Russian Marines | BMPD

The Russian Navy’s Marine Corps is a mobile, well-trained, well-equipped, and highly motivated force, capable of waging warfare in a variety of climates and environments. Marine units are regarded as some of the most elite in the Russian armed forces. In terms of their training and morale, they are on par with the Paratroopers (Airborne Assault Troops) and Spetsnaz forces. Nevertheless, the Marine Corps is clearly facing some major challenges in terms of further improving their deployment tactics, resuming expeditionary missions, and refreshing their technology.

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“Admiral Kuznetsov” at Tartus | Colonel Cassad

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.

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It Started | Colonel Cassad

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.

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