Interesting and very comprehensive overview of the military March “Admiral Kuznetsov” to the shores of Syria.
As it became known, the Commission investigating the fall of the su-33 from the deck of the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” in the Mediterranean, decided on the main version of the incident. According to preliminary data, breakage of a cable of the arresting gear occurred due to pilot error: the experts are inclined to believe that the pilot exceeded maximum allowable deviation of the axis of the landing, thus creating excessive stress on the cable. According to “Kommersant”, the incident resulted in lost machine with the hull number 67 red.
After the official announcement about the first combat use of carrier-based aircraft from the heavy aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” to the terrorists in Syria, came out quite a lot of videos. Today we take a look at the wing of CAG.
Officially confirmed, the operation began.
The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” began to take part in the fighting in Syria. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
Furthermore, Shoigu said that the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” has made the launching of rockets against targets in Syria.
“While conducting a training flight due to technical malfunction while landing a few kilometers before the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” there was an accident with the deck fighter MiG-29K”, – reported in the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation. “The pilot ejected and the forces of the rescue services was brought on Board the “Admiral Kuznetsov”, – said the Russian defense Ministry, adding that the pilot is ready to execute tasks.
The defense Ministry also said that Russian naval aircraft carrier group in the Mediterranean sea is on track, despite the incident with the MiG-29K. “Flight deck aircraft continues in accordance with the objectives,” – said in the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.
Ka-52K attack helicopters deployed on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier will test-fire the latest Hermes extreme-range anti-tank guided missiles for the first time in Syria in the battle with Islamic State, the daily newspaper Izvestiya reported.
According to Izvestiya, owing to the new weapon, the Ka-52K will be able to destroy enemy tanks, fortifications and manpower at a distance of 20 miles. The range of similar Russian and foreign systems (Ataka, Vikhr, Hellfire, and others) is less than 6 miles.
“The crews of two anti-submarine ships, The Severomorsk and The Vice-Admiral Kulakov, easily identified the submarine that was 20 kilometers away using the standard onboard hydroacoustics systems and data obtained from anti-submarine helicopters Ka-27 PL. Despite the submarine’s attempts to evade surveillance a stable hydroacoustic contact was established with it. The ships kept track of the submarine for more than an hour and forced it to leave the area of the aircraft carrier-led group,” Konashenkov said.