea off the northwest Russian coast. All warheads hit the Kura test range in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

That missile launch was followed by two more successful launches carried out by the SSBN Yury Dolgorukiy in October and the SSBN Alexander Nevsky in November.

A fourth Borei-class submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, is currently under construction in Severomorsk, while a fifth, Knyaz Oleg, was laid down at the Sevmash shipyard in July.

The SSBN Knyaz Oleg will become the first of the upgraded Project 955A submarines, which will boast smaller hulls and cons as well as even better acoustics and lower sound levels.

The sixth Borei-class sub, SSBN Knyaz Suvorov, will be laid down in Severomorsk on December 21.

By 2020, the Defense Ministry plans to have eight Borei-class subs as the backbone of the naval component of the country’s strategic nuclear deterrent.

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Gros bazar dans la communication russe : le SNLE "Alexandre Nevski" pourrait finalement tirer un missile Bulava en 2014

Gros bazar dans la communication russe : le SNLE "Alexandre Nevski" pourrait finalement tirer un missile Bulava en 2014 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

MOSCOW, November 10 - RIA Novosti. The plan launches of intercontinental ballistic missile "Bulava" for 2014 has not changed this year's final will take place starting from the nuclear submarine project 955 ("Northwind") "Alexander Nevsky" in the last ten days of November, according to RIA News on Monday, a source in the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.

Earlier media reported that launches "Bulava" this year will be no more.

"Undo was not going according to plan starts unchanged, concluding this year with the conduct of firing nuclear submarine" Alexander Nevsky. "All five test launches" Bulava "who minister ordered an will be implemented," - said the source.

According to him, the launch is scheduled for the last ten days of November: "In the last week."

Earlier, Russian Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov said firing missile "Bulava" will be met with the submarines of Project 955 "Borey" in October (successful test of an ICBM took place on 29 October, the submarine "Yury Dolgoruky") and November.

"Bulava" - the newest Russian three-stage solid rocket placed on submarines. In September of last year in the onboard system on state tests missile nuclear submarine "Alexander Nevsky" fails, the cause was a violation of the technology in the production of material for the sliding nozzle. In this regard, the Minister of Defense ordered an additional five launches "Bulava".

Now in the battle of the Russian Navy are two submarines of Project 955 "Borey" - "Yury Dolgoruky" and "Alexander Nevsky." Planned until 2020 will be built eight submarines of this class - media missile "Bulava". APL "Vladimir Monomakh" should be adopted in fighting the fleet until the end of 2014.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Il était annoncé hier que plus aucun tir d'essai n'aurait lieu cette année, et que le tir de validation du SNLE "Alexandre Nevski" pourrait avoir lieu en 2015 dans le Pacifique (en mer d'Okhotsk) :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4031445964/2014/11/10/le-tir-d-essai-de-missile-strategique-russe-bulava-par-le-snle-alexandre-nevski-serait-annule-et-remis-a-l-automne-2015


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Missile balistique stratégique Boulava: tir réussi depuis le SNLE type Borei "Yuriy Dolgoruki"

Missile balistique stratégique Boulava: tir réussi depuis le SNLE type Borei "Yuriy Dolgoruki" | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Le sous-marin nucléaire Iouri Dolgorouki a effectué avec succès un tir d'essai du missile balistique Boulava en mer de Barents vers le polygone de Koura, au Kamtchatka, a annoncé mercredi le ministère russe de la Défense dans un communiqué.

Le missile a été tiré par le sous-marin en immersion.

"Selon les informations confirmées, les ogives du missile ont frappé les cibles désignées sur le polygone de Koura", lit-on dans le communiqué.

Le missile R30 3M30 Boulava-30 (code OTAN SS-NX-30, dénomination internationale RSM-56) doit constituer l'arme principale des forces stratégiques navales russes. Le Boulava est un missile à trois étages à propergol solide destiné à équiper des sous-marins. D'une portée de 8.000 km, il peut intégrer dix ogives nucléaires hypersoniques de 100 à 150 kilotonnes ayant chacune une trajectoire indépendante.


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Le SNLE russe Vladimir Monomakh a achevé la phase de contrôle acoustique qui clôt le cycle des essais avant ASA

Le SNLE russe Vladimir Monomakh a achevé la phase de contrôle acoustique qui clôt le cycle des essais avant ASA | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

ARKhANGEL'SK, October 7. / Correspondent. Sophia Anufrieva TASS /. Nuclear submarine 4th generation Project 955 (code "Northwind") - "Vladimir Monomakh" completed the program expanded acoustic testing, after returning from the voyage. This was reported by a correspondent. TASS, the press service of the defense shipyard "Sevmash" in Severodvinsk, which was built icebreaker.

As the head of the builders of ships Nicholas Semakov, submarine has successfully completed all the tasks, experts collected the necessary data, which will now be processed by staff Krylovskogo State Scientific Center.

"Thus, the submarine has completed a program of state tests , acoustic tests extended and will now be ready to transfer to the Navy , "- noted the shipyard.

The press service of "Sevmash" recalled that "Vladimir Monomakh" - the third (second serial) ship project "Northwind." "Thus, the entire project is built. Now the factory is building submarines modernized project in this series - the type of nuclear-powered ships" Borey-A ", - explained in the shipyard.

"Vladimir Monomakh" refers to a class of missile strategic submarine cruisers. It was founded on the "Sevmash" March 19, 2006 - the day of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet and launched on December 30, 2012. Submarine sea trials conducted in 2013.

Head submarine Project 955 "Borey" - "Yuri Dolgoruky", as well as the first production ship of this project, "Alexander Nevsky", built as the "Sevmash", were handed over to the Russian Navy in the early and late 2013 respectively. On the stocks of the company are based on the improved design 955A submarine "Prince Vladimir" and "Prince Oleg" laid down in 2012 and 2014.

"Borei" armed with new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) "Bulava", designed to be the basis of the naval strategic nuclear forces of Russia in the coming decades. Total plans to build up to 2020 eight "Borei" - three of them Project 955 armed with 16 ICBMs, and five - 955A (20 ICBMs).


Patrick H. 's insight:

A lire également l'article du Barents Observer. On y rappelle notamment que les 3 premiers SNLE type Borei ont été construits à partir d'éléments de coque de SNA Akula :

http://barentsobserver.com/en/security/2014/10/vladimir-monomakh-finishes-trials-08-10


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2 SNLE russes type Borei (Projet 955) effectueront des essais de missiles stratégiques Bulava dans le Pacifique en 2015

2 SNLE russes type Borei (Projet 955) effectueront des essais de missiles stratégiques Bulava dans le Pacifique en 2015 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Strategic nuclear submarines "Alexander Nevsky" and "Vladimir Monomakh" - the first and second serial "Borei" - after they arrive at the permanent basing Vilyuchinsk in Kamchatka in the autumn of 2015 will perform one single missile launches "Bulava"

This was reported by ITAR-TASS informed source in the General Staff of the Russian Navy.
"According to the approved plan, the fall of next year," Alexander Nevsky "and" Vladimir Monomakh "need to spend a single test firing" Mace "from submerged position of the area east of the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean on range Siskin at Cape Kanin Nos in Arkhangelsk region" - said source.

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Le SNLE russe "Yury Dolgoruky" type Borei effectuera son tir d'essai de missile Bulava en octobre avec son stock opérationnel complet

Le SNLE russe "Yury Dolgoruky" type Borei effectuera son tir d'essai de missile Bulava en octobre avec son stock opérationnel complet | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

“This will be the first launch of Bulava missile from the submerged position by the Project 955 (Borey) missile-carrying nuclear submarine with a full set of 16 Bulava ICBMs on its board,” source says

MOSCOW, September 15. /ITAR-TASS/. The launch of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine scheduled for October will mark an important stage in testing the submarine’s missile system, a source in the Russian Navy headquarters said on Monday.

“This will be the first launch of the Bulava missile from the submerged position by the Project 955 (Borey) missile-carrying nuclear submarine with a full set of 16 Bulava ICBMs on its board,” the source said.

“The launch will test the submarine’s operation after the test-firing. Earlier, all Borey-class submarines went into the sea with only one missile aboard, which was launched,” the source said.

The source confirmed plans to conduct one more Bulava launch in November from another Borey-class strategic nuclear-powered submarine, the Alexander Nevsky.

“As of September 13, the plan for November stipulates the launch of this missile from the Alexander Nevsky also with the aim of testing the reliability of the Bulava missile and confirming the stable operation of the submarine’s missile system,” the source said.

As in October, one missile will be launched from an underwater position in Russia’s White Sea to hit a designated target at the Kura test range on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Far East, the source said.

“The Bulava launch in November will be the third and the last this year. Two other launches of this missile are scheduled for 2015,” the source said.

Russian Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on September 10 after the successful first test-firing of the Bulava missile from the same-class Vladimir Monomakh submarine that two more Bulava launches from two strategic Borey-class submarines would be held in autumn.

“In October and November, the Navy will perform two more missile launches from two missile-carrying submarines equipped with ballistic missiles,” the Navy chief said at the time.

Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile

Bulava R-30 is a Russian submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile designed for the new Borey-class submarines, eight of which are expected to enter service by 2020.

The three-stage solid-fuel missile is capable of carrying from six to ten nuclear warheads. The missile's maximum range is up to 9,000km.

The Bulava development began in 1998. Eight of 19 test launches carried out since 2005 were successful. Others failed due to malfunctions of the control system, engines of second and third stages and warhead separation. The missile's commissioning was delayed because of the failures.

After six consecutive successful launches in 2010-2011, Bulava was expected to be commissioned. However, the previous launch from the Alexander Nevsky submarine on September 9, 2013 was unsuccessful. The missile fell in the Arctic Ocean because of failure of the engine control system of the second stage.

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Deux autres tirs d'essai de missiles balistiques Bulava sont prévus en octobre et novembre 2014

Deux autres tirs d'essai de missiles balistiques Bulava sont prévus en octobre et novembre 2014 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

MOSCOW, September 10. /ITAR-TASS/. The forthcoming launches of ballistic submarine-based missiles Bulava will be carried out in October and November this year from two nuclear-powered strategic submarines of the Borei project, the Navy’s commander-in-chief, Admiral Viktor Chizhov, told the media on Wednesday.

“In October and November the Navy is to carry out two launches from two submarines carrying ballistic missiles,” he said.

This will take the total number of this year’s Bulava launches to three.

Patrick H. 's insight:

Après le tir réussi d'aujourd'hui :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4027756243/2014/09/10/tir-d-essai-reussi-de-missile-balistique-bulava-depuis-le-snle-russe-vladimir-monomakh-type-borei


Le sous-marin lanceur en novembre devrait être le Yury Dolgoruky :

http://itar-tass.com/politika/1235405



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Le SNLE russe type Borei “Vladimir Monomakh” va probablement effectuer un tir d'essai de Bulava cette semaine (entre le 10 et le 14)

Le SNLE russe type Borei “Vladimir Monomakh” va probablement effectuer un tir d'essai de Bulava cette semaine (entre le 10 et le 14) | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The area closure, which is adjacent to Novaya Zemlya, uses the same exact coordinates of an area closure declared for an SS-N-32 Bulava SLBM launch by Dolgorukiy-class SSBN “Aleksandr Nevskiy” on September 6, 2013. That missile failed in flight due to production quality control issues, but the launch itself was a success for the submarine and led to the completion of state testing and acceptance of the submarine in December 2013. As happened with last year’s launch, if the launch team aboard “Vladimir Monomakh” can successfully push the launch data to the missile and eject the missile out of its missile tube, the launch will be considered a success for the submarine. If the missile actually reaches the Kura Test Range on the Kamchatka Peninsula, even better…

This week’s SS-N-32 Bulava launch by “Vladimir Monomakh” is part of the submarine’s state testing, which began back in July 2014. A month earlier, Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Yuriy Borisov announced that the submarine would launch a Bulava SLBM in September. The submarine most recently completed a two-week at-sea period, as part of state testing, that focused on assessing the submarine’s acoustic parameters. If all goes well, “Vladimir Monomkah” could be turned over in December (December 10 ?)

Patrick H. 's insight:

Le tir est annoncé pour le 10 sur cette autre dépêche :

http://www.flot.com/news/navy/?ELEMENT_ID=171028


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Du changement dans le planning 2014 de la reprise des essais du missile stratégique russe Bulava

Du changement dans le planning 2014 de la reprise des essais du missile stratégique russe Bulava | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

The first test launch of the Bulava SLBM in 2014 will be conducted from the Yuri Dolgorikiy submarine, not from Vladimir Monomakh, as it was planned earlier.

It's probably a stretch, but it may be that the change is related to some lingering doubts about Bulava - in the original plan the launch was supposed to be part of Vladimir Monomakh state trials, rather than a test of the missile. Switching to Yury Dolgorukiy is a way to test the missile, not a submarine.

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Fin des essais officiels du SNLE "Vladimir Monomakh", 3ème exemplaire du Projet 955 Borei - ASA prévue avant fin 2014

Fin des essais officiels du SNLE "Vladimir Monomakh", 3ème exemplaire du Projet 955 Borei - ASA prévue avant fin 2014 | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

MOSCOW, July 25. (ARMS-TASS). Submarine with nuclear ballistic missiles (SSBN) Project 955 (code "Northwind") "Vladimir Monomakh" will complete the program of state tests in the sea July 26. In an interview with Itar-Tass General Director of OAO "CKB" Rubin "Igor Villeneuve.

"The factory ship completed sea trials on July 5 to 26, scheduled to be completed in July of state tests, then - additional outputs and audit, finishing the ship," - he said.

Villeneuve recalled that the second serial SSBN 955 project will take all kinds of tests and will be commissioned in the fleet before the end of  2014.

"After the transfer of the Navy (Navy)" Yuri Dolgoruky "in 2012 dealt with the pace of ships cruiser in one year, as it should be," - said the CEO.

In his words, "Borei" met all expectations placed on it. The enterprises that are involved in the creation of SSBN, long time performed a large number of development activities (R & D). "Now all the cooperation has passed the stage of serial production and, consequently, reduced the time required for the construction and testing of ships," - said Villeneuve.

Earlier it was reported that in September, the first submarine to be this year's launch of a ballistic missile submarines (SLBM) "Bulava".

Patrick H. 's insight:

Il avait appareillé mi-juillet pour ces essais officiels qui ont suivi les essais constructeur :

http://www.scoop.it/t/newsletter-navale/p/4024785714/2014/07/17/apres-la-fin-de-ses-essais-constructeur-le-snle-vladimir-monomakh-projet-955-borei-a-apareille-pour-ses-essais-officiels


Dans le même temps, le chantier naval Sevmash met en chantier le 5ème exemplaire :

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/742472



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Le SNLE russe Vladimir Monomakh, 3ème unité de la classe Borei (Projet 955), admis au service actif avant la fin de l'année ?

Le SNLE russe Vladimir Monomakh, 3ème unité de la classe Borei (Projet 955), admis au service actif avant la fin de l'année ? | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

ARKHANGELSK, June 23, 21:00 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s second serial Borei-class strategic submarine Vladimir Monomakh (Project 955), built by the Sevmash shipyard, will join the Navy before the end of the year, the company’s press service said on Monday, June 23, quoting its Director-General Mikhail Budnichenko as saying.

He said the submarine would be handed over to the Navy after the end of the current sea trials. “In strict compliance with the schedule we are building two new craft for the Navy and upgrading the heavy cruiser Admiral Nakhimov,” Budnichenko said.On June 11, the Vladimir Monomakh began sea trials in the White Sea. The submarine will make one more voyage in July to test all systems before it goes into service later in the year.

The Vladimir Monomakh is the third Project 955 craft built by the Sevmash shipyard. The fourth one, Knyaz Vladimir, is now under construction. The fifth one, Knyaz Oleg, will be laid down on July 19.

The Knyaz Oleg will become the first serial upgraded version of Project 955A submarines. They will have smaller hulls and cons, better acoustic characteristics and lower noisiness.

The first two Borei-class submarines joined the Navy late last year. The Alexander Nevsky was the first serial Project 955 ship of the Borei Class. It was laid down on March 19, 2004. The leading submarine of the series, Yuri Dolgoruky, went into service in January 2013.

The Defense Ministry plans to build at least eight new Borei-class submarines that should become the main naval component of Russia's strategic nuclear forces.

Borei-class submarines are designed by the St. Petersburg-based Naval Design Bureau Rubin. Each submarine can be armed with 12 ICBMs with MIRVs. They will also have an escape capsule for all crewmembers. A Borei-class submarine is 170 meters long and 13.5 meters wide, it can sink to a depth of 450 meters and has a crew of 17 sailors.

The Borei claims to be a state-of-the-art submarine, featuring characteristics superior to any submarine currently in service, such as the ability to cruise silently and be less detectable to sonar. Advances include a compact and integrated hydrodynamically efficient hull for reduced broadband noise and the first ever use of pump-jet propulsion on a Russian nuclear submarine.

The submarine will be armed with Bulava missiles. The Bulava carries the NATO reporting name SS-NX-30 and has been assigned the GRAU index 3M30. In international treaties, the common designation RSM-56 is used.

The Yuri Dolgoruky was the 129th nuclear-powered submarine built by Sevmash and the first one in the past 12 years. Prior to that, in December 2001, the shipyard handed over the multirole submarine Gepard (carrying no ballistic missiles) to the Navy.

The Alexander Nevsky is the second Borei-class submarine. Its construction at the Sevmash shipyard began in 2004 and the submarine is a fourth generation strategic underwater missile cruiser.

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