Russian Navy’s Slava-class Cruiser To Get New Weapons

Russian defense industry sources confirm that the Russian Navy’s Pr.1164 Atlant (NATO: SLAVA Class) will get a new lease of life. The upgraded Pr.1164M will include an impressive array of new weapons, surpassing the planned Pr.23560 Lider Class nuclear cruiser.

The most visible difference is that the 16 P-1000 Vulcan (NATO: SS-N-12 SANDBOX) anti-ship missiles are replaced by 6 Poseidon Intercontinental Nuclear-Powered Nuclear-Armed Autonomous Torpedoes.This will be the first reported use an a surface vessel. Other weapons include hypersonic missiles and land attack cruise missiles. There is also a new air-defense complex consisting of both S-500 and S-350, and a rail gun.

Details of the electronics fit were not discussed but the accompanying poster appears to show phased array radars. These are mounted in an integrated mast similar to the Lider design. This upgrade should improve the stealth of the design. CONTINUE READING THE INTERESTING STORY HERE