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Adaptive cycle engine enters final phase of development

 

01 JULY, 2016  BY: STEPHEN TRIMBLE  WASHINGTON DC

The US Air Force has awarded two five-year development contracts to GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney worth up to $1 billion each to continue development of a next-generation military jet engine and prepare for an anticipated competition in the early 2020s for the chance to power a new combat aircraft and possibly re-engine the Lockheed Martin F-35.

The awards of the Adaptive Engine Transition Programme (AETP) contracts to GE and P&W on 30 June extends a nearly 10-year effort to introduce a fuel-saving cruise mode into an engine intended for a supersonic fighter. Both contractors will develop and test multiple new centreline engines sized at a 45,000lb-thrust level.

“We believe GE is best positioned to integrate the adaptive suite of technologies into existing and next-generation combat aircraft,” says Dan McCormick, general manager of GE Aviation’s Advanced Combat Engine programmes.

P&W was not immediately available for comment.

The USAF is developing concepts for replacing the Lockheed F-22 after 2030, which includes updating existing designs with new technology. Re-engining the F-35 with an adaptive cycle, 45,000lb-thrust engine is also under study.

An adaptive-cycle engine is intended to address a design limitation in modern powerplants. An engine optimised for subsonic speed is more fuel-efficient, but cannot easily exceed the speed of sound. A supersonic engine, however, can accelerate over Mach 1.0 but is limited in range because it guzzles fuel.

The AETP programme continues development of a technology that could make supersonic engines 25% more fuel-efficient, thus extending the range of a fighter by as much as 30%, according to GE.

There are two kinds of airflow in modern engines. One airflow enters the engine core, mixes with fuel, combusts and generates energy to power the gas turbine machinery and create thrust. Another portion of the airflow enters the inlet and then bypasses the core, generating thrust without the need to consume any fuel directly. An adaptive cycle engine proposes to add a secondary stream of bypass airflow in cruise speed conditions. This secondary duct can be shut off when it’s necessary to accelerate rapidly.

The USAF launched the technology development programme in 2007 with adaptive versatile engine technology programme with GE. P&W and GE then participated in the adaptive engine technology demonstration (AETD) programme that began in 2012. AETD is expected to end later this year.

Original post flightglobal.com

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GE adaptive cycle engine

It was developed under the U.S. Department of Defense’s Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT) and Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) programs, the GE ACE is the only engine that combines outstanding fuel burn with increased, fighter-level thrust, enabling military aircraft to go greater distances and engage more targets.

Unlike traditional engines with fixed airflow, the GE ACE is a variable cycle engine that will automatically alternate between a high-thrust mode for maximum power and a high-efficiency mode for optimum fuel savings. And that means a whole new book of operational possibilities for the U.S. Air Force.

GE has released the first photograph of the fan on its adaptive cycle engine – Image aviationweek.com

* Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) materials enable the GE ACE to achieve the highest core temperature ever recorded.
* GE is using 3D technology to develop complex components one layer at a time and open the creative canvass for engineers.
* the GE ACE can withstand higher temperatures than ever before.

General Electric put out a release about testing for its Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT) project, which achieved the highest combined compressor and turbine temperature operation “in the history of jet engine propulsion.

GE’s unique adaptive cycle, three-stream engine architecture could bring fighters of the future both higher performance and longer range with less fuel burn. Source nextbigfuture.com

The adaptive cycle engine is building on decades of military and civilian jet engine research. Innovative architecture shifts air flow between the core, the main bypass, and a third stream to achieve thrust, optimal performance, and fuel efficiency. @gereports.com

GE Jet Sets Record; Will F-35 Get New AETD Engine?

on June 18, 2015 at 8:41 AM

F136 Engine GEA canceled F136 engine being tested

General Electric put out a release late yesterday about testing for its Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT) project, which achieved the highest combined compressor and turbine temperature operation “in the history of jet engine propulsion.”

That release included this sentence: “It is now being applied to the next step – an engine that could fit an F-35-like aircraft.”

You could almost hear the pin drop. Years after former Defense Secretary Bob Gates pushed hard to kill the so-called second engine program — GE’s F136 — it looks as if GE may be poised to come back with what could be either a second engine for the F-35, a replacement for Pratt’s F135, or the next-generation power plant.

(GE and the Air Force Research Lab released a video about the new engine’s testing yesterday. Enjoy.)

GE finished tests on a new engine, which included the highest combined compressor and turbine temperature operation “in the history of jet engine propulsion.”

Daniel McCormick, general manager of GE’s advanced combat engine programs, said there had been a Preliminary Design Review that involved the Air Force, NASA and Lockheed Martin. The new engine can adapt for either maximum thrust — to outrun an enemy anti-aircraft missile, for example — or long-range cruise — say, to penetrate deeply and stealthilyinto an enemy air-defense zone.

As more details emerge it will be fascinating to hear how senior Pentagon officials and Air Force leaders view this GE engine: as a technology marvel, the beginnings of the next generation in F-35 power, or as a “second engine.” Source breakingdefense.com

Adaptive Cycle Engine: Farther & Faster

 

Taiwan mistakenly fires ‘carrier killer’ missile toward China

 

 AFP-JIJI  JUL 1, 2016

A Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic “aircraft carrier killer” missile toward China on Friday, the navy said, amid deteriorating ties between the island and its once-bitter rival.

The domestically developed Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) missile, with a range of 300 kilometers (around 200 miles), flew about 75 kilometers before plunging into waters off Penghu, a Taiwanese-administered island group in the Taiwan Strait.

The navy said it was not immediately clear how the missile had come to be launched, but suggested it could have been due to human error.

“Our initial investigation found that the operation was not done in accordance with normal procedure,” Vice Admiral Mei Chia-shu told reporters, adding that an investigation was under way.

The missile was fired during a drill at around 8:10 a.m. from a 500-ton missile ship docked at a naval base in the southern city of Tsoying, and flew in the direction of China.

Helicopters and navy ships were sent to search for the missile, Mei said, adding that the military had reported the gaffe to the island’s top security body, the National Security Conference.

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, which handles China policy, declined to say whether the incident had been reported to Beijing.

Ties between Taipei and Beijing have deteriorated noticeably since President Tsai Ing-wen of the China-skeptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected in January.

China still insists that self-ruling Taiwan is part of its territory, even though the two sides split in 1949 after a civil war, and has not ruled out using force to bring about reunification.

Original post @japantimes.co.jp

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Great going Taiwan you nearly started WWIII

Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) missile

The Hsiung Feng III (HF-3;Chinese: 雄風三型, “Brave Wind III”) is the third in the Hsiung Feng series of anti-ship missiles developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) in Taiwan. Very little is known about the HF-3, except that it is a Mach number 2 class supersonic speed anti-ship missile.

The HF-3 missile uses a rocket-ramjet propulsion system, with two side-by-side solid-propellant jettisonable strap-on rocket boosters for initial acceleration and a liquid-fueled ramjet (believed to be using JP-10 fuel) for sustained supersonic cruise. The missile features a wingless design with four strake intakes and four clipped delta control surfaces aft. The air intake design arrangement was reported to have been optimized for evasive maneuvering at terminal sea-skimming altitudes. The missile is designed to be capable of way-pointing and can be programmed to fly offset attack axes to saturate defenses. It is also capable of high-G lateral terminal “random weaving” maneuvers to evade close-in defenses.

The HF-3 missile uses an X band monopulse planar array active radar homingseeker evolved from that utilized by the HF-2 anti-ship missile series, but with improved digital signal processing and data-handling capabilities that address the shorter reaction time requirements available to a supersonic anti-ship missile. The missile ECCM‘s includes resistance to range gate pull-off (RGPO), and the missile’s maximum speed at low alttudes is reported to be in the range of Mach 2.3-2.7, with higher cruising speed at greater altitudes. The HF-3 uses a Self-Forging Fragment/SFF (i.e., Explosively Formed Projectile/EFP) warhead reported to be in the 225 kg (496 lb) weight class and designed to be triggered by a smart fuze that directs most of the explosive energy downward once it has detected that the missile is inside the target ship’s hull.

General characteristics
  • Type: Anti-ship missile
  • Range: 150–200 km (93–124 mi; 81–108 nmi)
  • Flight altitude: 125 m – 250 m
  • Power Plant: Rocket-Ramjet
  • Top Speed: 2300 km/h
  • Length: Approx. 6.096 m
  • Diameter: 0.4572 m[1] Missile Body Only
  • Weight: 3,000-3,300 lbs[1]
  • Guidance: Inertial guidance with (X Band) terminal active radar homing
  • Date Deployed: 12/2007 250 Units – approved for official low rate production as of 1/2008

Data @revolvy.com

PROJECT 20386 SMALL PATROL SHIPS (CORVETTES)

МАЛЫЕ СТОРОЖЕВЫЕ КОРАБЛИ (КОРВЕТЫ) ПРОЕКТА 20386 -PROJECT 20386 SMALL PATROL SHIPS (CORVETTES)

At the International Maritime Defense Show IMDS-2015 in St. Petersburg, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has demonstrated a new version of the model of the corvette project 20382 “Tiger” for export.

Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau will create a new corvette for the Russian Navy on the basis of export project 20382 “Tiger”, the general director of the enterprise Alexander Shlyakhtenko said on June 16, 2015. “Interest in the” Tiger “Southeast shows clearly, Africa. And most importantly, our navy is interested. We are now making a completely new ship out of it. This corvette will be breakthrough, “said Shlyakhtenko. “This ship has a very good seaworthiness due to a new hydrodynamic scheme – the hull will be new. Electromotion will be partially realized. The weapons will be completely different, including partially modular, “the general director said. Shlyakhtenko added that it was a ship with a displacement of up to 4,000 tons. At the same time, the displacement of the “Tiger”, created on the basis of the project 20380, is 2.2 thousand tons. According to him, the new ship will be able to perform both security and shock functions, covering all areas – surface, underwater and air. “He has a system of detection, and a system of destruction of boats, a powerful air defense is present. In addition, the attack weapon is a weapon that ensures that it defeats the sea targets and targets on the shore, “Shlyakhtenko explained. The general director of Almaz specified that it is planned to lay a new corvette in 2017, and the delivery of the head ship is scheduled for 2019. Presumably, a new ship will be built at the Severnaya shipyard in St. Petersburg. Power plants for this type of corvettes will be created in Rybinka. “We would have already begun to build it, but there is a small delay due to the engines,” the agency’s interlocutor admitted. The main power plant is a combined gas turbine plant with a partial electromotion consisting of two gas turbine engines M90FR with a capacity of 27500 hp, two electric motors with a capacity of 2200 hp. and gear unit 6PP. Translated by GoogleSource nevskii-bastion.ru

Project 20380 Steregushchy / Project 20382 Tiger Class Corvettes: Details

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The appearance of this ship is much different from “Tiger” family class corvettes. According to experts, in the saloon was a model of long-term patrol ship project 20386 with interchangeable combat units, which is an evolution of the TFR 20380 and 20385.

Gremyashchy-class corvettes (Project 20385): HERE

The new generation of corvettes are in the St. Petersburg shipyard

Image @bastion-karpenko.narod.ru

Electronic warfare systems and stealth technology will make the ship “invisible” to the enemy

The new generation of corvette, part of Project 20386 for Russian Navy, will be finished in either late 2015 or early 2016 in St. Petersburg, according to TASS, citing a source in the defense industry. Modern electronic warfare systems and stealth technology will make the corvette invisible to the enemy.

The design of the new corvette will combine basic configuration elements and removable combat units that will significantly expand the range of tasks it can perform.

The corvette will include an onboard helicopter; the possibility of equipping it with drones is also being explored. In addition, the ship will have the latest domestic avionics and electronic weapons systems, which have no equivalents in the world.

It is expected that this will increase by many times the effectiveness of monitoring water surface, air and underwater conditions and will facilitate new possibilities for conducting electronic warfare, despite the fact that the corvette will be manufactured using stealth technology that makes it invisible to the enemy.

A number of new systems, including avionics and electronic weapons, will be installed on the two corvettes Retivyi and Strogii (Project 20380), which were moved to St. Petersburg’s Northern Shipyard on February 20, 2015.

Today, such electronic warfare systems are installed on all Russian surface ships. They have proven to be effective and practical more than once.

Russia’s leading organization for developing electronic warfare systems for the Navy’s surface ships is Taganrog Research Institute of Telecommunications, which is part of KRET.

Equipment developed by the KRET enterprise can be found on all the large surface ships of the Russian Navy, including the Moskva missile cruiser (Project 1164), Peter the Great heavy nuclear missile cruiser (Project 1144), and the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier (Project 11435). Post dated 26 Feb 2015 by Source kret.com

Ships

Severnaya Verf, Saint Petersburg

Name
Yard №
Laid Down
Launched
Commissioned
Note
Derzky
№1009
28.10.2016
under construction
Sposobnyy?
№1010
plan 2018
under construction

Source russianships.info

Keel laid for new Russian corvette: Here

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Russian Navy expects to receive three new corvette Project 20386 to 2025: Here

Excerpt

The Navy expects to receive the three newest corvette project 20386 until 2025. This was stated by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy for Armament, Vice Admiral Viktor Bursuk.

SMALL patrol ships (corvettes) PROJECT 20386 in July 2013 on the drafting of 20386 reported by the chief engineer of CMDB “Almaz” Konstantin Golubev, clarifying that the design of the ship being “a benchmark for Russian weapons.” On the construction of corvettes for advanced project 20386 reported July 18 2014 President of JSC “USC” Alexei Rakhmanov.

“Given the experience of operating the ships of this project at our facilities, the flagship Severnaya Verf and Amur shipyard, has already begun construction of corvettes 20385/20386 upgrade projects that will allow our sailors successfully meet an even wider range of tasks for the benefit of the Fleet,” – commented the head USC adoption of the Russian Navy corvette project 20380 “resistant.” new generation tab corvette project 20386, which implement modularity of weapons and the possibility of basing drones, planned for 2015, reported by the deputy designer general CMDB “Almaz”, to develop the project, Igor Zakharov. on the upcoming construction of corvettes for advanced project 20386, to develop the project 20380 and 20385, previously reported by some media with reference to the design “Diamond” Office and United shipbuilding corporation.

In St. Petersburg will provide modular Corvette with drones

In late 2015 – early 2016 at the St. Petersburg “Northern shipyard for the Russian Navy will be laid modular Corvette new generation project 20386. It is reported TASS with reference to the source in the industry.

“This is a fundamentally new modification of a surface ship, its design will combine elements of the basic configuration and removable combat modules, which greatly expand the range of performed Corvette tasks,” he explained.

According to him, the Corvette project 20386 “will be on Board the helicopter, considering the possibility of equipping unmanned aerial vehicles”. The ship will also be equipped with new electronic systems. As a result of all these modifications Corvette of this type will be multi-purpose and can act not only near but also far sea zone”.

The source said that a number of these latest systems, including electronic equipment and electronic weaponry, will be installed and two Corvette project 20380 “Zealous” and “Strict” laid on “Northern shipyard” February 20, 2015. “These systems are far superior in its capabilities similar equipment four corvettes of this project, is already transferred to the fleet,” said the source.

Earlier it was reported that the main feature of the new Corvette project 20386 will be a modular design that will allow, if necessary, to quickly optimize the vehicle under a wide range of tasks, changing the standardized modules with equipment and weapons systems. Source latestnewsresource.com

МГК-335ЭМ-03 is hydroacoustic positioning weaponry (Гидроакустика) mounted at the bottom of the ship

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Mission

MGK-335EM-03 sonar system is designed to detect submarines in the short-range hydroa-coustic surveillance zone, to generate targeting data for ASW weapons, and to provide underwater acoustic communications with submerged submarines.

Features

The system has a distinguishing capability of intercepting signals emitted by active sonars,defining their bearings and parameters, as wellas classifying the targets detected.Its missions include:

  • submarine detection in the active mode;
  • automatic target tracking;
  • provision of initial data for weapons targeting;
  • target acquisition by noise emissions in thelistening mode, and torpedo attack warning;
  • high- and low-frequency sonar communications, coded communications, and target identification with range-finding;
  • detection of active sonar signals;
  • automatic classification of the detected tar-gets;
  • monitoring of acoustic interference with thesonar’s operation;
  • target range prediction and display;
  • automatic testing of the system’s operationalstatus.

Data Rosoboronexport

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GTE M90FR gas turbine powerplant

Saturn M90FR gas turbine engine with a maximum power of 27,500 hp, the M55R power plant includes the 5,200-hp 10D49 diesel engine from the Kolomna Machinebuilding Plant and the RO55R reduction gearbox. Source navyrecognition.com

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In this embodiment, the corvette set: one 100-mm universal artillery mount type A-190 “stelsovskoy” tower two 30-mm machine-type AK-630M, 2 x 8 TLU SAM type “Redoubt”, 2 x4 PU 3S24 RCC “Uranus” and “Uranium-U”, 2 x 4 RK “package”, the helicopter Ka-27 or UAV with underdeck hangar.

100-mm А190- 01 Lightweight Multipurpose Naval gun

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Burevestnik manufactures two variants of 100-mm А190 Lightweight Multipurpose Naval gun:А190E and А190-01.

100-mm А190 Lightweight Multipurpose Naval Gun is a single-barrel turreted automatic gun that may be installed on ships with the displacement of 500 t and more. Upon the operator’s command the fire control module automatically turns the artillery system to standby or combat-ready position, ensures ammunition selection and feeding, gun laying and firing. As a result, the artillery system has minimum response time and high rate of fire.

Main technical data

Rate of fire, rpm up to 80
Maximum firing range, km over 20
Elevation, degree -15 to +85
Training, degree ±170
Projectile weight, kg 15,6
Number of ready-to-fire rounds 80
Weight, t 15

А190 Naval Gun can fire HE (impact fuze) and AA (time fuze) case ammunitions.
The main advantages of А190 system:
– automatic firing mode with main and back-up control means and the capability to operate in EW battlefield environment;
– minimal dead zones when engaging various target types;
– fast reaction (2…5 sec) to counter air threats. Quick shift of fire when engaging multiple targets.

The upgraded version designated as А190-01 provides significant increase in combat effectiveness. High survivability, reliability and combat effectiveness make it possible to operate the gun in various environments day and night all year around. Source burevestnik.com

2 x AK-630M

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The gun itself is a 6 barrel Gatling gun designated as AO-18.  The barrels are in a single block, having exhaust-driven joint automatics.  They are belt fed with a flat magazine in the AK-630 and a drum magazine in the AK-630M.  These weapons form a part of a complete self-defense system called A-213-Vympel-A, which includes gun, radar, optical and TV control systems.  A single MP-123 Vympel system can control two 30 mm guns or one 30 mm and one 57 mm gun.  This system can engage air targets at ranges up to 4,000 m (4,400 yards) and surface targets at ranges up to 5,000 m (5,500 yards).  The TV control system can detect MTB sized ships at the distance of 75 km (40 nm) and the fighter-size air targets at 7,000 m (7,600 yards).  This system is completely automatic and does not require human supervision although it can be directed from optical control posts in case of damage or for firing on shore targets.

6 barrel Gatling gun AO-18

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Date Of Design 1963
Date In Service AK-630:  1976
AK-630M:  1979
AK-306:  1980
3M87:  1989
Gun Weight AO-18 (for AK-630):  under 452 lbs. (under 205 kg)
AO-18L (for AK-306):  341.7 lbs (155 kg)
GSh-6-30K (for AK-630M1-2):  352.5 lbs. (160 kg)
Gun Length oa 64.13 in (1.629 m)
Bore Length 63.78 in (1.620 m)
Rifling Length 57.48 in (1.46 m)
Grooves 16
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire AK-630:  4,000 – 5,000 rounds per minute
AK-630M:  4,000 – 5,000 rounds per minute
AK-630M1-2:  10,000 rounds per minute
AK-306:  600 – 1,000 rounds per minute
3M87:  10,000 rounds per minute
Palash:  1,000 rounds per minute

Ammunition

Type Fixed
Weight of Complete Round 1.834 – 1.839 lbs. (0.832 – 0.834 kg)
Projectile Types and Weights HE-FRAG (OF-84) – 0.86 lbs. (0.39 kg)
FRAG tracer (OP-84) – 0.86 lbs. (0.39 kg)
Bursting Charge HE-FRAG (OF-84) – 0.107 lbs. (0.0485 kg)
FRAG tracer (OP-84) – 0.026 lbs. (0.0117 kg)
Projectile Length up to 11.54 in (293 mm)
Propellant Charge N/A
Muzzle Velocity All:  2,953 fps (900 mps)
3M87:  2,822 fps (860 mps)
Palash:  3,609 fps (1,100 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life AK-630:  8,000 rounds (automation resource)
AK-306:  18,000 rounds
Ammunition stowage per gun AK-630:  2,000 rounds
AK-630M:  2,000 rounds
AK-630M1-2:  4,000 rounds
AK-306:  500 rounds

Range

Elevation With 1.2 lbs. (0.54 kg) HE/Frag Shell
Max Ballistic Range 8,860 yards (8,100 m)
Self Liquidation range 5,470 yards (5,000 m)
Effective Targeted Range 4,375 yards (4,000 m)

Data navweaps.com

Image @nevskii-bastion.ru

9M96 anti-aircraft missile  

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The S-400 Triumph also launches 9M96E and 9M96E2 medium range ground-to-air missiles. Designed for direct impact, the missiles can strike fast moving targets such as fighter aircraft with a high hit probability. The maximum range of the 9M96 missile is 120km.

9M96E and 9M96E2 missiles (Fakel in Milparade.ru)
9M96E 9M96E2
Target engagement envelope, km:
Range:
minimum
maximum
1
40
1
120
Altitude:
minimum
maximum
0.005
20
0.005
30
Weight, kg:
missile
warhead
container with four missiles
333
24
2,300
420
24
2,700
Average velocity, m/s 750 1,000
First shot hit probability:
piloted target
unpiloted target
target═s payload
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.9
0.8
0.7

Redut VLS for 16 9M96E (120 km range)

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Redut VLS for 16 9M96E (120 km range) SAMs are located forward of main gun

Combat power of the modernized craft greatly enhanced by introducing into the arms of a new universal missile complex “Caliber-NK” (instead of anti-ship complex “Uran”) with a uniform 8-cell launcher for several types of missiles – anti-shooting and coastal targets. Anti-aircraft weaponry corvette enhanced anti-aircraft missile system, 9M96 missiles (supplied from 16 missiles).  Source globalsecurity.org

Kh-35 Uran (SS-N-25 Switchblade) Uran-E shipborne missile system equipped with KH-35E anti-ship missiles

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The Uran missile systems comprise 16 Kh-35 missiles – 4×4 launchers with pressurised transport-launching containers. The Uran system now serves as armament of Project 1149.8 missile equipped gun boats and other vessels. A coastal defense variant and, more recently, an antiaircraft variant were later developed on the basis of this missile.The Kh-35 missile has a normal aerodynamic design and an aluminium-alloy airframe. The missile’s power plant consists of a solid-fuel booster and a turbojet powerplant. The missile’s take-off weight is 750 kilograms, the warhead weighs 150 kilograms with a range of up to 130 kilometres.

The Kh-35U anti-ship aircraft missile (Article 78U), propelled by a turbojet engine, flies toward its target at a speed of about the 300 m/s at an extremely low altitude. Owing to its high-precision radio-altimeter, the missile can skim the sea waves at an altitude of 3-5 metres at the terminal phase of trajectory. Its guidance system combines inertial guidance for during the initial flight stage and active-radar guidance during the remaining flight stage.

The missile has a folding wing and a folding tail fin.For use by coastal or shipborne launchers the missile is equipped with a rocket starter-accelerator, a container-type launcher having room for four missiles.

2 × 4 launchers with pressurised transport-launching containers

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Entered Service 1983
Total length 3.75 m
Diameter 0.42 m
Wingspan 0.93 m
Weight 480 kg [630 kg with booster]
Warhead Weight 145 kg
Propulsion
Maximum Speed 300 m/s
Maximum effective range 130 km
Guidance mode Active Radarhoming

Data fas.org

CLUB-K-type missile system with missiles “Caliber” in standard 40-foot containers

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Of course, this modification named the Club-K is somewhat different to the regular military issue used in the Russian coastal and naval units but it is still potent enough to raise concerns with the possible attackers.

The entire Club-K system contains of four missiles (versions 3M54KE, 3M54KE1, Kh35UE for naval targets and 3M14KE and Kh35UE for land targets), a fire control system, combat management, communications and navigation system, and a life support/power supply system. It is all packed in a standard shipping container so it is absolutely impossible to detect its deployment until it starts preparing for launch.

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The operational range of up to 300 km gives a Club-K the ability to attack the targets well out of the visual range and to provide the accuracy, it can use any type of guidance available to the user. So, the radar stations, satellite link or anything that is at the disposal can be interlinked with the system to provide guidance.

During the flight the missiles skim on top of the water/land on the height usually not higher than 5 m which makes them almost impossible to intercept. The ability to make sharp turns provides the additional protection against the air-defense fire but the final stage of the slight is what makes this missile a true nightmare for the opponents. Namely, in the final stage of the flight, the missile jumps into the supersonic mode (around Mach 2.9) and that prevents the ship air defense systems like Phalanx to effectively intercept it.

To make things even worse for the attacker, the system can avoid the radar radiation, making the turn around the radar stations and it usually uses the multi-vector attack tactics. This means that the single target is attacked with several missiles, all approaching at the same moment from the different sides.

The same stands for the land targets and the same tactics are used in those cases, but the warhead of the missiles used for land attacks is heavier and it has the shorter range. Still, it is just ideal for attacking the enemy airports, headquarters or strategically important targets. Source immortaltoday.com

Container for 3M54KE, 3M54KE1 & 3M14KE type missiles

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3M-14KE land attack missile

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3M-54KE anti-ship missile

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The 3M-54E missile has a range of 300 km. For the majority of its trajectory it flies at a high subsonic speed. The first stage drops off when the missile reaches the prescribed altitude and its second stage sustainer engine goes into action. This is the time when the missile’s wing and tail assembly unfold. The altitude of its flight goes down to 10-15 metres above the sea surface and the missile heads towards the target in accordance with the target designations, fed before the start into the memory of its board guidance system. The targeting on the cruise sector of the trajectory is effected by an inertia navigation system. The end sector of the missile’s flight with the homing head active proceeds only five metres above the water surface. At 60 km from its target the third, solid-fuel stage separates from the missile, accelerates to supersonic speed and overcomes the defence zone of the target vessel

In spite of its relatively small launch weight of 1,570 kilograms, the missile has a range of 300 kilometres and a powerful 450-kilogram warhead, which can blow up very large surface craft. The missile’s moderate weight allows even warships with a small displacement to take aboard quite a few of such deadly weapons.

3M-54E 3M-54E1 3M-14E
Length [m] 8.22 6.2 6.2
Diameter [m] 0.533 0.533 0.533
Launch Weight [kg] 2,300 1,780 1,780
Maximum Range [km] 220 300 300
Speed [Mach] Depends on flight mode
Subsonic Mode: Mach 0.6 – 0.8, Supersonic Mode: Mach 2.9
0.6 – 0.8
Terminal Stage Speed for the 3M-54E1
0.6 – 0.8
Terminal Stage Speed for the 3M-14E
Warhead Weight [kg] 200 400 400
Control System Inertial + Active Radar Homing Inertial + Active Radar Homing Inertial
Flight Path Low-Flying Low-Flying Ballistic

Data fas.org

Russia includes hypersonic missile deployment on Navy’s corvettes and frigates in new armament plan: Here

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MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. The deployment of Tsirkon new anti-ship hypersonic cruise missiles on the Russian Navy’s corvettes and frigates is envisaged by Russia’s state armament plan for 2018-2027, a source in the country’s defense industry told TASS on Tuesday.

Container for Kh35UE both anti-ship Switchblade type missiles

Kh35UE anti-ship missile

Kh-35UE tactical anti-ship guided missile is designed for hitting combat (assault landing) surface ships and cargo ships from the striking force (convoys) and single ships. 

Performance:

 Launch ranges, km  7 to 260
 Missile flight altutude over wave ridge, m
 when cruising  10 to 15
 at final point  4
 Flight speed (M number)  0,8 to 0,85
 Maximum angle of the missile post-launch horizontal turn, degree  +/- 130
 Aiming system:  inertial + satellite navigaion +
 active-passive radio homing head
 Maximum range of passive detection and locking with active-passive  50
 radio homing head, km
 Type of warhead  penetrating high-explosive fragmentation
 Warhead weight, kg  145
 Fuel  gasoline
 Missile start weight, kg.(max.):
 aircraft based  550
 helicopter based  650
 ship (coast) based  670
 Lengthxdiameterxwing span, m:
 aircraft based  3,85×0,42×1,33
 ship (coast) and helicopter based  4,40×0,42×1,33
 Conditions for launch:
 from aircraft: altitude range km/speed (M)  0,2-10/0,35-0,9
 from helicopter: altitude range km/speed (M)  0,1-3,5/0-0,25
 Weather conditions for use  any conditions at sea roughness up to 6
 Carriers  surface ships, coast missile stations,
 aircraft, helicopters

Data ktrv.ru

nevskii-bastion.ru

The ship in the stern “transformennom compartment” capacity for the other weapons, which is expected to create in the dimensions of a standard 40-foot containers. In a container to accommodate any Corvette CLUB-K-type missile system with missiles “Caliber”. The latter has recently been successfully applied during a military operation in Syria with surface ships of the Caspian Flotilla and the submarine project 636.3 Black Sea Fleet.

In perspective corvette will be installed radar system with flat phased antenna arrays (PAA) on the bevel fore and aft part of the superstructure. (Radar model not indicated) Likely to be the same type of radar on the Gremyashchy class (Project 20385)

Experts say that corvette will be made with the use of Stealth technology will become invisible to the enemy. As a result of innovations corvette project 20386 “will be multi-purpose and can operate not only in the near, but in the long-range maritime zone.” Bookmark corvette new generation of project 20386, which implement modularity of weapons and the possibility of basing drones, has been scheduled for 2015. Later, CEO CMDB “Diamond” Alexander Shlyakhtenko said that to lay a new Corvette is scheduled in 2017, and handing the lead ship is scheduled for 2019. A.V.Karpenko, MTC “Nevsky Bastion” 16.04.2016 MODEL PERSPECTIVE CORVETTE 20386 PROJECT FOR IMDS-2015 7 th International Maritime Defense Show IMDS-2015

Helicopter Ka-27 or UAV with underdeck hangar

CHARACTERISTICS Displacement, t 3500 Main propulsion diesel gazoturboelektricheskaya installation (DGTEU) type CODLOG WEAPONS 1 x 1 100 mm Universal Gun Mount Type A-190 “stelsovskoy” tower, 2 × 6 30 mm machine-type AK-630M, 2 x 8 TLU SAM type “Redoubt”, 2 x4 PU 3S24 RCC “Uranus” or “Uranium-U”, 2 x 4 RK “package” Aircraft: helicopter Ka-27M and unmanned radar systems with flat phased antenna arrays (PAA) CICS Sigma 20380 in implementing the functions of products, “track-NK” and “Route -KP navigation radar MR-231-3 gyro-stabilized optoelectronic system “Sphere-05” sonar system “Minotaur ISPN-M” with podkilnoy antenna based on the CIM 335 EM-03 launcher interference CT-216-06.04-SM01 navigation complex and stabilization by hydrogenation such as “Czardas” system of joint use of weapons secure “lock”

General characteristics – Project 20386

Displacement (tons):
Standard: 3000
Full load: 3400
Dimensions (m):
Length: 109
Beam: 15
Draft: 4,3
Speed (knots): 30
Range: 5000 nmi
Autonomy (days):
Propulsion: 2×27500 hp M90FR gas turbines, 2×2200 hp electric motors, 2 propellers
Armament: 1 Ka-27 helicopter
2×8 3S97 launchers 3K96 «Redut» SAM system (16 9M96 missiles or 9M96D or 64 9M100 missiles)
1×1 100 mm A-190-01
2×6 30 mm AK-630M-06
2×4  330 mm SM-588 torpedo tubes «Paket-NK» anti-torpedoes system (MTT torpedoes, M-15 anti-torpedoes)
Electronics: MR-231-3 navigation radar, «Minotavr-ISPN-M.2» sonar, «Sigma-20380» combat information system, «Chardash-20380» navigation complex
PK-10 «Smely» decoy RL (KT-216 launchers) – AZ-SO-50, AZ-SR-50, AZ-SOM-50, AZ-SK-50, AZ-SMZ-50 rounds
Complement: 80 (14 officers)

Source russianships.info

Kamov Ka-27 Helix

Kamov Ka-27PL ‘Helix-A’
Entered service 1982
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Length 11.27 m
Main rotor diameter 15.9 m
Height 5.45 m
Weight (empty) 6.1 t
Weight (maximum take off) 12.6 t
Engines and performance
Engines 2 x Klimov TV3-117V turboshaft engines
Engine power 2 x 2 190 hp
Maximum speed 250 km/h
Cruising speed 230 km/h
Service ceiling 5 km
Range 800 km
Payload
Maximum payload 5 t
Typical load ?
Armament
Torpedoes 4 x APR-2E homing torpedoes
Bombs 4 x groups of S3V guided anti-submarine bombs in place of torpedoes

Data military-today.com

Image @combataircraft.com

Main material source nevskii-bastion.ru

Updated Dec 21, 2017

Note: There are no material in English all I found were in Russian