Russian Military bombs ‘Enemy Submarine’ in Drills Near U.S. War Games

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The Russian KA-27 is specially designed to detect and destroy enemy submarines, making it a formidable aircraft for NATO forces stationed near Russia’s military in the Baltic region. (MAIQUEL TORCATT/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

 

Russian helicopters on Wednesday staged explosive exercises, destroying maritime targets in the already tense Baltic region, where the U.S. began its own multinational war games just one day earlier.

The Russian military deployed 10 Kamov KA-27 antisubmarine warfare helicopters from the naval aviation branch of its Baltic Fleet to participate in bombing a simulated hostile submarine off the coast of Kaliningrad, an exclave of Russian territory situated between Lithuania and Poland. Both of these countries, along with the Baltic states Latvia and Estonia, are part of the U.S.-led military alliance NATO, which on Tuesday launched a regional exercise called Tobruq Legacy 2017, involving multiple European allies of the U.S. As the rivalry between Russia and NATO heats up, both displayed the readiness and might of their respective armed forces. Continue reading

Russia’s Drills Update

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The following is a list detailing Russia’s military drills during October:[1]

Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, currently en route to Syria, will unlikely be involved in exerting control over the skies over Syria. Peskov said: “I do not think that it is necessary to keep somebody away, [or that] somebody can attack [the Syrian government forces] … as there are enough instruments to control the skies, to control the safety of our temporary infrastructure in Syria, which is why there is no such opportunity.” (Sputniknews.com, October 22) Continue reading

Russia’s New Stealth Destroyer to Tote 200 Missiles, ‘Nuclear Heart’

The Russian Navy's missile corvette Zeleny Dol sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey February 14, 2016

The Russian Navy’s missile corvette Zeleny Dol sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey February 14, 2016 | © REUTERS/ Murad Sezer

 

Russia is developing a new generation nuclear-powered naval destroyer that will pack more firepower than anything the US Navy can offer.

Though still on the drawing board, the new Lider-class nuclear destroyer is expected to displace more water than its existing Sarych-class analogue and will boast the firepower of a cruiser.

Moreover, it is going to be virtually invisible to enemy radar. Continue reading

Russian-Egyptian naval drills to enter active phase on June 10

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The eight-day drills will involve Russia’s missile cruiser Moskva, with Ka-27 helicopter, corvette Samum, landing ship Alexander Shabalin, tanker Ivan Bubnov and a tugboat MB-31

MOSCOW, June9. /TASS/. The active phase of the Russian-Egyptian Friendship Bridge-2015 joint naval exercise will start on June 10, captain Igor Dygalo told reporters. Continue reading

Russia developing Shtorm supercarrier

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Russia’s Krylovsky State Research Center (KRSC) has developed a new multipurpose heavy aircraft carrier design called Project 23000E or Shtorm (Storm).

A scale model of the ship is going to be demonstrated for the first time at the International Maritime Defence Show 2015 in St Petersburg from 1-5 July, Valery Polyakov, the deputy director of KSC, told IHS Jane’s . Continue reading