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Russian Navy Active Navy Ships List Russian Aircraft carriers: - Number in Service : 1 Russian Battlecruisers - Number in Service : 1 Russian Cruisers - Number in Service : 3 Russian Destroyers - Number in Service : 15 Russian Frigates - Number in Service : 6 Russian Corvettes - Number in Service : 81 Russian Landing ships - Number in Service : 19 Russian Landing craft - Number in Service : 32 Russian Ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) - Number in Service : 1 Russian Cruise missile submarines (SSGN) - Number in Service : 13 Russian Attack submarines (SSN) - Number in Service : 18 Russian Conventional Attack submarines (SSK) - Number in Service : 23 Source:

Type 31 Frigate for Royal Navy
Type 31 Frigate Type 26 just cheaper By now, anyone who follows UK Politics or General Government spending could have heard of Type 26 Frigate and cost overruns. If not, here’s the quick recap, in 20010, then coalition government under David Cameron committed to what was originally an order for 13 Type 26 Frigates. Which initially were costed @£350 million per unit, or around $612 million @ 2010 exchange rate or program cost of around £5.0 billion for 13 frigates. However by late 2015, the program costs spiraled as these things go, to £11.5 billion, supposedly for 13 frigates. Subsequently it has emerged the UK can’t afford 13 Frigates and only 8 would be ordered. Naval Chiefs didn’t like that one bit, Royal Navy is already stretched as it is with 6 Type 45 destroyers and now rapidly aging Type 23 Frigates built in early 90s. Realizing Type 26 frigates are way more capable and thus more expensive as a result, Government opted for a less capable and a lot cheaper Type 31 frigate. Five Type 31 General purpose frigates wold be ordered (with number going up to a dozen) initially if the costs can be kept low, with understanding only 8 Type 26 frigates will be ordered under £8.2 billion program cost. Originally there was a plan to procure large number of global corvettes under the original Global Surface Combatant plan. Three Types of Global Surface Combatant were planned, C1, C2, C3 escorts with Type 26 being heaviest classed as C1 . C2 Escorts would have been general purpose frigates in the region of 4-5000 tons with estimated cost per ship in the region of £250 million per unit and C3, smallest of the lot a 3000 Ton large global corvette that would replace minesweepers, smaller patrol ships and even survey ships. With order for River class offshore patrol vessels, 4 of which are already in service with 3 more on order, there won’t be any new design for C3 Global Corvette However there’s hope Royal Navy to order more C2 Surface Combatants as result, and this where Type 31 Frigate comes in to focus. Initially 5 frigates will be ordered, however as scope and requirements for Royal Navy grow, this number might increase to 8 or even more. However as of now, only five Type 31 will be ordered with likely entry date sometimes in early 2020s. Type 31 Frigates will replace Type 23 Frigates, however also supplement Type 26 Frigates which will be dedicated Anti-Submarine Frigates. Two UK based manufacturers have shown off their designs, with BAE Systems showing off their Avenger and Cutlass Frigate Designs, (no doubt underpowered and overpriced – had to be said) and BMT Defence with their Venator 110 Frigate design, which offers some capability and closest what Royal Navy needs, a true global combat warship on the budget. Type 31 Frigate program requirements call for a General Purpose Frigate, ideally costed @£300 million per unit ($375 million @current exchange rate), specifications aren’t set in stone, but ideally navy is looking for 115-130m, 4000-4500 ton warship that has a range of around 5500+ nautical miles. 117m General Purpose Frigate Venator 110 (potentially best candidate for Type 31 Frigate) @ 4000 tons, with range of 6000 NM, and armed with up to 48 short to medium range surface to air missiles, up to 8 Ship to Ship missiles, 127 or 114mm naval canon, two 30mm AA guns, number of smaller 12.7mm remote weapon stations and various decoys. Anti-Submarine capability comes in form of Anti-Submarine helicopter and hull mounted sonar, it is not clear if the frigate has any torpedoes, however due to restricted budget of ~£1.25 billion for all 5 frigates, it is highly unlikely Type 31 will support any torpedoes or more capable weapon systems.

Sinking A Navy Frigate With Missiles And Torpedoes – SINKEX Sinking Exercise
Aerial video of the sinking exercise (SINKEX) of the decommissioned USS Thach (FFG 43) during Rim of the Pacific 2016. The decommissioned ship is fired at with missiles and torpedoes until they sink. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Thach was decommissioned after more than 29 years of naval service in year 2013. SINKEX is live fire training exercises conducted by the U.S. Navy to practice gunnery, torpedo accuracy, and missile drills on decommissioned Naval Warships. It gives the U.S. Navy the opportunity to practice on live targets, using real ammunition, and observing the results. AiirSource Military covers events and missions from the United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Visit our channel for more military videos: Like & share this video to show your support! Subscribe to stay updated: Facebook: Google+: Twitter:

French warship replica sets sail for America
A newly-launched replica of the 18th century French frigate Hermione is now in the mid-Atlantic, ploughing her way toward the U.S. East Coast. She's retracing the voyage made in 1780 by the original Hermione, whose mission was crucial to the American Revolution. Mark Phillips reports.