SAM BPK "Vice-Admiral Kulakov" took aim at British fighters Eurofighter Typhoon




The appearance of Russian warships near the British Isles has raised concerns in London. Over the past three weeks, the British military has spotted nine Russian naval pennants in waters adjacent to Great Britain, signaling unprecedented Russian activity.

The last episode was the discovery in early November 2020 in the Irish Sea off the west coast of Scotland of a large anti-submarine ship (BOD) "Vice-Admiral Kulakov" (project 1155) of the Northern Fleet. The British sent a couple of their Eurofighter Typhoon fighters to the Russian BOD, but the ship's 3Р95 radar detected, escorted and illuminated the approach of the "guests", after which the Dagger air defense system automatically took aim at them. This air defense system is designed to repel massive air attacks in the near zone (up to 15 km).

As a result, the planes flew around the ship and departed. After the incident, the British said that the Russians did not enter British territorial waters and did not violate the sea border.

At the same time, they forgot to clarify that in western Scotland there is a naval base "Clyde" (HMNB Clyde), which is the main base of strategic nuclear submarines of the Vanguard type ("Vanguard" - "Vanguard"). Each of them has 16 launchers with Trident II D5 (UGM-133A) SLBMs, whose nuclear warheads are aimed at Russia. Therefore, the interest of the VPK "Vice-Admiral Kulakov" is quite understandable.
  • Photos used: UK Department of Defense
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  1. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 6 December 2020 14: 18
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    This air defense system is designed to repel massive air attacks in the near zone (up to 15 km).

    - it only remains to add that there is no more serious air defense on Kulakov ...
  2. Dmitry Donskoy Offline Dmitry Donskoy
    Dmitry Donskoy (Dmitry Donskoy) 6 December 2020 15: 58
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    And what's wrong with that?
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) 6 December 2020 18: 28
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      And what's wrong with that?

      - the fact that the BOD project 1155 has no air defense ...
      1. Dmitry Donskoy Offline Dmitry Donskoy
        Dmitry Donskoy (Dmitry Donskoy) 6 December 2020 18: 55
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        I mean it too
  3. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 6 December 2020 23: 45
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    When I was in Long-Range Aviation, the Turks were targeting our aircraft every time we went to the RTR.
    Two times a week.
    And what?
    Boring, like last year's newspaper.