“In contrast to the strategic fourth generation submarines “Yury Dolgoruky” and “Aleksander Nevsky”, which have less than 40 percent new technology, all systems, components and mechanisms on the multipurpose submarine Kazan will be brand new, a source in the military-industrial complex says to ARMS-TASS. “This is absolutely new, high-tech equipment, which has no analogues in the Soviet and Russian shipbuilding”, he added.
Both “Yury Dolgoruky” and “Aleksander Nevsky” are based on hulls of unfinished Akula-class submarines, as BarentsObserver reported.
“When it comes to its tactical and technical characteristics, “Kazan” will be comparable to the most high-tech and expensive U.S. attack submarine “Seawolf”, and when it comes to the level of noise and some other parameters, it will even surpass it”, the source says.
The first submarine in the “Graney” (Russian classification “Yasen”) class, “Severodvinsk” is currently undergoing sea trials.
Submarines of the “Graney” class will have a maximum speed of 16 knots surfaced and 31 knots submerged and they will be 119m long, 13,5m wide and 9,4m high. They will be armed with 24 cruise missiles, according to Wikipedia.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.
A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.
Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.
REYKJAVIK: The climatic changes taking place in the Arctic are a call to action for the world. We must answer with more international cooperation and more research, says Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.
“Partnership should and shall shape the development of the Arctic, therefore cooperation is the starting point for our Arctic policy,” Vladimir Barbin, Senior Arctic Official and representative to the Arctic Council, said at the Arctic Circle 2015 assembly.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.