Delivery of the Navy, «Admiral Gorshkov» postponed indefinitely
Russian Navy Main Command plans to hold this year’s municipal tests of the new frigate «Admiral Gorshkov», as already reported, «Izvestia», were ripped off. As told «Izvestia» in the military, the frigate is not yet ready for sea trials that precede municipal. At the moment, the start date moved trials for six months, in other words for the summer 2013, and it’s likely not the final decision.
According to the views of the military, became a prerequisite failure prepyadstviya with regular 130-mm gun mounts A-192m and other systems.
— Unavailability of A-192m — this clarification manufacturer, in other words «Northern shipyard». In fact at the «Gorshkov» — a whole bunch of flaws. Namely, only at the moment began to mount artillery fire control system «Puma». Engines fail too — said, «Izvestia» officer of the Main Command of the Navy.
KB and artillery system produces plant «Arsenal» in St. Petersburg. Claim to them appeared long and then two years reversing Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky proposed purchase frigates series «Gorshkov» 100mm AU French Creusot-Loire Compact or 127-mm AU Italian OTO-Melara 127/64LW. But «Arsenal» assured subcontractors ETR and navy would do everything in time, complained to the source «Izvestia».
Sailors also have questions to build the ship, the placement of personnel. Kubrick is very small, walkways and other facilities are overloaded equipment, they say they are. As usual, the representatives of the military-industrial complex with criticism hundred percent disagree. A senior United Shipbuilding Company (USC) said «News» that the requirements of the Main Command of the Navy «unfounded.»
— In 2011, financing the construction of military frigate was absolutely stopped and resumed only this year. «Severnaya Verf» as the leading manufacturer of ship without receiving funding can not pay for the work and other project participants. So suspend work on all related companies, and the Ministry of Defense knows it, — he said.
Interlocutor «News» said that «Admiral Gorshkov» — is the first ship of the series, and in the process many of the systems and mechanisms previously planned, replaced by more appropriate.
— If we have no artillery, and we do not know its size and weight, how to build a ship? Gun until a serial. To her it is necessary to sum up the power cord, integrated with onboard information control system (CICS), with a control system to reduce the artillery fire. So we are struck by the Navy Main Command of baseless claims, — said the representative of USC.
In the same vein, expressed at the plant «Arsenal». One of his managers said «News» that the Defense Ministry does not fund work on artillery system in full for three years.
— In 2012, the developmental work (OCD) A-192 «Armata» allocated nil nil cents. The plant has to be carried OCD for their money — he said.
Rear Admiral Vladimir Zakharov supplies allocated «Izvestia» that altercation between customer and manufacturer inherent in the construction of ships head series.
— There is a selection of equipment, changing drawings. Some design work to finance military stopped, some, on the contrary, — begin. Naturally, you can swear on the shipbuilders, but we must realize that the ship — a difficult mechanism and that all debug, will need a lot of time. How were problems with the corvette «Guarding» and presently already giving third ship — said Zakharov.
According to the views of professional, «Gorshkov» early and late surrender fleet, and most importantly — that «childhood diseases» series have been cured. In the unlikely event you can already read about the huge dilemmas.