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Russian Navy conducted a large-scale live-fire exercises in the Mediterranean
MOSCOW, January 24 - RIA Novosti. Russian warships mezhflotskoy groups conducted in the Mediterranean live-fire exercises, told reporters on Tuesday Head of Press Service of the Northern Fleet (SF) Russian
captain Vadim Serga the first rank.
Hike the Russian group began on 6 December 2011. It consists of a heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser SF "Admiral Kuznetsov", a large anti-ship SF "Admiral Chabanenko", and the Baltic Fleet frigate "Yaroslav the Wise."
During the campaign of ships and vessels were more than 8300 miles.
"Ships of the group spent teaching in the central Mediterranean. Russian sailors trained in repelling an attack air targets with conventional performance practice firing anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems, warships of the
three "- said the spokesman.
According to him, continued to train pilots and deck with the "Admiral Kuznetsov". In the last day they met ten flights on the heavy Su-33, were worked out in which the elements of air combat training and interception.
Helicopter carrier ship of two days made 24 missions of antisubmarine helicopters Ka-27 from the decks of warships CAG.
From Google translation of Russian link.
Russian naval group wraps up Med drill
A Russian naval group, led by the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier has completed an exercise in the central Mediterranean to practice anti-aircraft missile and artillery drill and antisubmarine warfare.
The task force consisting also of the Baltic Fleet corvette Yaroslav Mudry and the Black Sea patrol boat Ladnyput to sea on December 6, 2011.
The Frigate Yaroslav Mudry and the Tanker Sergei Osipov have been in port at Ceuta, Spain. It certainly narrowed down the identities of the ships that have been sending the Morse weather reports.
From Google Translation
Ceuta, Jan 27 (EFE) .- Two other ships of the Russian Navy, the supply ship "Sergey Osipov" and submarine hunting "Yaroslav Mudry, has chosen the port of Ceuta for a stopover in the city until Sunday . As reported by the Port Authority, has now come to the port "Sergey Osipov" to perform work of supplying fuel and water,
This ship has a staff of about 90 crew, who were already in December and will again in a few days while completing Ceuta provisioning tasks.
Tomorrow is expected the arrival of submarine hunting "Yaroslav Mudry" which has a staff of 250 crew and supplies will also carry out operations.
In the middle of last month's visit there was support and supply ship "Lena" to stock of 2,225 tons of diesel and 450 tons of drinking water and about 1,600 kilos of food.
During 2011, arrived at Port of Ceuta 11 other Russian navy ships. EFE
Krueger it would seem likely that where the Chiker goes, the carrier and its aircraft can't be far away. He's noting the progress of a potentially hostile naval aviation force. Are you not interested in where the Russians may be trying to show their naval aviation strength?