Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: attack View post tag: Indian View post tag: ‘Nerpa’ Project 971U Schuka-B nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) K-152 Nerpa has been leased to Indian Navy; the handing-over ceremony was held on Jan 23 at Zvezda Shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen (Primorsky Krai), an undisclosed informed source told Interfax.The ceremony was attended by representatives of Rosoboronexport, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Pacific Fleet (PF) command, and India’s diplomatic mission; it started at 10.30 am, local time (3.30 am, Moscow time). At request of the Indian party, press was not allowed to participate in the ceremony, said the interviewee.The submarine obtained the name of INS Chakra and will be controlled by Indian crew during the next 10 years without participation of Russian experts. The contract costs over $900 mln, reminds ITAR-TASS.The acceptance certificate was signed on Dec 30, 2011 in Russian Navy Main HQ. Nerpa was supposed to join Indian Navy in 2008, but an accident happened to the sub during sea trials in Nov 2008; 20 men died then and leasing date was postponed. Later on, it was changed many times due to non-availability of onboard combat systems, reminds Interfax.In Aug 2010, some media agencies reported that Nerpa had already departed for India; however, that information was refuted by Amur Shipyard and Pacific Fleet HQ.Nerpa will be the only nuclear-powered submarine in Indian Navy and be stationed at the Visakhapatnam naval base. Supposedly, the sub would be used as training platform for the crew of Indian-made nuclear submarine INS Arihant.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 24, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa January 24, 2012 View post tag: gets Share this article View post tag: submarine View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Idina Menzel Talks Upcoming Super Bowl Performance

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Then Star Files Broadway supernova Idina Menzel is of course no stranger to belting her face off in front of large crowds on a regular basis. But singing the national anthem on Super Bowl Sunday is a completely different matter.“The thing you underestimate when you get up there,” the If/Then headliner told AZCentral, “”is how much testosterone is coming at you when you’re standing up there in the middle of the field and all those guys are in the uniforms.” She felt that rush last summer standing next to Derek Jeter at the MLB All-Star game, and now she’ll feel it again with dozens of footballers. “They’re huge and they’re all standing there listening to you.”No matter how accustomed she is to performing live, the Tony winner still experience that rush of uncertainty. “I can do five to eight shows a week and do a great show or something can happen on the live stage. It’s what makes it exciting and exhilarating for me.”Super Bowl XLIX kicks off on February 1. In addition to Menzel singing the national anthem, Grammy winner John Legend will perform “America the Beautiful” before the game. Katy Perry will lead the halftime show. Oh, and the Patriots and Seahawks will play. View Comments Related Shows Idina Menzellast_img read more