Contents tagged with US Navy

  • US Navy Officer: delivery of Javelin missile systems to Ukraine is only a symbolic step

    In a broadcast of the program Edge of War, US Navy Captain (Ret.) Gary Tabach expressed the view that the US allocation of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine is more a symbol than a necessity.

    "I believe that this is more of a symbol that shows that the US and President Donald Trump are very serious about this and are ready to give weapons that can strike Russian tanks. This is a small amount of Javelin [weapons] and shells for them, but Ukraine does not need them; Ukraine cannot be …

  • US to equip the entire Navy with lasers weapons

    Laser weapons Helios will replace the MK-15  Phalanx antiaircraft artillery systems in the US Navy.

    According to the Daily Star, super-powerful weapons will be installed on all US Navy warships and will be able to protect them from a variety of threats, including drones.

    "We are talking about lasers, which now have the power and beam structure necessary to protect against unmanned aerial vehicles, small ships, as well as some short-range weapons," the sources of the newspaper noted.

    In …

  • Media: Russian ships monitoring US fleet off Syrian coast

    TASS and RIA Novosti report that Russian warships and submarines are monitoring the movements of US and NATO ships in the eastern Mediterranean. The publications cite military and diplomatic sources.

    According to the publications’ sources, Russian forces "are continuously monitoring, from a close distance, US Navy and their NATO ally warships and submarines in the Eastern Mediterranean." The ships have not left the logistics center in Tartus due to the expectations of a strike in Syria, the …

  • American destroyer with Tomahawk missiles entered the Mediterranean Sea

    According to the command of the 6th Fleet of the United States, Destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill joined the Mediterranean group of ships of the US Navy. The ship carries several dozen cruise missiles. "The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 10, 2018, to conduct a routine deployment in support of U.S. maritime security interests, increased regional stability and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6 …

  • US sends Navy strike group with aircraft carrier to Mediterranean Sea

    Headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, a U.S. Navy strike group will depart from Norfolk, Virginia on April 11 and head to the Mediterranean for deployment in the Middle East and off the coast of Europe. This is the first combat mission of the aircraft carrier after undergoing ten months of repairs, reports the military newspaper Stars and Stripes.

    In addition to the aircraft carrier, the strike group includes the USS Normandy guided-missile cruiser, and the destroyers USS Arleigh …

  • US begins submarine exercises in Arctic

    The US Navy has begun a five-week submarine exercise off the north coast of Alaska. The “Ice Exercises 2018” or ICEX18 will involve breaking through Arctic ice and the collection of scientific data.

    “We are constantly testing new tactics, techniques and procedures under the ice, and this exercise will enable us to do this on a larger scale, alongside our British and academic partners,” said Rear Admiral James Pitts, commander of the Undersea Warfare Development Center.The Navy will establish a …

  • Large US landing ship with 500 marines enters the Black Sea

    On Wednesday, March 7, the USS Oak Hill LSD 51 landing ship entered Black Sea waters. A photograph of the vessel’s passage through the Bosphorus Strait was published by the Istanbul information portals, Interfax reports.

    “A large American landing ship, with divisions of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit with roughly 500 marines on board, is currently moving north towards the coast of Romania,” the report states.

    The command of the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet said that the ship is going to take …

  • Two US Navy missile destroyers entered the Black Sea

    Two United States Navy missile destroyers, the USS Carney and the USS Ross entered the Black Sea on Saturday, February 17. The press-service of the Navy’s 6th Fleet recalled that the last time the two warships were in the Black Sea at the same time was July 2017, during the joint US-Ukrainian exercises called “Sea Breeze.”

    The decision to send two ships into the Black Sea was made in advance to carry out Maritime security operations.

    The USS Carney is equipped with an Aegis missile defense …

  • Russia calls joint US-Ukraine naval exercise ‘a provocation’

    The joint exercises of the Ukrainian Navy and the United States Navy in the Black Sea is a provocation against Russia, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich told RIA Novosti news agency.

    "This is a kind of political demonstration of US hegemonic aspirations: ‘we are everywhere, and everything concerns us,’" the senator said. At the same time, according, the American destroyer poses no threat to Russia.

    "It [the destroyer USS Carney] …

  • Ukrainian military aircraft and American destroyer USS Carney conduct joint exercise in the Black Sea

    Navy Aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine held PASSEX type joint training exercises with the U.S. Navy's USS Carney (DDG 64) destroyer in the Black Sea, the press center of Ukraine's Naval Command reports on its Facebook page.

    It is noted that these exercises were aimed at practicing interaction in accordance with NATO standards and increasing the level of interoperability.

    During the exercises, two Kamov’s Ka-27 helicopters of the Ukrainian Navy performed more than 10 landings on the deck …