RFS Marshal Ustinov Deploys to Mediterranean

August 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov completed his participation in the exercises with the ships of the Northern Fleet in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea and began to carry out long-range missions. The ship left the ship’s search and strike group, which for several days practiced a number of anti-submarine missions in the Baltic, North and Norwegian seas. The cruiser led a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, which included the SB-406 rescue tug and the Vyazma medium-sized…

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Menendez Statement on Senate Voting to End Arms Restrictions against Cyprus

July 2, 2019 – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate included a provision to lift the decades-old arms restrictions against the Republic of Cyprus as part of the final FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved today. The lifting of these restrictions is an important part of a broader initiative to reshape the United States’ strategy in the eastern Mediterranean region being spearheaded by Menendez. “Today, the Senate has shown our partners in Cyprus and around the…

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Severomorsk Conducts ASW Training in Mediterranean

April 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The training involved the hydroacoustic group personnel, the calculations of the combat information center, the main command post, the navigator combat unit. The search for submarines was carried out by the standard hydroacoustic complex, which allows detecting and classifying submarine targets at a distance of several tens of kilometers. During the exercise, the water area of ​​more than one hundred square miles was surveyed. Currently, the crew of the large antisubmarine ship Severomorsk continues to carry out tasks under the long-range cruise plan in…

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Project 11356 Admiral Essen Deploys to Mediterranean

March 1 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) “Admiral Essen” makes a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea. For the crew of a warship, it is the first long-distance cruise this year, during which the Black Sea forces will operate as part of the permanent compound of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean. In preparation for the march at the station of permanent deployment and at sea, the crew of the frigate conducted naval exercises of various subjects in accordance with the…

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HMS Diamond sails for maritime security mission in the Mediterranean

September 29, 2018 – Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond has today sailed from Portsmouth for operations in the Mediterranean where the Type 45 destroyer will provide reassurance to allies in the region throughout the autumn. The deployment follows a busy few months for HMS Diamond and her crew, who spent most of the summer operating in or around UK waters. Commander Ben Keith, the Commanding Officer of HMS Diamond, said: “I’m thrilled that HMS Diamond is once again at sea on operations to keep our nation safe. I am proud…

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FS Provence Patrol in the Eastern Mediterranean

Google Translation April 3, 2017 – The multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence sailed a month ago from Brest to join the east of the Mediterranean and to raise the frigate Montcalm in Operation Chammal. This deployment, which contributes to the appreciation of the situation on the Levant theater, also offers the opportunity to train with the riparian and allied navies operating in the region of the Syrian channel. Following an operational break in Larnaca, Provence set sail on 22 March and conducted a search and rescue exercise for shipwrecked vessels in…

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Dynamic Manta 17: anti-submarine warfare at the heart of NATO

Google Translation March 21, 2017 Operational training for NATO anti-submarine warfare “Dynamic Manta 2017” has been taking place since 13 March 2017 off the coast of Sicily. About ten naval and submarine units and about ten NATO-owned aircraft are participating in this exercise. The French navy, which is very offensive and effective, plays a major role thanks to the numerous means employed: Montcalm’s anti- submarine warfare frigate (FASM) and its embarked Lynx from flotilla 34F , the command and control building Refueling (BCR) Marne , an Atlantic maritime patrol aircraft…

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