Pacific Fleet Flagship Varyag Testing Missiles in Peter the Great Bay

The flagship of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet), the guards missile cruiser (GRKR) Varyag, went to sea from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to participate in the exercise. Its crew will work out the destruction of the enemy ship with the main missile system and will perform practical combat training exercises. In one of the areas of the exercise, the crews of the Varyag…

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USS John S. McCain conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation

November 24, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging Russia’s excessive maritime claims. In 1984, the U.S.S.R declared a…

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