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Warships from three Russian fleets ply the Sea of Japan
“The Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great) guided missile cruiser, the flagship of the Northern Fleet, and the Moskva cruiser, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, were alerted and put out to sea.
A large formation comprising warships, submarines and support ships from the Pacific Fleet sailed from various other bases. All of the fleet’s coastal services, including Marine units and naval aviation, were also alerted,” Captain First Class Roman Martov, head of the Pacific Fleet’s press service, told RIA Novosti
In all, the exercise is to involve about 20,000 military personnel, 70 fixed-wing aircraft, 2,500 pieces of weaponry, military and specialized equipment, as well as over 30 warships. The Vostok-2010 strategic exercise is to end on July 8
"Israel To Deploy Nuclear Submarines Off Iran Coast", headlined Israeli newspaper Haaretz on 22 June, reporting on an investigation by the British Sunday Times .
According to a statement by an Israeli officer, one of the four Dolphin submarines provided by Germany is already positioned in the Gulf. With its cruise missiles equipped with nuclear warheads (1,500 Km range), Israel can reach any target in Iran.
At the close of last week, an impressive naval squadron - consisting of more than a dozen U.S. warships and at least one Israeli missile launcher - crossed the Suez Canal on its way to the Persian Gulf: with a view to escalating military pressure on Iran. The reason is not only, as was reported, to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons in future
fearsome flotilla of warships from around the globe was reviewed by the Queen as she celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian navy
Amongst the vessels gathered around the Nova Scotia city was the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Ark Royal.
The 20,000-tonne aircraft carrier was joined by the Devonport based Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland and the Portsmouth based Type 42 destroyer HMS Liverpool - all the vessels are on multi-national exercises in the Atlantic Ocean
Brazil, America, Germany, Denmark and France also sent ships to moor alongside those from the Canadian fleet in Halifax harbour
Chinese navy conduct exercises to counter Somali pirates
Chinese naval task force, deployed in Gulf of Aden to fight Somali pirates, has staged a special anti-piracy exercise to improve rapid-reaction ability of its ship-based helicopters
China along with other countries including India has deployed its naval task force off the Somali coast to counter attacks raids on Chinese as well as international merchant vessels by pirates
China to conduct naval exercises to counter US-South Korean moves
In a move that could escalate tensions in the surcharged Korean peninsula, China said its military forces would kick-off live ammunition exercises in East China Sea from tomorrow in an apparent response to a joint naval manoeuvres between US and South Korea
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China will launch a six-day, live ammunition drill starting on Wednesday in the East China Sea, a move that analysts said is in response to a joint exercise between the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK) navies in the Yellow Sea," state run China Daily said today
The PLA decision was taken on June 24 and released to the
media ahead of the commencement of planned exercises by US and South Korea yesterday, the Daily said
But the South Korean navy has already announced that its
joint exercises with US have been postponed to July, it said
Originally posted by boondock-saint
Originally posted by grantbeed
reply to post by boondock-saint
You seem fairly certain there Boondock!
The Saudis gave it away
when they approved their airspace
for Israeli plane sorties.
You don't put on a condom unless .....
you get the drift !!!!