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  • 7 April 2017

    Russia has condemned the U.S. military action against the Syrian Army on Friday, saying the attack was irresponsible, damaging to the Russia-US relations, and violated international laws. To remind, at dawn on Friday, under the order of the U.S. President Donald Trump, two US Navy Ships USS Porter and USS Ross, positioned in the Eastern […]

  • 7 April 2017

    The United States has launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles on a military base in Syria, in what it says is a retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people, that had occurred a few days earlier. The attack has been ordered by the U.S. president, Donald Trump, on […]

  • 25 September 2013

    While the world has made strides toward stability, the situation in Syria illustrates the dangers of current trends to the Middle East and the rest of the globe, President of the United States Barack Obama told world leaders at the United Nations yesterday. Obama spoke to the General Assembly meeting in New York yesterday morning, […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond has begun the final phase of Operation Recsyr, the ‘REmoval of chemical weapons from SYRia’, and has spent much of her time providing protection to the merchant vessels tasked with transporting the chemical substances from Syria.   Her state-of-the-art Sea Viper missile system provides protection not only for […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Several days after the Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a document approving the expansion of the Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria, Russian commercial ships have been observed sailing to and from Syria over the weekend and on Monday. To remind, a Russian Ministry of Defense document published on Friday said Russia signed an agreement with […]

  • 29 August 2018

    Russia has reportedly amassed a large task group in Syrian waters as Syrian president Bashar al-Assad mulls an assault on rebel positions in the northern Idlib province. With over ten warships deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, this is Russia’s largest naval buildup since the country stated supporting the Syrian president in 2015. According to Russian media […]

  • 1 September 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    VFA-106 Commanding Officer Relieved of Duties   The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six (VFA-106) based at Naval Air Station Oceana was relieved of his duties Aug. 26 by Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic.  US to Attack Syria on Thursday?   The US could attack Syria with three days of missile strikes, beginning on […]

  • 7 April 2017

    As we earlier reported, the U.S. Navy ships, USS Porter and USS Ross were involved in today’s strike attack on Syria. A total of 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars. The following videos from the ships show the […]

  • 14 December 2017

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has submitted a draft bill to the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly which would see Russia develop a fully functional naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus. The port is already in use by Russian warships which have been making port calls there since 1977. Under the new […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond has completed her role escorting ships carrying Syria’s chemical weapons stock for disposal.   HMS Diamond joined the Danish, Norwegian and British task group in February to provide maritime force protection to merchant vessels transporting chemical agents from Syria. The Limassol-based task group recently escorted the container ship the MV […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The Reuters reports that Iranian naval ships returned from Syria through the Suez Canal yesterday. The two warships entered the Suez Canal early in the morning and were expected to leave the canal same day afternoon. They had docked at Port of Tartous, Syria, in show of support for Syrian President. [mappress] Naval Today Staff […]

  • 8 April 2012

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) frigate Smetlivy will continue deployment off Syria within a month, said an informed military diplomat. “At first, frigate Smetlivy will call at port Tartus to replenish water and food supplies; the crew will have a short rest there. After that, the ship will be deployed to east Mediterranean for a month, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Russian Navy will be establishing a permanent presence at its Syrian bases after a deal signed with Syria was ratified by the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly. According to Russian news outlet RIA, the bill – submitted earlier this month – was ratified on Tuesday. In addition to the naval bases, the agreement […]

  • 10 September 2013

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday said that two-and-half years of conflict in Syria have produced only “embarrassing paralysis” in the Security Council and that he was considering proposals to the 15-member body in the search for a political solution. In his first press conference since returning to New York from the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Mr. Ban […]

  • 29 August 2013

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone with German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere to discuss the ongoing violence in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Hagel is in Brunei, where he is attending a meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers. In a statement summarizing the call, Little said Hagel pledged […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 September 2013

    A framework agreement reached between the United States and Russia during talks in Geneva “represents an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syria’s chemical weapons under international control so that they may ultimately be destroyed,” U.S. President Barack Obama said on September 14th. “This framework provides the opportunity for the elimination of Syrian […]

  • 19 August 2014

    Yesterday morning, the US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Navy Captain Rich Dromerhauser aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray to congratulate the ship’s crew on finishing their unprecedented work of neutralizing, at sea, the most dangerous chemicals in Syria’s declared stockpile, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.   The secretary said that […]

  • 20 January 2017

    NATO said it is monitoring the Russian carrier strike group centered around the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov as it sails back home after spending several months off the coast of Syria. The aircraft carrier took part in Russian military operations in Syria. Admiral Kuznetsov has been monitored since it left Severomosk in October by ships assigned […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Russian Defense Ministry is perplexed by reports appeared in the press that Russian warships are allegedly deployed off Syria. There are no Russian warships on mission near Syria. Auxiliary vessel Iman (replenishment tanker) has been moored at Syrian port Tartus for 10 days performing logistic support tasks. The ship replenishes supplies of Black Sea Fleet […]

  • 6 September 2013

    With the world focused on the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi reiterated to leaders attending the St. Petersburg for the Group of 20 (G20) summit the need to “push even harder” for a political solution to end the bloodshed in the war-torn Middle Eastern […]

  • 4 September 2013

    The US Navy destroyer USS Mahan is heading home from the Mediterranean Sea, according to the News Channel 3. USS Mahan, which had been deployed for 8 months and positioned near Syria, changed course yesterday. The destroyer is said to be set to return to Hampton Roads this week. Other warships named Barry, Ramage, Gravely, […]

  • 27 December 2013

    Removing chemical weapons from Syria is really a challenging task, which requires proper planning and preparations. Due to this fact, Russian, US, Syrian and UN representatives will meet today in Moscow to find the best way for safe removal of the weapons from Syria, according to BBC. Syria has been struck by numerous military operations […]

  • 4 August 2011

    Despite the situation in Syria, authorities of this country have not raised the issue of Russian Navy’s maintenance base in Tartus, reports RBK on Aug 2 referring to Sergei Vershinin, director of Middle East and North Africa Department (Russian Foreign Ministry). Russian Navy maintenance base in Tartus should not be regarded as the reason for […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Russia’s Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu two days ago during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium. The leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, to include updates from the August 2+2 meeting, the rationale for pursuing missile defense cooperation, the situation […]

  • 3 January 2014

    A transportable chemical weapons disposal system, designed by the U.S. Defense Department, has been installed on the Maritime Administration’s cargo ship MV Cape Ray, which will soon set sail for the Mediterranean Sea to destroy Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons, Stars and Stripes informed. According to Captain of the MV Cape Ray, Rick Jordan, who […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Training & Education

    After an extremely busy seven month deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean and Gulf region, Naval ship HMS Montrose has set sail to come home after handing over duties to HMS Diamond in the mission to remove chemicals from Syria.   Since arriving in the eastern Mediterranean in January, HMS Montrose has been working alongside warships […]

  • 8 September 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russian Warships Need to Be Built under Unified Terms to Avoid Delays   Construction of warships must be carried out under unified contracts including the cost of their weapons systems to ensure their prompt delivery on budget to the Russian Navy, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.  Greater Presence of Russian Warships in the Med […]