Contents tagged with US Navy

  • Russian Navy escorts US warship in Black Sea

    On Sunday, September 15, the Russian Black Sea Fleet started escorting the transport ship USNS Yuma, which entered Black Sea waters at around 17:30, Interfax reports, citing Russia’s National Defense Management Center.

    “The designated on-duty forces and vessels of the Black Sea Fleet are continuously tracking the American ship,” the article states.

    At the end of June, the Yuma brought a battalion of US marines and vehicles to Odessa, Ukraine, for the Sea Breeze 2019 exercise. According to …

  • Ukraine builds a new naval base in the Black Sea

    The fourth Ukrainian Naval Forces base is built in Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv region, reports Dumskaya news outlet. The first three bases are in Odesa, Mykolaiv, and Berdyansk.

    The Ukrainian government decided to relocate four units of the Ukrainian Navy from Odesa to Ochakiv base. Mid-size landing ship Yuri Olefirenko, Korets tugboat, artillery boats AKA-02 and Rivne will be transferred to Ochakiv. Previously Olefirenko was part of the 5th brigade in Mykolaiv.

    In the summer of 2017, the US Navy  …

  • US Navy aircraft carries out reconnaissance flights near the Crimea

    According to monitoring data of the PlaneRadar aviation service on Twitter, on Sunday, February 24, the US Navy aircraft conducted reconnaissance flight near the Kerch Strait and Sevastopol. 

    A Boeing P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft with tail number 168848 took off from the NATO Naval Air Station at Sigonella in Sicily at 4:25 p.m. Moscow Standard Time. It crossed Bulgarian airspace at 5:45 p.m. and began a reconnaissance flight over the Kerch Strait area at a distance of 125 km …

  • Russia claims it started equipping warships with blinding and hallucination-inducing systems

    The Russian state-owned company Ruselectronics has equipped Russian naval ships with optical systems that can blind enemies and even cause hallucinations, a source in the company told RIA Novosti.

    The new “Filin” stations, developed by one of the company’s factories, have been installed on the frigates Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatanov. Each ship has been equipped with two such systems. There are also plans to mount the stations on two project 22350 frigates.

    The stations are designed to …

  • US missile destroyer enters the Black Sea

    The USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is heading for the Bosporus strait through the Dardanelles, and will enter the Black Sea within several hours, the US Sixth Fleet Command announced.

    “The US and the US Navy continue to stand alongside our allies and partners in support of shared regional interests and maritime stability,” said Matthew J. Powell, commander of the destroyer. “Our arrival into the Black Sea will showcase the Navy’s interoperability in pursuit of common security objectives in this …

  • US Navy destroyer armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles enters the Baltic Sea

    On Thursday, USS Gravely (DDG-107), a guided missile destroyer of the US Navy passed the Danish Straits and is now in the Baltic Sea, reported Interfax, citing the monitoring data of marine resources.

    This ship can carry up to fifty-six Tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of 1,600 kilometers. It is equipped with the Aegis missile defense system. The Gravely is the current flagship of the First Permanent Naval Group of NATO.

  • Kremlin: Russia monitors actions of US Navy ship in Black Sea

    The patrol ship from  the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Pytlivy, monitors the actions of USS Fort McHenry, a large landing ship of the US Navy, which carries out exercises in the Black Sea, reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    As stated by the ministry, the American ship has been in the Black Sea since 9:00 pm Moscow time, January 6.

    The press service of the U.S. 6th Fleet announced that the ship would “conduct operations with its allies to ensure security and …

  • US naval ship to conduct military exercise in Black Sea with Romanian frigate

    USS Fort McHenry, a large dock landing ship of the US Navy, will spend three days at the Romanian Port of Constanţa and then take part in an exercise with the frigate King Ferdinand, the website of the Romanian Navy reports.

    “Leaving the port on Thursday, January 10, USS Fort McHenry and the Frigate King Ferdinand will conduct a series of joint training activities in the territorial waters of Romania and the international waters of the Black Sea,” the report states.

    The American ship arrived …

  • US aircraft conducts reconnaissance flight near annexed Crimea

    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft flew near the Kerch Strait, as reported on Tuesday, November 6 by Interfax, citing the monitoring data of Western aviation resources. The American aircraft took off from Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicilia, Italy and held a long flight over the international waters of the Black Sea, 35 km south of the entrance to the Kerch Strait.

    During its flight, the Poseidon also flew near Sevastopol and the coast of Krasnodar Krai.

     A US Air Force …

  • Fourth American destroyer equipped with Tomahawks enters the Mediterranean Sea

    The USS Bulkeley destroyer, which is equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles, entered the Mediterranean Sea, reported Interfax with reference to Gibraltar resources monitoring the ship traffic.

    As reported by the agency, the destroyer headed for the eastern Mediterranean towards the shores of Syria.

    The movement of the destroyer was reported on Twitter by Michael Sanchez, who monitors the passage of ships in Gibraltar. He wrote that the USS Bulkeley was seen in the Strait of Gibraltar near …