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Massive boost to French naval capabilities   

Yeah,  I am Norwegian.  This sounds legit, though badly translated.     The reason the warship sank by the way, is because they anchored the ship to land to keep it steady. But it was a poor

More submarine news - the Indian navy forgot to close a hatch on their SSBN: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ins-arihant-left-crippled-after-accident-10-months-ago/article22392049.ece

On 12/23/2018 at 2:08 AM, LoooSeR said:
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   On December 21, 2018, Admiralty Shipyards JSC (St. Petersburg, part of United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC - USK) began construction of the project 00903 drifting ice-resistant self-propelled platform "North Pole" (factory number 02404).

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Ice-resistant self-propelled platform "North Pole" - a unique vessel in its purpose. In fact, this is a polar station with the functionality of a research and development center that will drift in the Arctic Ocean for two years without entering the port.

 

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On 12/30/2018 at 10:37 PM, LoooSeR said:

   So i visited a museum today and look mock up of what i found...

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"Ice-resistant self-propelled platform North Pole"   

 

   lol, i just posted about that thing.

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   And here are news about Ice resistant selfpropelled platform "North Pole":

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   The Admiralteiskie Shipyards (part of the USC) launched an ice-resistant self-propelled platform (LSP) "North Pole" project 00903, which is being built by order of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet).

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   LSP "North Pole" has the functionality of a research center and is designed for year-round expeditions in the high latitudes of the Arctic Ocean. The vessel is designed to conduct geological, acoustic, geophysical and oceanographic research; it is capable of passing through ice without the involvement of an icebreaker, as well as taking on board heavy helicopters of the Mi-8AMT (Mi-17) type.

   LSP will provide comfortable and safe working and living conditions for the crew and scientific personnel at the polar station at temperatures up to -50 ° C and 85% humidity.

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   Main technical characteristics of LSP: length - 83.1 m; width - 22.5 m; displacement - about 10,390 tons; power plant - 4200 kW; speed - not less than 10 knots; hull strength - Arc8; autonomy in terms of fuel reserves - about 2 years; service life - at least 25 years; crew - 14 people; scientific staff - 34 people.

 

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   Despite Zelensky's order, the Nikolaev Shipyard will not be able to complete the Vladimir Veliky corvette due to the lack of technical capabilities.

   About this on Friday, December 18, said the director of the "Nikolaev shipbuilding plant" Valery Kalashnikov, write NikVesti. According to the director, it is impossible to transfer the unfinished corvette body from the Black Sea plant to the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant for further completion. - It is impossible to transfer the state defense order (for the construction of a corvette - approx.) To the territory of our plant. Impossible due to weight characteristics, it is technically impossible. If it is completed, it will only be possible to implement it on the territory of the Black Sea Shipyard, ”said Valery Kalashnikov.

   Recall that the program for the construction of four corvettes with a total cost of about $ 2 billion provided for the launch of the first of them - "Vladimir the Great" - in 2015. The ship was laid down at the Black Sea Shipyard in 2010. It is known that by 2021 the Navy wanted to receive a total of four "corvettes". The total amount of financing for the ship construction program was 16.22 billion hryvnia.

   Good material for big strong dog vs small weak dog meme, Ukraine in Soviet times vs modern one, heh.

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   The Zircon hypersonic missiles will begin to be serially supplied to the Russian army in 2022. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexei Krivoruchko in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

   “The tests of the missile armament complex with the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile are underway. So, in 2020, a number of successful launches of the Zircon missile complex from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov were carried out, and starting from 2022 their serial delivery will begin, ”said the Deputy Minister.

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