Contents tagged with Navy

  • Ukraine: Missiles launched from Russian warships in Crimea can reach any target in Europe

    Russia has increased its military forces in the Crimea, which potentially poses a threat to the whole of Europe.

    This was reported by the press service of the Ministry for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.

    "Thus, in December 2015, the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was equipped with two small rocket ships, Zeleny Dol and Serpukhov, both equipped with Kalibr-NK missile systems. According to military experts and Russian media outlets, these missile …

  • Russian Defense Ministry: About 10 ships to take part in Russian-Chinese naval exercise in Baltic

    About 10 Russian and Chinese vessels will take part in the first phase of the Joint Sea 2017 exercise, which will be held in the Baltic Sea between the 21st and the 28th of July, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

    “Between the 21st and the 28th of July, in Baltic Sea waters, the first stage of the bilateral Russian-Chinese Joint Sea 2017 naval exercise will be held. It will involve nearly ten ships and vessels of various classes, more than ten planes and helicopters …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense calls British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth 'a convenient naval target'

    Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the new British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, which was recently sent to sea trials, is “just a convenient large-scale naval target.”

    This was in answer to the British Defense Minister Michael Fallon, who criticized the Russian cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, as reported by RBC news agency.

    Earlier, Fallon told the Telegraph newspaper that in Russia they would “look with a little bit of envy” at the new British aircraft carrier …

  • Russian media: American warship carrying cruise missiles disrupted Russian Navy parade in Saint Petersburg

    The ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet suddenly left the port of St. Petersburg because of the proximity of the American destroyer with Tomahawk cruise missiles, writes Fontanka news web site.

    The day before, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the planned naval Victory Day parade would not be held, but it didn’t give any reasons for the cancellation.

    According to Fontanka, the parade was cancelled because the U.S. destroyer USS Carney approached Russia's coast at a distance …

  • Media: Russian Navy will receive new K-328 Leopard submarine equipped with cruise missiles in 2018

    In 2018 the Russian Navy will receive the first multipurpose nuclear submarine, a K-328 Leopard, modernized in accordance with the 971M project, Izvestia newspaper reports, citing a representative of the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center, Evgeniy Gladyshev.

    "With their technical and military characteristics, the modernized vessels will meet the fleet requirements for a multipurpose 4th generation nuclear-powered submarine,” Gladyshev told the paper.

    The Leopard will be fitted with a Kalibr …

  • Russian fleet to receive first stealth submarine with Kalibr cruise missiles in 2018

    Next year the Russian Navy will receive the first multipurpose nuclear submarine of project 971 after it has been upgraded with a Kalibr cruise missile system. This was reported by the newspaper Izvestiya with reference to Evgeniy Gladyshev, representative of the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center.

    Leopard, the first upgraded vessel of project 971M, will be received by the Navy in 2018. With their technical and military characteristics, the modernized vessels will meet the fleet requirements for a …

  • US and Japanese Navy conduct exercises off coast of Korean Peninsula

    Not far from the shores of the Korean Peninsula, American and Japanese sailors are working together in military operations. The US Navy aircraft carrier strike group and Japanese Navy ships are conducting exercises, according to a report in the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun.

    The purpose of the exercises is to exert pressure on North Korea in light of the country’s continuing ballistic missile tests. The maneuvers involve two Japanese destroyers – Ashigara  and Samidare – and will last …