In the northern capital opened the International Maritime Defense Show. What was exposed?
Russia retains the title of one of the leading maritime nations. Proof of this thesis was opened in St. Petersburg International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2011 — a unique composition of exhibitors exhibition showcasing the latest advances in the development of freeboard, submarines and maritime weapon systems.
— Our naval equipment ranks second in terms of exports after the aircraft, — the "Izvestia", the first deputy head of the Federal Service for Control of military-technical cooperation, Alexander Fomin. — In some areas, we considered some of the first.
According to the state-owned company "Rosoboronexport", this year Russian companies were brought to St. Petersburg 70 samples of armaments and naval equipment. Their products shows more than 400 companies from 29 countries.
We berths Marine Station and the waters are more than 40 ships, boats and seaplanes from the Navy, Border Guard Service of Russia and the participating companies. These include Project 20380 corvettes "savvy" and "Guarding" (export version — Project 20382 "Tiger"), Project 11540 patrol ship "Yaroslav the Wise", a submarine of Project 677 "St. Petersburg" (export version — "Amur-1650 ").
At the salon also arrived three foreign ship: U.S. Navy frigate FFG52 «Carr," the German Navy frigate F220 «Hamburg» and the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate F831 «Van Amstel." The participation of foreign ships brings some intrigue of the show. After all, it was after sunset in St. Petersburg French amphibious assault helicopter carrier "Mistral" contract was signed between Moscow and Paris to deliver two such ships in Russia.
According to "News" in the United Shipbuilding Corporation, this year is so large contracts are not expected. Although as stated by the head of USC Roman Trocenko, the volume of contracts discussed in the exhibition is $ 3 billion While the total turnover of the company — $ 5 billion
"Sevmash" is preparing to surrender two multipurpose nuclear submarine of the new generation of project 855 of the "Ash". Head boat of this class has already started sea trials. The uniqueness of the ship, and this is recognized and Western experts, is that this is the first Soviet-Russian submarines, virtually indistinguishable in the deep sea. Her work screws quieter than the most promising American "Sea Wolf."
In addition, the "Ash" and still support our most advanced supersonic cruise missiles. They also show in St. Petersburg as part of the passenger compartment. This anti-complexes "Onyx" NGOs Reutova Engineering from Moscow, as well as the 3M-54.
Rockets "Onyx" today are not only used in submarines, but also be part of the coastal defense systems "Bastion". Another novelty of the same order will be set "Ball" with a cruise missile Kh-35. Its main feature — a seeker capable of detecting targets in passive mode. That is, until the very last moment, she did not give himself to enemy air defense systems.
No less interesting development has prepared Tulamashzavod — automatic gun AKA-630m2 "Duet." Its basis was the ship’s automatic gun AKA-630. The Navy’s her name "metallorezkoy" for the fact that it is able to produce up to a thousand rounds per minute and literally cut the ships and cruise missiles and enemy target. In "Duet" designers managed to combine the two sets of barrels, increasing the rate of fire of weapons to 5 thousand rounds per minute.
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