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Russia's Pacific Fleet to take part in joint naval exercises with India
The Pacific Fleet ships that consist of a large anti-submarine ship, Admiral Tributs, and a Boris Butoma tanker have sailed off for the Indian port of Visakhapatnam to take part in the Indra Navy joint drills, Vladimir Matveyev, a spokesman for Russia’s Eastern military district, told TASS.
"The ships are under the command of the Deputy Commander of the Seaboard (Primorsk) Combined Forces Flotilla Rear Admiral, Eduard Mikhailov, and are currently heading to the base of the Eastern Fleet of the …
Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Pakistani Navy are planning to hold joint exercises
Sailors of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Pakistani Navy started to plan the PASSEX joint naval exercise near Novorossiysk, Russia. This was announced on December 7 by the chief of the information support department of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Vyacheslav Trukhachev, the Krymform news agency reported.
"The exercise will include practice in organizing steering ships after trawls, joint maneuvers and exercises for search and rescue at sea," Trukhachev specified. According to him, the …
Obama will request that Greece close its ports to Russian ships
US President Barack Obama will visit Athens on the 15th and the 16th of November. It is presumed that while there, he will request that Greek authorities prohibit the Russian Navy from entering their ports. This was reported by Greek militaire.gr news portal, which is dedicated to military issues and politics.
It is known that the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, would like to ease sanctions against Russia, and even cancel them.
The article states that Obama and Tsipras will discuss …
Dutch submarine monitored the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov
An official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, stated that a submarine of the Netherlands Navy maneuvered near the Russian squadron in the Mediterranean Sea, trying to get closer to the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.
“The Russian search-and-assault group spotted the Walrus –class diesel-electric submarine of the Netherlands Navy, which tried to get closer to the carrier battle group of the Northern Fleet,” TASS quoted the General as saying. …
NATO begins patrol operations in the Mediterranean Sea
On Wednesday, November 9th, NATO began a constant patrol operation in the Mediterranean, codenamed “Sea Guardian.” Three ships and two submarines will run patrols in the central Mediterranean region under the auspices of NATO. The naval forces include Italian frigate IST Aviere, Bulgarian frigate BGS Verni, Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik, Greek submarine HS Papanikolis and Spanish ESPS Mistral.
From the air, the mission will be supported by rotations of aircraft from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece …
Russian Navy to receive new nuclear submarine in December
On October 30, TASS reported that the third submarine of Project 11356 Admiral Makarov, which is being built on the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, will be transferred to the navy in December. This was reported by Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolev.
“In December another nuclear submarine of strategic project Borey for the submarine forces of the Russian navy will be laid on the enterprise Sevmash, and a frigate of Project 11356 Admiral Makarov will be commissioned to the navy,” …
NATO confirmed the presence of Russian warships in the Baltic Sea
BNS reported that according to Dylan White, Press Secretary of NATO, the Alliance has confirmed the entry of two Russian warships into the Baltic Sea. He said the ships may be carrying Kalibr long-range missile systems that are allegedly armed with nuclear warheads. The effective attack range of those missiles is 2,600 kilometers.
The NATO representative noted that Russia is “allowed to act in international waters” but such actions “show yet again Moscow’s military activities near NATO borders. …
NATO is concerned about the large-scale deployment of Russian ships
Russia conducted the biggest deployment of its ships since the Cold War. According to Reuters, this was stated by a high-ranking source in NATO.
Reuters reported that the Alliance believes that the Russian ships near the coast of Norway are being used to transport aircraft that will participate in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo. According to Reuter's source, “Russians are deploying all the ships of the Northern Fleet, and most of the ships of the Baltic Fleet”.
In the NATO …
Russia's sole aircraft carrier deployed to Syria
The heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which is a part of the Northern fleet, has sailed to the Mediterranean Sea. Its participation in Russian operations in Syria from October this year to January 2017 was announced last July.
According to Interfax news agency, the aircraft carrier is escorted by MiG-29KR and MiG-29KUBR multi-purpose fighter jets, as well as the newer Su-33 aircraft. Ka-52K Katran helicopters, the naval version of the Ka-52 Alligator, were also prepared for the Admiral …
Media: U.S experts have assessed the threat posed by Russia's Navy
U.S. experts have identified systems from the arsenal of the Russian Navy that they believe pose the greatest threat. Izvestia daily reported the findings revealed by the Director of the Russia Maritime Studies Institute, Michael Peterson. According to him, the United States believes that Yasen-class submarines, Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates (also known as Project 22350) and Zircon and Kalibr cruise missiles to be the most dangerous.
“Despite the challenges, which we have observed in …