Top News of the Week of Feb 25 – Mar 2, 2013

Top News of the Week of Feb 25 – Mar 2, 2013

Russia Plans to Rearm BSF

Russia has announced plans to rearm its Black Sea Fleet and has asked Ukraine to settle the issues regarding the planned deliveries of new weapons to the naval force, Ukraine’s defense minister said on Saturday.

Italy: NATO Allies Participate in Proud Manta 2013

Exercise Proud Manta 2013 (POMA 13), NATO’s largest anti-submarine warfare exercise, began in the Ionian Sea, Feb. 23.

Russian Navy Command Plans to Deploy Warships in Mediterranean Sea

Russian Navy Command plans to deploy warships and auxiliary vessels group in the Mediterranean Sea since 2015 on a going basis, the source of Central Navy Portal in the General Stuff reported.

UK: Royal Navy’s Fishery Protection Vessels Demonstrate High Speed Skills

Two of the Royal Navy’s fishery protection vessels practised fast, complicated manoeuvres and live firing skills as part of an annual exercise in the Solent. HMS Mersey and HMS Severn paused their operational duties for several days to take on the rare opportunity of working together for a programme of training, holding conferences and hosting visitors.

USA: Sailors from MDSU Die While Conducting Dive Operations (UPDATE)

Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher, 28, of Caldwell, Ohio, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, of Gladstone, Mo., died while conducting dive operations at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Md., Feb. 26.

Russia: Navy to Get Three Nuclear Submarines

Russian Navy will get three nuclear submarines in 2013: two nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines of the project 955 Borei-class and one nuclear multipurpose attack submarine of the project 885 Yasen-class, a high-ranking representative of defence industry complex said.