Contents tagged with exercises

  • US missile destroyer entered the Black Sea

    As officially reported by the staff of the United States 6th Fleet, the US guided missile destroyer USS Ross has entered the Black Sea to join the international naval exercises known as “Sea Breeze – 2016,” Ukrinform reports.

    “Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) transited the Bosphorus Strait July 22, en route to the Black Sea to take part in Sea Breeze 2016,” an official statement said.

    The USS Ross will be participating in the 15th iteration of Sea Breeze, an …

  • Sea Breeze 2016: Romanian Navy corvette arrived in the port of Odessa

    The Romanian Navy’s corvette, Contra-Amiral Eustaţiu Sebastian (F-264), arrived in the port of Odessa on the 18th of July. The ship will be taking part in the international Sea Breeze 2016 exercises, which will be held during the last ten days of July in the northwestern part of the Black Sea and in the south of Odessa and Mykolaiv. This was reported by the press service of the administration of the Odessa seaport.

    The 93-meter ship, with its crew of 77 people, joined the Romanian Navy in …

  • Ukrainian-US Sea Breeze 2016 naval exercises begin in the Black Sea

    The Sea Breeze 2016 naval exercises have begun in Ukraine, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The US-led exercises involve sailors and ships from Ukraine, the US, Turkey and Romania, and several other countries.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Navy command, this year, the size of the maneuvers has been significantly expanded.

    Acting First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Roman Gladky stated that this year’s exercises will include an aviation component as well as a multinational …

  • US and Ukraine to conduct joint naval drills

    According to information released on the Defense Ministry’s website, Ukraine and USA will conduct joint naval drills called Sea Breeze 2016 beginning in Ukraine on July 18.

    “The topic of current naval drills is the conduct of multinational operations on security in the crisis region,” the Ministry of Defense noted. Maneuvers will take place in the Odessa and Mykolaiv regions as well as in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

    It was also mentioned in the Defense Ministry’s report that the …

  • Russia begins strategic missile forces exercise

    Russian missile forces will take part in large exercises to train in counter-sabotage and missile launching from mobile complexes.

    Citing a statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defense press service, Russian media has reported that Strategic Missile Forces have started large military exercises in Russia involving about 400 military vehicles such as autonomous missile launchers Topol, Topol-M and Yars.

    Exercises are being conducted throughout the Russian territory, from Tver to the Altai …

  • Russian spy ship spotted off the coast of Hawaii during US-led naval exercises

    Russia has sent a spy ship to the shores of Hawaii to monitor the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 naval exercises, according to Pacific Fleet Spokesman Lieutenant Clint Ramsden.

    The spokesman explained that the Russian Balzam-class auxiliary general intelligence ship “recently” arrived in international waters off the coast of Hawaii.

    “Obviously, we are aware that it is there, and we’ve taken all precautions necessary to protect our critical information. Its presence has not affected …

  • Ukrainian-American Rapid Trident 2016 exercises begin in the Lviv region

    The Ukrainian-American Rapid Trident 2016 military exercises have begun at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy in the Lviv region.

    More than 1,800 soldiers from 14 countries are participating in the exercise, which will last until July 8th.

    According to the US Army in Europe's website, "Rapid Trident is a regional command post exercise and field training exercise focused on peacekeeping and stability operations to ensure a …

  • 1,800 soldiers from 14 countries will take part in Ukrainian-American military exercises

    The Rapid Trident-2016 exercises will be conducted in Ukraine. More than 1,800 soldiers from 14 countries will participate.

    The press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has reported that the Ukrainian-American exercises will be held from the 27th of June to the 8th of July. It will be held at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy, on the Yavoriv training ground.

    Management of the Lviv garrison, as well as the …

  • Second stage of NATO exercises begin in Lithuania

    The second part of NATO’s Gelezinis Vilkas 2016 military exercise have begun at the Gaižiūnai site in Lithuania. Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the US and France will participate in these large-scale exercises. RBC-Ukraine states that this was reported by the press service of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.

    “An international unit of the battalion level, which was established based on the Danish Armed Forces, will be tested during these exercises, which will then take on an …

  • NATO's Saber Strike exercises begin in Estonia

    The Saber Strike 2016 international military exercises have begun in Estonia. Approximately 10,000 soldiers will participate, of which 1,500 are from the US. The remaining soldiers come from Estonia, Denmark, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Luxembourg, Norway, France, Slovenia, Finland and Germany. The exercises are being held under the leadership of the US Army in Europe.

    The Saber Strike 2016 consists of several stages. The tactical stages will occur at the central polygon of the …