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Russia to send warships and aircraft carrier to Syria in 2012

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:40 PM
Russian Navy to carry out exercise in Mediterranean

A division of Russian Navy ships, headed by The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrier of the Northern Fleet, has come to an agreement with the Greek military about exercises in the Mediterranean Sea.

The exercises are to begin on the 6th of January, a spokesman for the Greek Central Headquarters reports.

2 days...

reply to post by princeofpeace

No they didn't. They sent a few destroyers. The aircraft carrier will arrive in the next few days.
edit on 3-1-2012 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:08 PM
After a lot of thought, its clear that there will be no peace. Clear that greed of war will triumph over humanity. So bring on the war and its money making trolls and then let some crumbs trickle my way. I am so tired of hearing about it. Bring it on and let those that wish dish out their portions of wrath. Let the missiles and bullets fly, the bombs drop. And if they land on our country, doom on us for we all had our choice at peace and collectively we rejected it by our lack of doing. Peace is an action word.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:24 PM

Report: 2 Russian warships to arrive in Syrian port of Tartus (Reuters)

The other ships are gonna arrive soon enough.

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 12:44 PM
Report: Russian naval force arrives at Syria port in 'show of solidarity'

A large Russian naval force arrived at the Syrian port city of Tartus, the French AFP news agency reported on Sunday, in what the regime of President Bashar Assad is calling a show of "friendship."

Last November, a Syrian news agency reported that Russian warships were planned to arrive at Syrian territorial waters, indicating that the move represented a clear message to the West that Moscow would resist any foreign intervention in the country's civil unrest.

That sure pisses off NATO.

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 06:39 PM

Originally posted by Vitchilo

No they didn't. They sent a few destroyers. The aircraft carrier will arrive in the next few days.
edit on 3-1-2012 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)

They didn't send any destroyers or any warships. The reports of the warships in November was pure hype and media speculation by the likes of Debka. The only Russian warship in the Mediterranean at the time was exercising with NATO assets off Italy. It returned to the Black Sea Fleet after the exercise. It was the same with the reports of the Russian aircraft carrier a month ago in the Mediterranean. Invented journalistic non-sense that took on a life of its own.

A Russian Admiral (Admiral Valentin Selivanov) was quick to point out that there were no warships currently deployed to Syria during November.

Admiral Valentin Selivanov revealed.

"In Tartus now there aren't any our ships. There is only our floating workshop and storage platform. A month ago also there came the Black Sea Fleet patrol ship "Smetlivy", but she has already returned to Sevastopol."

Frigate Smetlivy article on the Italian exercise and return to Black Sea.

edit on 14-1-2012 by tommyjo because: Additional info added

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 07:06 PM
And how long before China send their stuff ?
been a long time they didnt make a move

what are they planning with all this military budjet recent increase

Russia and China together with Iran
they will be unstopable

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 07:08 PM
Two of the Russian Task Force ships in the Mediterranean are assigned weather and oceanographic duties.

The following is the Morse Code data sent by RKO81 and RAL46. The weather is in international format and includes a latitude and longitude.

Frequency 8345 Khz - Russian Navy ship RKO81 transmitting to RMP (Headquarters Baltic Sea Fleet, Kaliningrad) in the 00 GMT hour 15 January.

RMP DE RKO81 QSA ? QTC K @0006
RKO81 333 19 15 0400 333 BT SML FOR RJD38 BT
15001 99382 10079 41598 62604 10140 40166 54000 70222 86/// 22273 10160 2//// 3//// 88000 15016 BT AR

Latitude and Longitude from the last three figures of the second and third groups 99382 10079

38.2N 07.9E

Map Link to 38.2N 07.9E


7 = North West
3 = 11-15 Knots

14th January 00 GMT


37.1N 11.7E

Map Link to 37.1N 11.7E

Heading South East at 11-15 Knots.

How to decode the full Morse Code message.

The Frigate Yaroslav Mudry is due to make a port call in Ceuta, Spain on 16th of January.


Frigate Ladny, which was part of the group that visited Syria, has left the Task Force and should be in home port in the Black Sea.

edit on 14-1-2012 by tommyjo because: Additional info added

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 07:27 PM

That sure pisses off NATO.

If they were conducting military exercises with Syria then that would be the case. They were simply making a port visit to replenish stocks. Prior to that the Russians were exercising with Greek forces (NATO). The Task Force ships have also made ports of call in France (NATO) and Spain (NATO) and replenished stocks. They are due in Spain (Ceuta) in the next few days. None of those NATO countries would be hosting and exercising with them if they were angry at a simple Syrian port visit. Russia needs the port and facilities at Tartus in order to support their commitment to international anti-terrorist/pirate ship deployments in the Gulf of Aden Horn of Africa. In order to keep it they have to play the game with the Assad regime and make a token visit. Without it they would have to find costly alternatives or have all their vessels transit into the Black Sea.

The Severomorsk transited through Syria after an anti-pirate patrol last year.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:12 AM
link Russia sending combat jets to Syira.

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 11:32 AM

Originally posted by Jobeycool Russia sending combat jets to Syira.

Russia supplying the Syrian Air Force with Yak-130s is hardly ground breaking.

Think of the Yak-130 in the same light as L-39 that the Syrians want to replace. A trainer that can be used as a light attack aircraft.

If they were supplying them with advanced Flankers or Fullbacks then that would be noteworthy.

posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:08 PM
The Russian Task Force has now completed the Mediterranean deployment and is heading home.

RAL46 is now transmitting weather in Morse Code every 3 hours since 15 GMT, 24 January.

24th January 21 GMT, 8345 Khz


38.1N 08.7E Heading West at 6-10 knots

Map Link for 38.1N 08.7E

24th January 18 GMT, 8345 Khz


37.4N 04.9E Heading North West at 11-15 Knots

Map Link for 37.4N 04.9E

Tanker Ivan Bubnov, RCJG, has passed through the Bosphorus and was in the Aegean at 12 GMT, 24 January.

RCJG 12 GMT, 12464 Khz

38.4N 24.9E

Map Link for 38.4N 24.9E

Russian naval group wraps up Med drill

A Russian naval group, led by the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier has completed an exercise in the central Mediterranean to practice anti-aircraft missile and artillery drill and antisubmarine warfare.

The task force consisting also of the Baltic Fleet corvette Yaroslav Mudry and the Black Sea patrol boat Ladnyput to sea on December 6, 2011.


posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 01:26 PM
Hilarious thread. Everyone in the beginning was ready to just kickstart ww3 right here and now with a couple dozen trainer jets, a carrier and a few escorts.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 01:31 PM

Originally posted by SLAYER69
Second and more importantly, when was the last time the Russian Navy fought a real Naval power or seen any significant Naval action?

When they got whooped by the Japanese in 1905

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