BREAKING: Reports Of Russian Anti-Submarine Destroyer Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Moving Toward East Mediterranean

by The Daily Lede


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The Eastern Mediterranean denotes the countries geographically to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. This region is commonly interpreted in two ways: The region of Syria plus Cyprus, also known as the Levant, or Greece, Turkey, Egypt and the Levant.

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Class and type: Udaloy-class destroyer
Name: Vice-Admiral Kulakov
Launched: 1980
Christened: Fyodor Kulakov
Commissioned: 1982
Refit: 1991–2010
Status: In service as of 2014.
General characteristics
Displacement: 6,200 t (6,102 long tons) standard
7,900 t (7,775 long tons) full load
Length: 534 ft 9 in (162.99 m)
Beam: 63 ft 4 in (19.30 m)
Draught: 20 ft 4 in (6.20 m)
Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG, 4 gas turbines, 120,000 hp
Speed: 35 knots (40 mph; 65 km/h)
Range: 10,500 nautical miles (19,400 km) at 14 knots (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Complement: 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 x Fregat MAE-4
  • 1 x New Fregat MAE radar complex
Armament:
  • 2 x 4 SS-N-14 anti submarine/ship missiles
  • 4 x vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface to air missiles
  • 1 x Gibka(3M14) ADMS station
  • 2 x 1 100 mm guns
  • 4 x 30 mm AK630 Gatling guns
  • 2 x 4 553 mm Torpedo tube, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo
  • 2 x RBU-6000 anti submarine rocket launchers
Aircraft carried: 2 x Ka-27 ‘Helix’series helicopters
Aviation facilities: Helicopter deck and hangar
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