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Footage from the Admiral Kuznetsov .

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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: skywatcher44

They are similar but I do not think they are from the ships... In speaking with a friend of mine who is from Aleppo, the heavier stuff has been hitting outside of Aleppo, targeting the areas where Al Nusra are located.

Thanks for the map, was unaware of this, do you happen to know who runs it?




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:13 AM
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a reply to: elementalgrove


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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: skywatcher44

Just dropping this piece off and will watch and read along ...

Part 1 – The Russian navy modernisation program “I would like to emphasize that we have commissioned 42 warships in the past three years, from 2013 to 2016. From 2016 to 2018 we are planning to commission more than 50 warships,” Russian naval CINC, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said. Read more With only an estimated 48% of the Russian military has been modernised so far, it is certain that the Russian Navy is lagging behind. An interview with retired Deputy CINC Admiral Vasilyev provides more details on the scope of modernisation in all the regions of Russia, especially in the Arctic.
thesaker.is... There is a lot of info in the piece that some others would find interesting

eta the latest South Front

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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:45 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder

originally posted by: tayton
Is it true that this is the ONLY only carrier they have? How many USA have?



Yes Russia only has this one. USN has 10 Nimitz class nuclear carriers, if you count the smaller ones that can fill many of the same roles, the total is 19.

Because unlike the US, the Russians have no need to project their (ahem) will power globally, except in response to the US projecting theirs.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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Its kind of funny watching how slow the planes take off without a catapult. Plus the planes have to carry less fuel and ordinance to stay light enough to make it into the air.

Overlooking in flight refueling, the ramp saves on the cost and maintenance of complex catapult apparatus. Besides cruise missiles hit their targets just as well, none having been shot down so far, apparently.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Yes it has some benefits but Id rather be able to launch my aircraft with a full payload and enough fuel to last the mission. The Russians measure their flight time in minuets while we do it with hours. In flight refueling has its drawbacks as well. Just another asset you have to have on hand and another aircraft that needs protection.

Also their only carrier uses fossil fuels. It is such a piece of crap that tug boats follow it around. It was launched in 1985 and has only had 4 front line deployments all to the Med. This ship is literally a floating turd, look up all the stories about this thing. When its cold they don't even pump water to 60 percent of the ship because all the damn pipes freeze.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 09:23 AM
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Okay, so the planes land and refuel at the Russian airbase inside NW Syria before returning to their 'piece of crap' carrier.

Remember, their "tug boat escorted oil burning" carrier is just one ship in a fleet, many of which have lots more cruise missiles onboard than the US has jets 'over there', all of which take longer to arm, fuel and launch than cruise missiles do.

The Russians are doing just fine against the real targets in Syria, covertly armed and trained US insurgents, and doing that a lot cheaper and more effectively than the US.

If you believe the US is there helping fight terror in Syria, that is.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 09:41 AM
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No I absolutely do not. I'm not criticizing what they are doing in Syria at all, I just do not think the Russian navy is anything to look up to.

Whats the point of having an aircraft carrier if you have to land at a base for fuel? Their so called "fleet" is just as crappy as this carrier. Trust when I say their Navy if far lacking compared to ours. As is the rest of European navies. When I was in the Navy we did war games in the North Atlantic with all the NATO countries. It was us vs everybody. We won in 1 day. This was in 2007.

EDIT: matter of fact i think Russia participated in some of the exercises. Its called BALTOPS and happens every year.
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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
Evidently China purchased Russia's rustbuckets.


Which makes the chinese navy more of a joke!



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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I really want to see pictures of the tugboat escort that has to follow it around for when it breaks down LOL. THat must be one bad@$$ tugboat.

I bet the tugboat is more famous that the aircraft carrier itself.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: FauxMulder

originally posted by: tayton
Is it true that this is the ONLY only carrier they have? How many USA have?



Yes Russia only has this one. USN has 10 Nimitz class nuclear carriers, if you count the smaller ones that can fill many of the same roles, the total is 19.

I did not know this. I even had a fact check moment.Their navy has been severely cut back over the years. And I thought the US was the only country.


Yeah after tge USA it is the UK and france adn naval capability . Even china is still lagging.

China i think has more tonnage but most there ships are near obosolete.

Usa,france and UK are the only countrys these days with a modern blue navy.



UK does not have any aircraft carriers. They have a blue water navy but no carriers. They are building them but right now they have 0.00



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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Whats the point of having an aircraft carrier if you have to land at a base for fuel? Their so called "fleet" is just as crappy as this carrier.


Not if you consider it is positioned closer to NATO naval assets in the Mediterranean, instead of a thousand miles away in the Caspian or Black Sea, and can respond to any perceived threat that much quicker.

Since the airstrikes that resulted in dozens of Syrian soldiers killed in Allepo, during a cease fire, this new placement of another set piece and the warning provided by the Russian Minister of defense that unwarranted attacks on Syrian troops threaten Russian assets as well, then it becomes clearer what the fleet is doing there.

If I was an American commander stationed in the Med., I'd be more concerned about all the support elements bristling with anti ship and other 'defensive' missiles.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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The UN is fully controlled by the USA...so..expect nothing real time from it....
"who's bread you eat ....who's word you speak" !...

a reply to: elementalgrove


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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: PraetorianAZ
I really want to see pictures of the tugboat escort that has to follow it around for when it breaks down LOL. THat must be one bad@$$ tugboat.

I bet the tugboat is more famous that the aircraft carrier itself.


Here is one of the Tugs



And the ship isnt hard to find, just follow the huge smoke trail




posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 04:37 AM
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a reply to: cosmania

They are armed with Air to air missiles because they also conduct combat air patrols over Syria and especially since the shoot down by the Turkish Air Force of the Su-24. You will also see the Russian Air Force Flankers from Latakia on combat air patrols. Sometimes the Latakia Flankers will combine a combat air patrol with a bombing mission and deploy unguided FAB-500 bombs.

Here is recent footage from Kuznetsov off Syra. Note that they show an Su-33 with unguided FAB-500 bombs. So far no footage of take offs with bombs.



The Su-33 is limited off the carrier with bombs and missile loads. To earn their keep and supplement the Air Force at Latakia it is reasonable to assume that some Navy Su-33s will be deployed there. They can then fully use their load capability and combine combat air patrols with bombing missions as per the Air Force Flankers.



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