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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Jan 5, 2013
Russian warships to regularly be on mission off Somalia
Russia will deploy its warships in the Gulf of Aden and near the Horn of Africa on a regular basis to prevent pirate attacks on merchant ships, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Saturday.
He added that in the past four years, Russian Navy ships have prevented more than 10 pirate attacks and protected lives of over 350 Russian citizens.
Voice of Russia, Interfax
http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_01_05/Russian-war...

Russia's Caspian Flotilla to Get New Assault Ships
The Russian Caspian Flotilla will get new missile ships and assault ships this year, a military spokesman said Saturday.

The flotilla's naval infantry will get two small-sized missile ships by summer and three amphibious assault ships by spring, said the spokesperson with the south military district.

The Caspian Flotilla will also get two service ships later this year, the spokesman said in a statement.

Currently, Russia's navy is composed of the Pacific Fleet, Northern Fleet, Baltic Fleet, Black Sea Fleet and Caspian Flotilla. Stationed in the Caspian Sea, the Caspian Flotilla is the oldest Russian military flotilla.

The navy will receive more than 50 new warships by 2016, including 18 surface warships, 30 special-purpose and counter-subversion vessels, and six multi-purpose strategic submarines, according to a statement made earlier this week by the Defense Ministry.
http://english.cri.cn/6966/2013/01/05/2724s74...

The Launch Of Russia's New 'Silent' Sub Is Just One Step In Rebuilding Its Mighty Military

Russia recently launched its near silent nuclear submarine following several years of development.

The Borey Class submarine, dubbed Vladimir Monomakh, has a next generation nuclear reactor, can dive deeper than 1,200 feet, and carries up to 20 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

Each of these "Bulava" ICBM's can carry ten detachable MIRV warheads, what they call "re-entry vehicles," capable of delivering 150 kiloton yields per warhead (luckily, tests of the warheads only yielded 11 "successes" out of almost 20 attempts). Which doesn't mean they aren't a concern, MIRV's are what shook the Cold War to its foundation when they first appeared in the 1970s.

And the Kremlin's not dissuaded or slowing down with plans to build eight additional Borey's over the next year, at a very reasonable cost of about $700 million each.

The sub is just one portion of a larger effort at re-arming the Russian navy — the Defence Ministry allocated another $659 billion — for another 50 new warships as well.

Russia's currently engaged in its largest Naval exercise "in decades," involving four of its fleets — maneuvering within the Black Sea, Baltic Sea, and the Northern and Pacific Oceans. The exercise is an attempt to strengthen its presence in the Mediterranean.

Finally, Russia launched a new "Voronezh-DM class anti-missile radar system" along its southern borders in what some analysts believe is a response to U.S. Patriot missile systems in Turkey.

One in a string of building responses to what it sees as U.S. provocations within a sphere of the world it's eager again to take control.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-borey-c...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Jan 5, 2013
And we are just going to allow this?

Will we increase our presence, No obama is going to decrease actually to match China, which is cool that we are slowly recognizing the chinese communist threat, but we are just going to let the russians do whatever they want.

Russia must be destroyed
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#3 Jan 5, 2013
--Russia plans biggest war games since Soviet era
The Russian Navy has announced that it will hold its biggest war games since Soviet times in the Mediterranean and Black seas later this month

The ambitious exercises, which will involve ships from all four major Russian fleets, are a sign of growing confidence on the part of Russia's military as it begins to enjoy the benefits of President Vladimir Putin's huge budget allocations for renewing and reequipping all branches of the armed forces.

The purpose of the war games will be to strengthen integration between different types of forces and gain practice with major military deployments outside Russia's immediate neighborhood, the Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

As part of the maneuvers, naval ships will arrive at an "unprepared" coast in the Russian northern Caucasus region to take amphibious troops onto transport vessels.

"The primary goal of the exercise is to train issues regarding formation of a battle group consisting of troops of different branches outside of the Russian Federation, planning its deployment and managing a coordinated action of a joint Navy group in accordance with a common plan," the ministry's statement said.

The participating ships, it said, will be drawn from all of Russia's four major naval formations: the Northern, Baltic, Pacific, and Black Sea fleets.

Some experts suggest the war games may be cover for an increasingly nervous Moscow's preparations to evacuate Russian citizens and their dependents from war-torn Syria.

About 9,000 Russians are registered with the Russian Embassy in Damascus, but some experts say the full number may be 30,000 or more. Over the nearly half a century that Moscow has enjoyed good relations with Syria, thousands of Russian women have married Syrian men and moved to the country. Many of them may urgently demand to return with their children to Russia if the situation turns critical.

This week the Russian Navy refreshed a fleet, including several huge amphibious assault ships capable of carrying thousands of people, which it had deployed to the eastern Mediterranean last summer.

Experts say the replacement fleet dispatched this week is of similar makeup, with at least five huge troop-transport ships at its core.

As part of Russia's eight-year,$659 billion rearmament program, the Navy is slated to receive 50 new warships by 2016, including new Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines – a third of which entered service last weekend – 18 major surface warships, and dozens of special purpose and support vessels.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/20...
Lowell

United States

#4 Jan 5, 2013
Good maybe the Russian's will blow the pirates away.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 5, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
And we are just going to allow this?
Certainly we are going to allow this. Why would the Russian Navy be any business of ours?

The US does not run the world. Hell, we can't even run the US.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#7 Jan 5, 2013
Consistent wrote:
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Certainly we are going to allow this. Why would the Russian Navy be any business of ours?
The US does not run the world. Hell, we can't even run the US.
yeah, the left is conspiring to start the United Social States of America or the USSA... so unfortunate if only the left cared about America and the people
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#8 Jan 7, 2013
Consistent wrote:
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Certainly we are going to allow this. Why would the Russian Navy be any business of ours?
The US does not run the world. Hell, we can't even run the US.
Under obama of course we will
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#9 Jan 7, 2013
Nutcase....
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#10 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Nutcase....
says the socialist who doesn't care for U.S. national security
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#11 Jan 7, 2013
Nutcase.... Says the rational adult, to the DOLT.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#12 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Nutcase.... Says the rational adult, to the DOLT.
Slew is looking forward to the U.S.S.A.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#13 Jan 7, 2013
DSL is "looking" forward to crassass "time"...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#14 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
DSL is "looking" forward to crassass "time"...
Listen, you flag-hating parasite, I'd rather be a CONSTITUTION nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#15 Jan 7, 2013
I listened, but heard nothing...Same as I read, from a hypocrite POS...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#16 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
I listened, but heard nothing...Same as I read, from a hypocrite POS...
Is being an angry, Czar-adoring moonbat a requirement for being in your sleeper terrorist cell?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#17 Jan 7, 2013
Take whatever meds you can find, they'll improve on whatever you're using now....

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#18 Jan 7, 2013
I think Obama should just resign
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#19 Jan 7, 2013
I know you're a moron, but the chair isn't talking...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#20 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Take whatever meds you can find, they'll improve on whatever you're using now....
You are an amoral, terrorist-coddling ashat with delusions of adequacy.

“Liberty and Justice for ALL!”

Since: Jun 10

Bloomington, MN

#21 Jan 7, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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Under obama of course we will
Yes, we will. Because the Russian navy is absolutely none of our business.

The cold war ended decades ago. We are not at war with Russia. Russia is not even a communist country any more.

You sir are a certifiably wacky right wing nut.

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