Contents tagged with naval forces

  • Shoygu confirms that Russia's sole aircraft carrier will be deployed to the Syrian coast

    The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will join the country’s naval group operating in the eastern Mediterranean, the Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, announced.

    According to him, “the Russian naval group in the eastern Mediterranean includes at least six warships and three or four support vessels from all fleets. To increase the combat capabilities of the group, [we] plan to include the cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov in its ranks,” Shoygu said.

    According to Russian media, the Admiral …

  • Russian commander says Black Sea Fleet is capable of destroying enemy landing forces

    TASS reports that the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Valery Gerasimov, stated that the Black Sea Fleet of Russia “is capable of destroying enemy landing forces in ports of their landing.” Gerasimov did not specify which ports or what country he was referring to but he noted that enemy landing forces “should not reach the Black Sea coast of the Crimea wherever they are coming from.”

    Gerasimov stressed that the Black Fleet of Russia uses the Bastion coastal defense …

  • Military Prosecutor’s Office of Russia suspects the Black Sea Fleet of corruption

    During a meeting in Sevastopol, the Russian Chief Military Prosecutor, Sergey Fridinsky, ordered inspections of the military units and formations of the Black Fleet. The Military Prosecutor’s Office will check the safety of petrol, oil, lubricants and food, as was reported on the website of the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office of Russia on 17 August.

    “The Chief Military Prosecutor emphasized the need to prevent corruption, theft and improper use of budget resources while implementing the …

  • Russian Navy conducts exercises in the Mediterranean Sea

    A Russian naval strike group has launched a tactical exercise in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. This was reported by the press service of the Defense Ministry.

    Two small missile ships, Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol, participated in the exercise which saw them interacting with ships of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. “The exercise will test the Russian Navy’s ability to act in crisis situations of a terrorist nature,” the press service said.

    The …

  • US missile destroyer entered the Black Sea

    As officially reported by the staff of the United States 6th Fleet, the US guided missile destroyer USS Ross has entered the Black Sea to join the international naval exercises known as “Sea Breeze – 2016,” Ukrinform reports.

    “Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) transited the Bosphorus Strait July 22, en route to the Black Sea to take part in Sea Breeze 2016,” an official statement said.

    The USS Ross will be participating in the 15th iteration of Sea Breeze, an …

  • Ukrainian Naval cadets to train with Polish Navy

    Cadets from the Faculty of Naval Forces of the Ukrainian National University, Odessa Maritime Academy, have started an internship aboard a Polish Naval training ship, Radio Svoboda reported with reference to a statement issued by the Navy Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "The internship, the purpose of which is to train future naval officers in specialty skills, runs until the end of July this year. As planned, in accordance with the route, Ukrainian cadets will travel together with …

  • US Admiral: Aircraft carrier was transferred to the Mediterranean to send a message to Moscow

    The USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier was transferred from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea as a warning to Moscow, according to an article published in the Wall Street Journal that cited Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder.

    As the Admiral explained, the redeployment of the aircraft carrier is meant to demonstrate that the US, in partnership with its NATO allies, is committed to “maintaining the balance of forces in the Mediterranean”.

    “It is a demonstration of capability. That’s for sure. …

  • Ukrainian Navy to add 30 warships by 2020

    The Ukrainian Navy plans to dramatically upgrade its fleet by 2020 by building an additional 30 warships and boats, Rosbalt reported with reference to the Ministry of Defense.

    "Ukraine's Armed Forces are taking measures to strengthen the Navy and its combat capabilities. Currently… units of the Navy are involved in the fighting in the conflict zone of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and therefore are ready to repel armed aggression from the sea. Fleet capacities are being expanded,” the …

  • Russia sends FSB patrol ship to protect disputed rigs in the Black Sea

    A Russian FSB ship has been tasked with ensuring the safety of the drilling rig "Tavrida" to protect "the economic interests of the Russian Federation." On Tuesday, December 15, the Border Service of the FSB in annexed Crimea sent a patrol ship, the "Amethyst," to protect from Ukrainian Navy the drilling rig "Chernomorneftegaz,” as reported by the Press Service of the Ministry.

    On the morning of December 15, the ship of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine came to the floating drilling …