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New Auxiliary Ships

The Russian Navy is planning to receive over 100 new auxiliary ships by 2020 to satisfy the need for logistics support of its expanding combat fleet, Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said. We have already signed a contract to buy five new auxiliary ships, Bulgakov told reporters at the naval base in Novorossiisk on 14 September 2012. By the end of 2020 we plan to purchase 96 vessels of this kind, he said.

According to the general, the new vessels will feature full integration of logistics, technical and maintenance capabilities to ensure that each ship can perform a wide variety of missions, including firefighting and resupply of fuel, food, fresh water and munitions. Russias current auxiliary fleet is ageing and lacks mobility and versatility as the majority of the ships can perform only a limited number of specific tasks, experts believe.

On 23 November 2017 it was reported by TASS that four types of large-capacity vessels of the far sea zone on the basis of a unified platform are planned to be constructed for the needs of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2023. This was reported by the head of the Transport Department of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major-General Alexander Yaroshevich.

"Next year, as part of development work, the design of large-capacity vessels of the far zone on the basis of a unified platform is planned, the construction of which will optimize the costs for the design, construction and subsequent operation of the modern auxiliary fleet," he said at the meetings of the management of the logistics system troops.

According to Yaroshevich, the construction of a "killector" vessel, a universal tanker, universal transport and a multifunctional logistics ship is planned to begin in 2019 with the deadline for delivery of the lead vessels in 2022-2023.

A Kilektorn (also killihter - from Kiellichter : kiel - beam, Lichter - freighter) is an auxiliary ship for underwater freight operations for the lifting of sunken objects, etc. Normally with a powerful load-lifting device, located, as a rule, in the stern. In essence, they represent a seaworthy high-speed variant of a floating crane. It can carry a deep-sea vehicle designed to save the crews of sunken submarines.

The way a rescue vessel is kept above an emergency submarine is based on the use of the holding force of dead anchors, for which the cargo bearing connections of the ship's cargo gears are fixed. As the dead anchors use the body of an emergency submarine with rod devices in the extremities. The synthetic ropes of the accumulation views of the right and left sides of the vessel are laid on the drums of automatic transit winches, passed through the side harnesses, fixed in the eyes of the automatic gripper. Pass the guide wire of the automatic follow-up winch through the gripper body, lower the grip overboard. The root end of the guide rope is driven by the roller of the emergency submarine's rod, the winch is in the tracking mode of tensioning the guide rope.

Lower the grip along the guide rope before automatically docking with the rod and turn the transit winch into an automatic hold mode above the emergency submarine with a given tension force. The device contains dead anchors, load bearing connections and cargo mechanisms. As dead anchors, the emergency submarine's body is used with rod devices in the extremities, automatic grippers, automatic follow-up winches with guide rope, automatic transit winches and guide tracks with synthetic anchor ropes are provided for docking with them. Simplifies the possibility of keeping a rescue ship over an emergency submarine while anchored, and reduces the time to anchor.




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