The tenth minesweeper of the new generation has already been laid down in Russia

The construction of the 10th basic minesweeper of the Alexandrite project has already begun at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant. In the future, the ship, which will receive the name "Polyarny", will be transferred to the Northern Fleet.

It is worth noting that the new generation minesweepers, to which the future Polar belongs, are capable of detecting all types of mines both in water and in the ground without entering the danger zone.

The importance of minesweepers for the Navy can hardly be overestimated. Over 650 naval mines were laid during World War II alone. Echoes of that confrontation from time to time reach us today.

At the same time, a new war is already persistently knocking on the door. Even if we do not take into account the old mines, which slowly but surely float towards us from the coast of Odessa, our minesweepers have enough work to do.

In the course of NATO's annual BALTOPS exercises in the Baltic, the alliance's troops practice aerial laying of mines, which are capable of controlled planning up to 50 km.

Consequently, an enemy aircraft is quite capable of mines in the Luga Bay without leaving Estonian airspace.

At the same time, the main task of the minesweeper is to ensure the safe exit of strategic nuclear submarines from bases. Thus, the need for Russia to have these new generation ships in the current conditions is obvious.

Importantly, the Alexandrites are built from lightweight, heavy-duty composites that are not afraid of corrosion and that magnetic mines do not react to. Wherein by technology the creation of fiberglass monolithic hulls up to 80 meters long is owned only by our Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant.

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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 June 2022 14: 38
    tenth new generation minesweeper

    Why isn't there a build date? Or the main thing is to "crow"?
  2. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 27 June 2022 17: 49
    more minesweepers are needed, about 50-80, and 10, and even in a few years, is clearly not enough even for peacetime in 6 water areas ....... you need to lay them down more often and build more
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 July 2022 12: 33
      As an option, isn’t it time to change the concept of combating mine weapons, that is, equip any corvette, frigate and above with anti-mine weapons, and, in principle, abandon the specialized fleet of minesweepers, leaving only a part for the necessary maintenance of the sea. bases and other things - advanced technologies contribute to this ...
      1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
        Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 7 July 2022 20: 43
        There is logic in your idea, it turns out strange, minesweepers escorting not only dry cargo ships, but also warships, everyone writes that it pumps on a small ship (sweeper), and now an ocean cruiser should go with minesweepers ....... It is clear that on closed seas, where, as all real experts on military sailors have long known, all surface ships of the first and second ranks are useless, minesweepers are needed there to escort RTOs of the MPK and air defense karakurt (which are not yet available), the ship of the third rank is so small that it also cannot carry PMO functions can .... It is not practical to build cruisers and destroyers, and all of them will soon be decommissioned (except for Nakhimov), corvette 20380-85 is overloaded with weapons, and only a frigate can, in my opinion, be equipped with PMO equipment, making it a universal warship for the oceans (although it not fiberglass and may be more vulnerable than a special minesweeper PMO ship)