Contents tagged with naval forces

  • NATO explains why it sent warships to Odessa

    Six NATO ships arrived in Odessa on July 23 and will be open to visits by residents and guests of the city on July 24 and 25.

    At the joint press-conference with NATO Commander Frank Maginsky and the Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine, Alexander Vinnikov, the Commander of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) Boudewijn Boots explained that the presence of the ships is part of the Alliance’s efforts to strengthen its partnership with Ukraine.  

    "This is the third visit of the group …

  • Putin: US aspiration to dominate the Pacific Ocean threatens Russia's security

    Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the framework for a state policy regarding Russia’s naval activities through 2030. The document has been published on the official portal of legal information.

    "The existing and emerging threats to the national security of the Russian Federation are in the Pacific Ocean, the main of which is the desire of a number of states, primarily the United States of America (USA) and their allies, to dominate the Pacific Ocean, including the Arctic, as well as to …

  • Ukraine wants to replenish its Navy with old NATO ships

    NATO countries can transfer ships released from active duty that will suit Ukrainian needs to the Ukrainian Naval Forces, using a variety of payment plans. Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Ihor Voronchenko discussed the possibility during a broadcast on Ukrainian "Channel Five".

    "Groups of negotiators from Ukraine have departed for discussions. One group of Navy officers has already returned; I do not have the right to name the country, but the group has returned from abroad, and as a result …

  • Ukraine will resume a program to create a new corvette for the Navy

    Ukraine will resume a state sponsored defense program on the creation of a new corvette for the Navy. This was announced by Deputy Defense Minister Igor Pavlovsky, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to the Deputy Minister, in 2017, government funding for the ''Corvette'' program should amount to more than 1 billion hryvnia or $37 million.

    According to Pavlovsky, currently the Defense Ministry is negotiating the re-assigning of the contract which was signed with the Chernomorsky Shipbuilding …

  • Canadian and Spanish warships entered the Black Sea

    The Spanish frigate, Almirante Juan de Borbón, which is equipped with an Aegis Combat System, and the Canadian frigate, St. John's, entered the Black Sea waters yesterday.

    The Spanish and Canadian frigates are part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), which operates in the Mediterranean Sea.

    According to Romanian Naval Forces, the ships will take part in the Sea Shield 2017 NATO exercise, which will be held from February 1 to 10 in the eastern part of the Black Sea.

    In the near …

  • Ukrainian Navy accuses Russia of attacking one of their ships

    The Ukrainian Navy has accused Russia of attacking the diving ship “Pochaiv”, according to a post by the Naval Forces Command on Facebook.

    Photos showing bullet damage on the ship were attached to the post.  

    “In contrast to baseless allegations of Russian officials made, as usual, without any evidence, we have something to show — traces of sniper’s bullets”, the post read.

    The Navy stressed that Ukrainian servicemen are trying to ensure that the incident does not lead to further …

  • Russia is developing an anti-torpedo system

    The Russian OJSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (or KTRV) is developing a unique anti-torpedo and is modernizing existing torpedoes, as was said in an interview with Interfax by the General Director of the enterprise, Boris Obnosov.

    "Another product that will be used to arm Russian Navy ships is a small antisubmarine complex with a Paket-E/NK antitorpedo defence system, which has no equivalent in the world. It can both destroy an enemy’s ships and submarines with torpedoes, as well as protect a …

  • Russian landing ship arrived in Sevastopol as part of troop reduction in Syria

    A large landing ship of the Baltic Fleet, Korolev, arrived at Sevastopol as part of the operation to reduce the Russian military contingent in Syria; the ship will be unloaded and repaired, according to a source in Russian military, RIA Novosti reported.

    Earlier, it was reported that according to the decision of the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, the Russian military contingent in Syria will be reduced. Following the Minister’s decision, the ships, which are a part of the grouping in …

  • British and Ukrainian defense chiefs discuss increasing naval cooperation

    The British and Ukrainian navies plan to increase cooperation, as stated by British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon at a joint press-conference with Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak in Kyiv, UNIAN reported.

    Fallon announced that the British Navy’s Type 45 destroyers will visit the Black Sea port of Odessa in the summer. It will be the first time British warships have visited Ukraine since 2008.

    The British Secretary of State for Defense also reiterated the UK’s …

  • The Russian Navy will receive several new Podsolnuh radar systems

    In 2017, the Russian Federation Navy plans to acquire several Podsolnuh radars that will be deployed to the Baltic and Black Seas, Interfax reported.

    "These new radar stations will be able to control the 200-mile coastal zone," an informed source told Interfax.

    He added that one Podsolnuh will be deployed in the Baltics and another in the Black Sea.

    The Podsolnuh Radar passed state tests in 2006. Currently there are three stations on duty: the first is in the Sea of Okhotsk, the second is in …