Russian submarine strikes with torpedo; Su-57 performs test with new engine; Tehran accuses Israel
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on December 7 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russian latest nuclear-powered sub strikes naval target with torpedo in White Sea trials
The latest Project Yasen-M multirole nuclear-powered submarine Kazan fired a torpedo to strike a naval target during its trials in the White Sea, the press office of Russia’s Northern Fleet reported on Friday.
“The test-fire was conducted at a special naval range of the Northern Fleet,” the press office said.
The naval target was successfully destroyed, the press office added.
A day before, the Kazan struck a notional submarine by a salvo of two torpedoes. The cycle of its trials in the White Sea will continue until mid-December.
The Kazan is the first multirole nuclear-powered submarine of the improved Project 885M (Yasen-M). It was laid out at the Sevmash Shipyard in 2009 and floated out on March 31, 2017. The sub is expected to join Russia’s Northern Fleet where the lead Yasen-class submarine Severodvinsk is in operation. The Sevmash Shipyard is currently building five more submarines of this Project.
Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation fighter performs 16 test flights with new 2nd stage engine
Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec has conducted 16 flights of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet to test its new 2nd stage engine, Rostec Aviation Cluster Industrial Director Anatoly Serdyukov said on Friday.
“Currently, the engineering bench tests of the advanced engine continue and the item is being tested on a flying laboratory. In October, another flight was performed to check the item’s characteristics in various flight modes, specifically, the operation of the vectoring jet nozzle and the oil system at negative overloads. Overall, 16 flights on a flying laboratory were performed,” Serdyukov reported.
The Su-57 with the second stage engine known as Item 30 performed its debut flight in December 2017. The engine will get a fully electronic automatic control system and ensure the fighter’s super-maneuverability, thrust-to-weight ratio, stealth characteristics and the ability to perform cruising flights at supersonic speed.
Tehran accuses Israel of testing ‘a nuke-missile, aimed at Iran’
Tehran on Friday accused Israel of testing a nuclear-capable missile “aimed at Iran,” after the Defense Ministry carried out a launch of what it described as a “test of a rocket propulsion system.”
“Israel today tested a nuke-missile, aimed at Iran,” tweeted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Zarif was likely speaking figuratively as Israel usually test fires missiles to the West over the Mediterranean and not towards Iran in the East.
“E3 & US never complain about the only nuclear arsenal in West Asia — armed with missiles actually DESIGNED to be capable of carrying nukes — but has fits of apoplexy over our conventional & defensive ones,” he said.
His comments come a day after France, Germany and the United Kingdom said “Iran’s developments of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles” go against a UN Security Council resolution calling on Tehran not to undertake any activity related to such missiles.
The Israeli Defense Ministry gave few details on the missile test conducted Friday morning.
“The defense establishment conducted a launch test a few minutes ago of a rocket propulsion system from a base in the center of the country,” the ministry said.
“The test was scheduled in advance and was carried out as planned.”
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Source: TASS, TTI