Why is Russia re-equipping old Soviet warships

In the course of recent state tests from the board of the modernized frigate "Marshal Shaposhnikov", the anti-ship missile "Uranus" was successfully launched.

The ships of Project 1155, built in the Soviet Union, to which the aforementioned frigate belongs, were initially positioned as a tool for anti-submarine warfare in the open ocean. The latter, acting as part of a squadron, provided reliable protection against underwater threats.

The ship was equipped with 85RU anti-submarine cruise missiles capable of delivering a homing torpedo to a distance of up to 90 km and the Polynom sonar system. At the same time, anti-ship weapons were completely absent on the ship, and the air defense system, although there was, was extremely weak.

The aforementioned shortcomings were compensated by the fact that the ship operated as part of a large formation. However, the days of flotillas have passed and now the emphasis is on universal ships capable of operating both in a group and alone.

As a result of deep modernization, Marshal Shaposhnikov received the Uran anti-ship complex, a universal launcher for the Caliber, Onyx and Zircon missiles, updated radar and electronic warfare systems, and an air defense system reinforced with the Dagger anti-aircraft missile system ".

In total, 12 ships of Project 1155 were built in the USSR. Seven of them still serve in the Russian Navy. After the upgraded Admiral Shaposhnikov returns to service, its colleague, Admiral Vinogradov, will be sent for modernization. Thus, the Ministry of Defense plans to gradually re-equip all ships of this project.

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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 8 January 2021 11: 18
    Why is Russia re-equipping old Soviet warships

    Why build new ones, spend a lot of money, when it is possible to modernize the old too. Thanks to the USSR! Only now Putin believes that the USSR did not produce anything except galoshes.

    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 8 January 2021 11: 45
      Platoshkin will come, order now!
    2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 8 January 2021 11: 52
      Well, this comrade said a lot of things in 20 years, now it is already clear that he does not respect himself to believe.
      1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
        Rum rum (Rum rum) 9 January 2021 23: 09
        You wanted to say 20 years ago? lol
    3. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 9 January 2021 23: 06
      Only now Putin believes that the USSR did not produce anything except galoshes.

      Are you delusional?
  2. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 8 January 2021 11: 56
    When the state does not have enough money, it is possible to re-equip the cruiser Aurora with zircons or calibers - in the LPNR they removed T-34 tanks from their pedestals and threw them into battle ...

    1. Dear sofa expert. 9 January 2021 20: 26
      When the state does not have enough money, you can ...

      Fuck you! I started to read it, and then it got through .. you thought about the USA with their B52
  3. Cat Offline Cat
    Cat (Sergei) 9 January 2021 09: 39
    As one Canadian grandfather writes:

    When asked why they didn’t put Onyx, the answer is simple: there is no control system

    Probably he is right, while the "hat" received the RK "Caliber", which is also a lot, the Pacific Fleet got the first BNK "calibrator". Maybe the hardware base for "Onyx" and "Zircons" will be tightened in the future?
    1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 9 January 2021 23: 13
      "Shaoshnikov" received universal launchers, which means that "Caliber" (of all modifications), and "Onyx", and in the future, "Zircon".
  4. bpk572 Offline bpk572
    bpk572 9 January 2021 19: 57
    The author unknowingly prescribed the lack of anti-ship capabilities and weak air defense on the BOD of Project 1155. At least four anti-ship torpedoes, firing mode at NK for PLUR and SAM, + AK-100. The air defense circuit is one of the best for self-defense: two batteries Dagger 64 SAM, two AK-100, four AK-630, electronic warfare PK-2 and PK-10, Igla MANPADS, anti-radar coating of superstructures, + usvz to reduce the thermal field. For its time, the range of weapons was impressive.
  5. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
    Rum rum (Rum rum) 9 January 2021 23: 05
    For whiners and all-fenders.
    The ships of this project are solid hulls with decent internal volumes and a very good power plant.
    A very decent platform for installing new weapons.
    I see no reason to be ashamed of the deep modernization of good ships.
    We sent "Aёva" to the STOCK (if I am not mistaken) in the late nineties.
    Stop whining!
    What works well needs to be updated and operational.
    The life cycle of ships is 40-50 years and several upgrades are common practice throughout the world.
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 10 January 2021 07: 45
      Are you delusional? You will decide with Putin what was built in the USSR, galoshes or ships?
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 14 January 2021 07: 27
    Why is Russia re-equipping old Soviet warships

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