Baltic Fleet Oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky enters Mediterranean

The oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, being on long-distance mission, has completed its passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea. In course of the mission, the crew will perform a great deal of hydrographic and scientific work. The route of the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky lies through two oceans, five seas and equator. There are some stopovers planned in Cyprus, India, Mauritius, and Italy for rest and replenishing of supplies. On December 15, the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky sailed from home station in Kronstadt for…

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Latest EU Attempt to Duplicate NATO

On 11 December 2017, the Council adopted a decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), less than a month after receiving a joint notification by member states of their intention to participate. The 25 member states participating in PESCO are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. On 13 November 2017, ministers from 23 member states signed a joint notification on the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and handed it over…

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Baltic Fleet ship detachment leaves Cyprus

Baltic Fleet ship detachment, including corvettes Boiky and Soobrazitelny, and tanker Kola, finished its visit to Limassol port. Currently, the ship detachment is conducting tasks in course of the long-range sortie in the Mediterranean Sea. The Russian seamen replenished food, water, and fuel storages as well as got familiarized with sights of the island. In total, the Russian ships have covered over 7,000 nautical miles.

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Franco-Cypriot cooperation for Aconite

Google Translation ¬†¬†¬ Deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean since the end of September, the La Fayette type frigate (FLF) Aconit has used an operational break in Larnaca to strengthen cooperation between the Navy and the Cypriot armies. During a previous visit to Cyprus, French sailors and Cypriot soldiers had already planned and then conducted a bilateral exercise, consisting of landing a helicopter from the Cypriot Air Force on the French frigate. This first interaction was conducted to test the interoperability of medical evacuation. The second operational break was marked by…

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USS Ross Arrives in Larnaca

April 10, 2017 – USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, April 10, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.- Cyprus relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe. The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to strengthening our strategic partnerships in the European region.

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Cyprus Commissioned Ex Omani Patrol Ship

Commissioning Naval Command Cyprus patrol boat National Guard A 620 Alasia – former Oman 30 Q Al Mubrukah. Larnaca 14/02/2017 (s) CNA On February 14, 2017 in the Cypriot port of Larnaca hosted¬†the ceremony¬†entered into the Command of the National Guard of Cyprus Navy patrol ship¬†A 620 Alasia,¬†which has become the largest unit of the Cypriot fleet in its history.¬†The ship will also be used as a study. Alasia¬†is a former Navy patrol ships Oman¬†Q 30 Al Mubrukah,¬†transmitted by the Government of Oman as a gift Cyprus under the agreement…

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Britain and Cyprus Step Up Defence Co-Operation

February 10, 2017 – Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Cypriot Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides signed a Defence Co-operation Programme in the capital Nicosia today, agreeing to closer working. Building on the agreement signed last year, the Ministers agreed that the key regional partners would now work closely across Special Forces, counter terrorism, Crisis Response, intelligence, Air Defence, hybrid warfare and cyber. Improved Maritime Search and Rescue co-operation will be a particular focus, and during his visit Sir Michael offered Cyprus the chance to display alongside the international community at…

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