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Russian Military + Vodka = stuff like this.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
I get the whole "Russia is a joke" thing. Hell I've been guilty of it myself, but Jesus. Russia is a 2nd class power still, and has been working to build a pretty solid military again. They aren't anywhere near being great, but reading some of the comments here and other places, you'd think the Keystone Kops were a better military than them.
Any military has accidents, especially when they're underfunded as long as Russia has been. Our military isn't currently in much better shape, it's just big enough to accept more issues than other militaries.
originally posted by: Hellmutt
On Friday, Russia informed NATO about a Russian exercise where they are going to test missiles off the Norwegian coast, in an area with several Norwegian offshore installations. This will be a 3-day exercise, starting on Thursday. I don't know whether Admiral Kuznetsov was supposed to participate in this exercise.
The damage to Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, when a floating dock where the vessel had been undergoing modernization accidentally sank, is considered as insignificant, Head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov said on Wednesday. This reported by TASS.
"There is no financial assessment, we look at the damage - there is nothing terrible there, and I think we will deal with it ourselves. As soon as we make the assessment, I will inform you. This won’t be a big sum," Rakhmanov said. There is nothing "scary" about this damage, he noted.
originally posted by: thebozeian
a reply to: Fallingdown
You would think the ballast tank fill valves would default to closed in an non commanded power off event. The opposite situation is done on fuel systems on aircraft all the time, so doing the reverse is completely possible.
originally posted by: Flanker86
I don't even comment on the so-called "incident" with this ship ... I just have another question for the EU-NATO !
How's it going with Dement Juncture drills in Norway ? Feeling cold ? Need socks maybe ?