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.
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.
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.