The Russian Navy (Navy) by the end of 2023 will receive the upgraded mini-cruiser Admiral Chabanenko, which will become the carrier of the Zircon hypersonic missiles. After the modernization, the Admiral Chabanenko, which was originally built as a large anti-submarine ship (BOD), will change its status and become a frigate. Experts believe that taking into account its large dimensions (7.7 thousand tons of displacement) and a set of weapons, it will be able to fully perform the functions of a cruiser.
Battle ship of the Northern Fleet – large anti-submarine ship (BOD) & quot; Admiral Chabanenko & quot; in the roadstead of Severomorsk. Photo: RIA Novosti
How to upgrade?
Currently, work on the ship has already begun, and the hull is being repaired. It is expected that in January, Admiral Chabanenko, which is located at a shipyard in the Murmansk region, will move to Murmansk, where it will begin its modernization of radar stations and & nbsp; electronic & nbsp; equipment. & nbsp; The ship will also receive new electronic warfare systems and communication systems, & nbsp; modern naval navigation aids and a helicopter landing complex.
What weapons will it receive?
The main goal of the modernization of Admiral Chabanenko & nbsp; is to equip the ship with an extensive arsenal of modern weapons. The firepower of the ship will be expanded due to the universal launcher 3С14, which works & nbsp; with almost all modern weapons systems. Installing it will make it & nbsp; one of the standard carriers of the Zircon hypersonic missile, tests of which are nearing completion. In addition, it will carry Caliber cruise missiles as well as Answer torpedo missiles. Additional missile weapons on the ship will be the Uranus missile system with Kh-35U missiles. The improved version differs significantly from the base X-35 and has many advantages, including the ability to strike on land – a warhead of 145 kilograms will not leave any chance to the enemy. Also, the ship will receive a modern anti-aircraft missile system “ Calm '' with an ammunition load increased to 48 missiles. It is armed with a modernized version of the 9M317 missile, capable of hitting at a distance of 50 km. Thus, “ Admiral Chabanenko '' will be able to destroy any types of targets & mdash; surface, underwater, ground and air.
In total, there will be about a hundred missiles for various purposes on board the ship, which fits in with the similar indicators of American destroyers. If we consider it in terms of strike weapons, then its strike potential will correspond to the capabilities of the cruiser. Moreover, in terms of this parameter, the Admiral Chabanenko & nbsp; will surpass even the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great, which is the world's largest operating non-aircraft-carrying strike warship.
The only one in the series
BOD 'Admiral Chabanenko' project 1155.1 & mdash; a one-of-a-kind representative of the Russian Navy. Since the early 1990s, it has been one of the most powerful ships in the ocean zone. It was laid down in 1989 as the lead ship of the series. Then it was planned to create 10 such BODs. However, after 1991, all the rest were abandoned by Admiral Chabanenko. stood unfinished. It was transferred to the Navy only in the late 1990s. In 2009 and 2010, the BOD operated in the Horn of Africa and in the Gulf of Aden, where it guarded merchant ships from pirates. Until 2014, the ship served in the Northern Fleet, after which it was taken out for repairs at the Zvezdochka shipyard, and until recently nothing happened to it. Now the situation has changed and judging by the photos on the network, work on the ship has begun to boil. Probably, such a long period of downtime is due to the difficulties of coordinating and signing works – what can you do, no one has ever canceled the paperwork. According to experts, after modernization, the ship will serve for another 10 years. This is an advantageous solution in terms of cost-efficiency ratio. Large ships are not being built now, and even if they do, it will take at least 10-15 years.
Continuation of Udaliy
Project 1155.1 was developed in development of the famous 1155 Udaloy series, whose representatives remain the backbone of Russia's anti-submarine forces throughout the day. A total of 12 Udalykh were built, of which seven remain in the fleet today. Marshal Shaposhnikov, Admiral Vinogradov, Admiral Panteleev and 'Admiral Tributs' are part of the Pacific Fleet. Vice Admiral Kulakov, Severomorsk and 'Admiral Levchenko' are serving in the North. In recent years, they have been modernized according to the 1155M project: new on-board electronics and equipment, propulsion engines, cooling units and shut-off valves are installed. And most importantly, cruise missile launchers are mounted on the BOD, which makes them an independent striking force.