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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MiG-29 down in the Mediterranean sea | Colonel Cassad

“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.

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In the mode of combat duty | Colonel Cassad

On Sunday was reported by TASS military-diplomatic source. According to him, “currently technical staff of the base install on the aircraft cruise missiles and is preparing a missile for combat use”.

“Aviation strike group air base ready to perform tasks with combat launches of cruise missiles”, the source said. The long range aircraft of Russian air force repeatedly used for pinpoint strikes on critical facilities (command posts, ammunition depots, and accumulation of military equipment, factories for making weapons and ammunition) of militants of the banned terrorist group “Islamic state” in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Earlier it became known that the aircraft carrier group of the Navy of Russia led by the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” and the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky” was preparing to attack the positions of terrorists in the far outskirts of Aleppo.

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The Ka-52K goes to WAR in Syria | VIDEO | PHOTOS

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.

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Dutch sub tried to approach Russian aircraft carrier in Mediterranean | TASS

“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.

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The strikes near Aleppo will start in the coming days | Colonel Cassad

The aircraft carrier group of the Northern fleet of the Russian Navy in the composition of the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky”, large anti-submarine ships “Severomorsk” and “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” has completed the transition to the Mediterranean and arrived to the shores of Syria, and is ready to strike at militant positions in Aleppo in the coming days, confirmed “Газете.Ru” a source in the Russian defense Ministry.

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Russian nuclear submarines armed with cruise missiles set off to Syria

Three Russian submarines armed with cruise missiles joined a group of Russian warships led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. The submarines are heading to Syria, The Sunday Times wrote with references to naval sources.

According to the publication, the UK Royal Navy detected two “Akula” (“Shark”) class nuclear submarines and a “Kilo” class diesel-electric submarine as the subs were entering the North Atlantic from the direction of Russian naval bases in the Murmansk region.

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Admiral Kuznetsov went to sea | Colonel Cassad

As previously reported, in mid-October, “Admiral Kuznetsov” will go to sea campaign, which runs until 2017. The Minister of defence RF Sergei Shoigu said that the aircraft carrier will become part of the permanent operative connection of the Russian ships in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. This week it became known that the possibility of participation of “Admiral Kuznetsov” in the beginning of 2017 in joint exercises with the Egyptian helicopter carrier “Mistral”.

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Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Is in Final Preparation for Combat Task in Syria (Photos) — Southfront

Active loading works are being carried out on the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier, moored at the 35th ship-repairing yard in Murmansk, before going on combat duty in the Mediterranean Sea.

As the Interfax news agency reported earlier, citing a source familiar with the situation, the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft cruiser of the Russian Northern Fleet is expected to depart to the coasts of Syria in mid-October.

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