Home' Defence Review Asia : DRA Jul-Aug 2013 Contents minister Yury Borisov, who claimed to extend state
orders for Zubr and Murena fast landing ships.
Severnaya Verf was one of the IMDS news
makers. The shipyard is the prime contractor for
the Stereguschiy-type corvettes for the Russian
Navy with one of the series -- Boiky -- presented
at the show. These ships enjoy their stealth design
at full strength combining high technology with
lethal fire power. The project has an export version
titled 20382 Tiger equipped with Uran-E missile
complex, 100-mm artillery mount A-192E as well as
powerful antisubmarine and air defense weaponry.
It looks like the Algerian Navy is to become the
prime customer for Tigers with a contract for two
ships plus two optional. Currently, Severnaya Verf
has been working on the 1234E and 1159T ships
upgrade for this customer. The first pair of the
upgraded ships named Rais Hamidu and Murad
Rais have been already delivered to the Algerian
The Zelenodolsk-based Design Bureau
presented a new concept of Sarsar multipurpose
corvette/ patrol ship with a full-load displacement
of 900 ton, full speed of 25 knots and modern
artillery, ADS and ASW systems.
At IMDS-2011 USC and Transas announced a
deal to form-up a new joint venture -- USC-Transas.
Based on the Transas expertise in simulation and
integrated aboard technologies development new
company became a leading supplier of the above
mentioned products for all the USC-built vessels.
An impressive exposition presented to the experts
and audience a huge variety of simulators, bridges
and command posts not just of naval application
but for helicopters and armoured vehicles as
well to provide a complex outlook of the landing
The USC success would not be possible
without the close cooperation of strong national
corporations specialised in electronics, navigation,
C4I and weaponry.
The Concern AVRORA, being the largest center
for naval C4I systems of various applications,
presented its latest products for non-nuclear
submarines and surface ships. The company
showcased the integrated automated information
management system LAMA-I for advanced
subs jointly developed with Granit-Electron and
Oceanpribor. The system provides all necessary
data for missile or torpedo firing to annihylate all
types of targets.
AVRORA has successfully completed the 636
submarines personnel training center in Vietnam.
This fact was confirmed by the Concern CEO
Konstantin Shilov, who mentioned that "two
buildings have been constructed with all equipment
assembled. In addition, works on "marine" part of
the center are being completed too". Mr Shilov
pointed out the new training center for submariners
and surface ships crews for the Russian Navy,
being part of the AVRORA exposition at IMDS-
The Concern Granit-Electron is the Russia's
leading research company and manufacturer of
surface surveillance, target designation, REW and
automatic fire control systems both for the national
and friendly navies. Concern conducts military
technical cooperation with India, China, Vietnam,
Indonesia, Algeria and other countries. For the first
time a new improved mono-pulse homing head for
Yakhont supersonic cruise missile was displayed.
A homing head features detection range of 120 km
with resolution on distance of 9-15 m. The missile
system is able to engage all type of sea surface
and coastal targets. The company also exhibited
the fire control system for BAL-E as well as bombs
The Concern Elektropribor displayed the Parus-
98E unified periscope system for modernised and
newly-developed advanced submarines. It features
day-and-night surveillance in adverse weather
conditions, GPS and GLONASS signals reception,
radar signal detection, distance measurement etc.
Parus-98E consists of attack periscope penetrating
into the submarine hull and multi-purpose non-
hull-penetrating periscope (optronic mast). The
periscope system can be supplied as a complete
set or separately.
The Tula-based KBP Design Bureau, the core
company of the High-Precision Weaponry holding
of Rostec, presented its navalised version of the
Pantsyr-S titled as Pantsyr-ME. The new missile-
gun system is able to react on any type of target
hitting up to 4 simultaneously. Each unit has 8
missiles on the launchers with 32 in the stock
plus 1000 artillery rounds for two six-barrel guns.
The missile hitting zone is 1500-2000m by range
and from 2 to 15000m by height of the target
trajectory. The similar figures for gun hitting zone is
500-4000 and 0-3000 respectively.
It has been announced that from June 2015
IMDS is to be moved to a different place. The
new show location is to be at the Morskoy Facade
premises, which has become a new city port for
the cruising ships.
Let's hope that the new show location will work
for the better. Ù
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Project 877 submarine
The USC success would not be possible without the close cooperation
of strong national corporations specialised in electronics, navigation, C4I
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