Contents tagged with Military Exercises

  • US sends fifth generation fighter to Romania for Black Sea exercises

    The US Air Force has sent F-22 Raptors from the UK to Romania to participate in exercises in the Black Sea region, Reuters reported.

    Two of the 5th generation stealth fighters and one KC-135 tanker were sent to the Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase in Romania in order to participate in exercises to support the eastern NATO member states.

    Earlier, the US European Command (EUCOM) reported that the US Air Force had transferred the F-22s to the UK for exercises.

    The US first deployed the multi-purpose …

  • Russia begins military exercises in Crimea

    In particular, exercises aimed at detecting submarines are being performed

    The Russian Federation has began military training in annexed Crimea which includes aircraft exercises and airborne troops landing. This was stated by the acting head of the Department of Information Support of the Black Sea Fleet, Captain 2 Rank Nikolai Voskresensky, RIA Novosti reported.

    "Today, Ka-27 and Mi-8 helicopters from the separate mixed aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet, in areas of amphibious polygon …

  • Ukrainian Armed Force begin military exercises according to NATO standards

    The press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) reported on Facebook that the strategic command and staff exercise, ‘Spring Thunder 2016’ has started in Ukraine.

    "An important feature of the exercise is that all activities are carried out in a framework of the new organizational structure, which meets the standards of the NATO member countries that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are striving to implement in the course of the reforms," the report says.

    It is noted that …

  • NATO troops participate in winter mountain training exercise in Georgia

    Basic winter mountain training as part of the NATO program, Partnership for Peace, is currently being conducted in Bajuriani, Goergia. This was stated on the website of the Georgian Ministry of Defense.

    According to Sputnik-Georgia, Military personnel from Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan are are participating in the exercises.

    These exercises are conducted by the trainers of the Sachkhere Mountain Training School.  At the end of the training, soldiers will …

  • Ukrainian and Turkish navies hold joint exercise in the Sea of Marmara

    A joint military exercises of the Naval Forces of Ukraine and Turkey have been completed in the Sea of Marmara as reported by the Naval Forces of Ukraine on their Facebook page.

    "A detachment of ships of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine consisting of the frigate Hetman Sahaidachny and the degaussing ship Balta have completed joint exercises with a frigate of the Navy of the Republic of Turkey in the Sea of Marmara on the 7th of March," the message stated.

    It is noted that …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence suggests Putin may attend Russian military exercise in Crimea

    According to a representative of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit the Crimea to attend the Caucasus 2016 military exercise, as reported by Glavnoe.

    The SBU’s representative said that Putin may even participate in certain activities during the military drills.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu is also expected to travel to the occupied Peninsula for Caucasus 2016.

    As stated by Shoygu last month, “allow me to focus on preparations for the …

  • Russia transfers more military aircraft to Crimea

    According to official sources, large-scale military exercises were scheduled to be carried out on in Crimea, and Russia continues to transfer military equipment to the occupied Peninsula.

    During the last week a dozen military aircraft (IL-76) of the Russian Armed Forces were transferred to the peninsula, as stated by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).  14 helicopters and one battalion tactical group of the Russian Army were transferred as well.

    According to the Ukrainian officials, on the …

  • Russian paratroopers to hold large-scale exercise near Latvian and Estonian borders

    Russian airborne troops will hold a large-scale exercise in the Pskov region near the Estonian and Latvian borders, as reported by Radio Svoboda. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the exercises will be held from the 15th to the 20th of February, and will involve 2,500 paratroopers and 300 pieces of military hardware.

    The announcement comes after last week’s surprise inspection of Russia’s Southern Military District and subsequent training exercises in southern Russia and the Crimea, …

  • Russian military holds exercises in Crimea

    A new contingent of Russian troops arrived in Crimea earlier this week to participate in military exercises, as stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. The move comes after a surprise inspection of Russia’s Southern Military District on February 8th.

    The exercise includes the units of the Southern Military District as well as airborne troops, transport aircraft, and air defense systems. A total of 8,500 servicemen, 900 pieces of military hardware, 50 ships, and 200 aircraft are …

  • The Military Exercises “Brave Band” Started in Poland

    Soldiers from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland are involved in military exercises currently taking place in Lublin, Poland.

    These “Brave Band” military exercises involves the participation of the national team of military servicemen from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland.  This is according to the Press Service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

    “The combat training will last two weeks.  During this period, approximately 100 officers from Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland will acquire military skills …