A flotilla of Russian warships will undertake a tour of the Mediterranean in January, taking in Limassol in Cyprus, Tartus in Syria and Sfax in Tunisia. The group will dock at Tartus, a Russian naval base, around January 6. The heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will be the only ship out of the group not to dock at any international ports, including the Syrian one, a source in Russia’s Defense Ministry told Itar-tass news agency.
Lmao. I just got done reading a about the russians fighting a nuclear sub fire as I type this. Lmao they can't even keep their home ships up and running.
Drop balls get behind your country or live like the cowards you are.
In February 1991 during the Gulf War the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63), escorted by HMS Gloucester (D96) (carrying Sea Dart) and USS Jarrett (FFG-33) (equipped with Phalanx CIWS), was engaged by an Iraqi Silkworm missile (also known as a Seersucker). The Silkworm missile was intercepted and destroyed by a Sea Dart fired from Gloucester. During the same engagement, the Jarrett's Phalanx 20 mm CIWS was placed in autoengagement mode and targeted chaff launched by the Missouri rather than the incoming missile. This engagement was the first validated, successful engagement of a missile by a missile during combat at sea, though the engagement was tail-end after the Silkworm had flown past the Gloucester.
Lieutenant General Van Riper resigned due to this
At this point, the exercise was suspended, Blue's ships were "re-floated", and the rules of engagement were changed
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Well it seems Russia is very serious about not letting NATO attack Syria OR ELSE.
Russia to send warships to Syria in 2012: report
Russia will send a flotilla of warships led by its only aircraft carrier to its naval base in Syria for a port call next year amid tensions with the West over the Syrian crisis, a report said Monday.
The ships, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, will dock at the little-utilised Russian base in the Syrian port of Tartus in spring 2012, the Izvestia daily said, quoting the Russian navy.
The Tartus base, a strategic asset for Moscow dating back to Soviet times, is rarely used by Russian vessels and currently no Russian ship is based there although civilian and military personnel are present.
NATO, are you understanding this? BACK OFF OR WORLD WAR 3. Or eh, maybe this will push NATO for an attack BEFORE Russia ever makes it to Tartus...edit on 28-11-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)