The photos above shows the Moskva, a Russian Slava-class guided missile cruiser of the Black Sea Fleet entering Kochi waters.
Photo Courtesy Southern Naval Command
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13 Comments on "Russian Cruiser Moskva Docks At Kochi"
Hi Shiv Aroor
If I am not wrong this slava class cruiser is possibly nuclear powered. And if I remember correctly India was in talks with Russia to buy or long lease this same ship in 2005 alongside Tu-22M3 bombers.
Can you please clarify if I am right or wrong. Expecting a reply from you.
Thats a news India can use but let it not be another Graskhov delayed and heavy price esclation offcourse one would love to have a nuclear powered missile crusier it has more advantages then the conventional powered ones also add more stealth to the same and more advanced electros what do you have a Aircraft carrier killer.
People here are obsessed with the word stealth. Moskva and neither Shivalik look stealthy at all. Do you really think the ship's RCS would be smaller than that of a Su-30. I guess not.
@Joydeep GhoshAs far as I remember, this was the one that was up on the negotiation table, along with the Tu-22s
I know it is not stealth but it has more advantages, eg equip it with Bhramhos 2 or 3 more range and yes it can be fitted with more advanced electronics suit change the paint coat with radar absobent paint and few changes in the structure remember it is still not 100% it will be worth a purchase yes one more thing it can also double up as sub killer if it is fitted with anti sub warefare kit including anti sub missile and sub detection mechanisms its ready for teh next 30 yrs or so
can any one put some words to ak antony to act fast on the ukrayina
What a beauty……….but i think we should try to develop our own indeginous missile cruiser equiped with brahmos & nirbhay missiles.Buying old russian junk will be wastage of taxpayers money
That laser anti missile system needs a 747 sized AC. It's still in development stage.The Russians are known thru out the world for their submarines and cruisers.We mustn't be myopic and stop short in adopting best tech from any part of the world.
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Reminds me of the battleships of WW2. Ye, they pack a punch but their reaches are small when compared to a fighter bomber. During WW2, no surface ships ever survived under air attacks. I agree if you do not have carriers, this is the next best thing. Now it is not just fighter bombers these ships need to worry about, but armed stealthy drones as well.