Thursday, August 27, 2009

russian cruiser peter the great pictures

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway.

Project 1144.2 soviet navy Kirov class war ship

Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser "Peter the Great" in Cape Town, South Africa

Kirov class heavy cruisers are the largest and most powerful surface warships in the Russian Navy and the largest and most powerful warships in the world.
Armament: 20 P-700 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) AShM
14 SS-N-14 Silex ASW cruise missiles (Ushakov only)
12x8 (96) S-300PMU Favorit SA-N-6 Grumble surface-to-air missiles (Ushakov, Lazarev, Nakhimov)
96 S-400 (SA-NX-20 Gargoyle) long-range SAM (Pyotr Velikhy)
192 9K311 Tor (SA-N-9 Gauntlet) point defense SAM

By deploying a navy flotilla in the southern Caribbean , including the warship Peter the Great, Russia gets to assert itself as a power that can make itself felt anywhere in the world, even in America's back yard. The deployment of the Peter the Great led flotilla is also seen as a response to a planned deployment of anti missile defense systems in Eastern Europe.Venezuela,
The official line is that the joint maneuvers, which include the Peter the Great, one of Russia's most powerful warships, is simply a good will exercise between two friendly countries.
Russian Warship 'Peter the Great' Arrives at Venezuela
Russian Kirov Class Cruiser Project 1144.2 Peter the Great ( Petr Velikyy )


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