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  • 15 November 2016

    Airstrikes have hit rebel positions in Syria for the first time in weeks after Russia announced the start of its offensive on Tuesday. According to Russian media reports, the country’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that airstrikes hit Homs and Idlib provinces of Syria. The minister further said that aircraft from the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Russian Navy’s second Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov is ready to start builder’s trials in December this year,  Saint Petersburg-based shipbuilder Severnaya Verf has announced. Shipyard workers and the Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate’s crew are completing final preparations for the ship’s first venture out to sea. The builder’s trials will take place over a three-week […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Industry news, Vessels

    Russian shipbuilder Yantar has launched the fifth and sixth Improved Krivak-class (Project 11356) frigates Admiral Istomin and Admiral Kornilov earlier this month. The launch of the frigates was confirmed to Russian news agency Interfax by Sergey Mikhaylov, a Yantar Shipyard representative. Admiral Istomin and Admiral Kornilov are the final two vessels in a batch of six Project […]

  • 23 June 2017

    Two Russian Navy Project 11356 frigates and a Kilo-class submarine have fired six Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State positions in Syria, Russian media reported the ministry of defense as saying. The ministry said the strikes hit IS command and control centers in Hama, Syria, adding that it was followed by airstrikes. The Kalibr missiles were fired […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Russian naval shipyard Yantar informed that mooring tests of the third Project 11356 frigate ‘Admiral Makarov’ began March 31 in the Baltic Sea. The company said that a team of 130 workers were involved in the ship’s preparations for sea trials which are expected to start in June this year. Admiral Makarov is scheduled to be […]

  • 27 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Russian Navy’s Black Sea frigate Admiral Essen (751) arrived in Sevastopol on December 26 after completing missions in the Mediterranean, the country’s defense ministry said.  The crew of the frigate performed tasks as part of the country’s permanent formation in the Mediterranean Sea from August 2018. This year, the ship spent about 300 days […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s second frigate of the Project 11356, ‘Admiral Essen’, carried out a base transition and arrived in Kronstadt, Russia. Since the Admiral Grigorovich-class ship is currently performing state tests, the transition was attended by representatives of the factory acceptance team together with state officials. The ship’s crew performed maneuverability and speed tests to check the operation of all […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson, met today with Vice Commander-in Chief, People’s Liberation Army (Navy) Vice Adm. Zhang Yongyi at the Pentagon. Ferguson and Zhang discussed U.S.-China military to military relations, counter piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden, the upcoming Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC 2014), and future opportunities to […]

  • 13 December 2019

    One person died and a dozen people have been injured after Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov caught fire while undergoing repairs in Murmansk. The fire broke out in the first power unit of the eight deck in the morning hours of December 12, according to Russian news agency Tass. More than 400 workers were […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Russian Navy is set to commission its newest frigate ‘Admiral Grigorovich’ at a ceremony at the Baltic Shipyard Yantar in Kaliningrad on March 11. The ceremony of raising the St. Andrew’s flag is preceded by successful builder’s and state trials. Admiral Grigorovich, the lead ship in the class, started builder’s trials in October 2015 with state trials following later in the […]

  • 6 January 2017

    Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its carrier strike group are among the first units to withdraw from Syria as Russia reduces the number of forces deployed. Russia’s chief of general staff of the armed forces, General Valery Gerasimov made the announcement stating that the order came from Russian supreme commander president Vladimir Putin. The announcement […]

  • 13 January 2012

    Rear Admiral Christian Canova (French Navy) hands over the responsibility of Deputy Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia, Operation ATALANTA to Rear Admiral Rainer Endres (German Navy) on 12 January 2012 at the Operational Headquarters (OHQ) in Northwood, near London. Joining EU NAVFOR – ATALANTA in July 2011, Rear Admiral Canova added […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

      Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was damaged on Tuesday morning as the 330-meter floating dry dock holding the carrier sank during a float-out operation in Murmansk. A crane fell onto the aircraft carrier after the dry dock started sinking, leaving a four by five meter hole above the ship’s waterline, Russian Sputnik News […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Northern Fleet, project 22350, frigate Admiral Gorshkov has completed missile fire tests from the ship’s multi-purpose missile system in the White Sea. Within the final phase of the state tests of ship hardware, the ship fired cruise missiles of various types were at naval target positions. The ship’s crew also completed a missile deployment […]

  • 25 January 2017

    NATO ships and aircraft are escorting the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its carrier strike group transiting the English Channel en route home from Syria. Vessels from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Great Britain have all at one point formed part of a fleet of ships closely following the Admiral Kuznetsov. Royal Navy’s Portsmouth-based […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Russian Navy’s aircraft carrier group centered around the carrier-cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov has reached the coasts of Syria where they have started carrier-based flight drills. In a Russian Ministry of Defense video shared by Russian TVZvezda, the ships are seen sailing in formation while aircraft aboard the Admiral Kuznetsov carry out take offs and landings. […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Friday 4 July 2014 Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, who is the Force Commander of the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia, met with his counterpart, Rear Admiral Cho Young-joo from the Combined Task Force 151.   During the meeting, which took place on board the Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Northern Fleet large anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship Vice Admiral Kulakov, finished passing the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea into the Red Sea on November 20. Prior to entering the Red Sea offshore ocean zone, the crew of the Udaloy-class destroyer conducted training on damage control in movement. The ship also performed a suspicious […]

  • 5 May 2017

    The Russian newest Black Sea frigate Admiral Essen joined the navy’s permanent task force in the Mediterranean Sea after transiting the Strait of Gibraltar. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Admiral Essen is joining sister ship Admiral Grigorovich to carry out their Mediterranean Sea tasks. The two frigates are likely to support Russian operations […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Russian Navy will commission the second Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate Admiral Essen on May 27, Yantar Shipyard announced May 23. Admiral Essen will be transferred to the Russian Navy a day before the flag-raising ceremony, Yantar added. The Kaliningrad-based shipyard is responsible for the construction of six Project 11356 frigates for the Russian Navy. Of the six vessels, […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Russian Navy  commissioned the lead ship of the Project 22350 frigates – the Admiral Gorshkov – in a ceremony in St. Petersburg on July 28. Attended by the Russian deputy chief of navy and other government and shipyard officials, the ceremony was held ahead of the Russian Navy Day celebrations on July 29. Admiral […]

  • 25 November 2016

    The crew of the Russian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov rendered assistance to an Ukrainian fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea on November 24. According to the Russian ministry of defense, the Northern Fleet warship towed the distressed Ukrainian fishing boat to an anchorage in the area of the Greek Gavdos Island. Vice Admiral […]

  • 19 October 2016

    Russian cruiser-carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and other ships from its strike group were escorted off the Norwegian coast as they were sailing towards the Mediterranean. NATO said it deployed ships that were under its command to monitor the presence of Russian warships, noting it was routine procedure in such cases. Admiral Kuznetsov is sailing towards the coasts of Syria from where […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The delivery of the Russian, Project 22350, frigate Admiral Gorshkov and the minesweeper Alexander Obukhov is postponed because the new weapons systems necessitate further testing, Russian media say. Admiral Gorshkov, the flagship of the frigate project, will be commissioned at the end of the next year, RIA Novosti reported a Russian Navy source saying. The […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The lead ship of the Russian Navy’s 4,550-ton Project 22350 frigates, Admiral Gorshkov, has started the final set of state trials, Russian Severnaya Verf, part of United Shipbuilding Corporation, announced on Monday. The frigate headed for the Northern Fleet’s practice region where the crew, together with navy and shipyard officials, will test the anti-aircraft and torpedo weapon systems. […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Russian Navy’s second Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate (Project 22350), ‘Admiral Kasatonov’, has started tests of diesel generators ahead of her builder’s trials that are reportedly set to start later this year. According to shipbuilder Severnaya Verf, Admiral Kasatonov should complete the engine room tests by the end of June, with the crew expected to move aboard from November 2017. […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In a gesture of friendship and goodwill, Rear Adm. James F. Caldwell, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, returned a Japanese good luck flag belonging to a World War II Imperial Japanese soldier, July 26. Caldwell returned the flag to Consul General of Japan, Toyoei Shigeeda, at the Consulate-General of Japan at Honolulu. The flag […]

  • 5 January 2017

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has recently shared a new video of the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s lone aircraft carrier, operating in the Mediterranean Sea. The video, shared on YouTube, has no description but it is evident that it reflects on the carrier’s air wing operations off the coast of Syria in the Mediterranean Sea. To […]

  • 15 November 2016

    A Russian MiG-29 fighter jet operating from the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has reportedly crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during an attempt to land, on November 13. News agencies reported the Russian defense ministry saying the pilot was safely recovered by a rescue helicopter after ejecting from the aircraft. According to a report by American Fox […]