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Russia sends aircraft carrier to Lebanon, Syria
Barents Observer ^ | 2011-11-28

Posted on 11/28/2011 8:29:36 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki

Russia sends aircraft carrier to Lebanon, Syria

2011-11-28

In December a vessel group led by the Northern Fleet’s aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” will sail to the Mediterranean and the Russian naval base of Tartus in Syria.

The mission has nothing to do with the deadly violence in Syria between forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and the opposition, a naval spokesman told Izvestia.

- This was planned already in 2010 when there were no such events there. There has been active preparation and there is no need to cancel this, the spokesman said, adding that "Admiral Kuznetsov" will also visit Beirut, Genoa and Cyprus.

Russia and the West have become deeply split over the situation in Syria, with Moscow insisting that sanctions and pressure against the Assad regime is not the way to solve the crisis.

Read also: “Admiral Kuznetsov” ready for winter migration to the south

“Admiral Kuznetsov” and the destroyer “Admiral Chabanenko” have just finished an exercise in the Barents Sea as part of the preparations for the mission.

The Tartus base was established in Soviet times, and is occasionally used by Russian vessels today. Currently no Russian ship is based there although civilian and military personnel are present. The naval logistics support base in Syria is now part of the Black Sea Fleet.

“Admiral Kuznetsov” conducted a similar mission in 2008. The vessel then left Murmansk on December 5th only to return to Severomorsk three months later, after visiting ports in Turkey and Syria, BarentsObserver reported.

Tartus was also visited by the Northern fleet’s flag vessel, the nuclear cruise “Pyotr Veliky” in April 2010, on its way to a large-scaled Navy drill in the Indian Ocean.

The Northern fleet destroyer “Severomorsk” visited the Syrian port of Tartus earlier this week on her way back to the north after termination of a anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

According to ITAR-TASS, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky last week conducted a three-day working visit to the Northern Fleet, in order to check the readiness of the naval aircraft carrier group before the mission to southern waters.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: admiralkuznetsov; aircraftcarrier; navair; russia; syriagg

1 posted on 11/28/2011 8:29:45 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Well,
Isn’t that special!
Hopefully these russian boys won’t shoot off a missle or torpedo that will sink their asses
They have a history ya know?/??


2 posted on 11/28/2011 8:38:41 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy is just a quota boy No RINO's)
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To: Jet Jaguar; nuconvert; txhurl

Ping.


3 posted on 11/28/2011 8:39:28 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Anyone really think that old rust bucket can make it from Murmansk to Syria? If it does, it certainly couldn’t make it back. We saw it in Murmansk several years ago and at that time it looked like it was ready for the breakers. Russians think a new paint job will act as glue to hold it together. What a pile of junk! An earlier exercise in the Barents Sea saw the end of the submarine Kursk.


4 posted on 11/28/2011 9:05:15 PM PST by B-Cause (The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money - Thatcher)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

nice looking boat they’ve got there . . .


5 posted on 11/28/2011 9:37:02 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Do any US Carriers use an inclined platform? I thought that was something circa WWII


6 posted on 11/28/2011 9:59:26 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

No US carriers use that incline. Only the British, that I know of.

Some Navy vets will correct this Army grunt, no doubt.


7 posted on 11/28/2011 10:04:50 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: LukeL; unkus

No, the ski-ramp is a relatively recent innovation ((1970s) by the British to improve the performance of their Harriers. I think every Harrier user other than the USMC use the ski-ramp.


8 posted on 11/28/2011 10:13:40 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Thanks, sukhoi-30mki.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 10:21:10 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: LukeL
I thought that was something circa WWII

Pre-WWII
10 posted on 11/29/2011 12:03:09 AM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: LukeL
"Do any US Carriers use an inclined platform? I thought that was something circa WWII"

The US uses catapults for aircraft takeoffs. I think the inclined flight deck is used for carriers without this technology.

11 posted on 11/29/2011 3:50:17 AM PST by Truth29
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12 posted on 11/29/2011 5:10:28 AM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: magslinger

Now we’re going to have TWO battle groups operating in close proximity in the eastern Med..If each one has a 250 mile exclusion radius..that’s gonna make for tight quarters...wll the USN just sit there in the best position?


13 posted on 11/29/2011 5:20:11 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: magslinger

Now we’re going to have TWO battle groups operating in close proximity in the eastern Med..If each one has a 250 mile exclusion radius..that’s gonna make for tight quarters...wll the USN just sit there in the best position?


14 posted on 11/29/2011 5:21:31 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: LukeL
The Us carriers use steam catapults to launch aircraft. That is a better (though more expensive and technically advanced) method of launching aircraft because, using catapults, it is possible to launch jets that have heavier fuel/weapons loads.

As an FYI, there are only three countries that have aircraft carriers that use catapults. There is the US, France and Brazil (although technically the Brazilian carrier used to belong to France, meaning that only two countries have active catapult technology - the US and France).

15 posted on 11/29/2011 5:31:17 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: ken5050

Obama has probably given our battle group instructions not to fire, even if under attack. The new Run and Hide strategy.


16 posted on 11/29/2011 9:54:31 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: sukhoi-30mki

‘The Northern fleet destroyer “Severomorsk” visited the Syrian port of Tartus earlier this week on her way back to the north after termination of a anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.’

The article is a little mixed up. The Severomorsk visit to Tartus, Syria was back in September 2011.

http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=13166

http://navaltoday.com/tag/severomorsk/


17 posted on 11/29/2011 3:21:04 PM PST by Tommyjo
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Just in case someone tries to pass off the Severomorsk as one of the 6 bogus Russian warships to Syria story.

http://rusnavy.com/news/newsofday/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=13424


18 posted on 11/29/2011 3:28:35 PM PST by Tommyjo
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To: sukhoi-30mki

That vessel, or anything launched from its desk, wouldn’t last five minutes in any contest with Americans OR Israelis. Fancy, expensive targets. That’s about all they would be.


19 posted on 11/29/2011 3:28:54 PM PST by EternalVigilance (2012 is musical chairs at the circus. The only question left is which clown will be left standing.)
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To: unkus
No US carriers use that incline. Only the British, that I know of.

Carriers with ski-jumps: Brits (Invincible class), Spanish, Italians, Russians, Chinese, Indians, Aussies (they won't buy fixed-wing carrier aircraft tho) and Thais.

Carriers without ski-jumps: US (both CVNs and LHA/LHDs), French, Brits (Queen Elizabeth Class), Brazilians.

I think that covers it all ...
20 posted on 11/29/2011 3:32:28 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: B-Cause

The Kuznetsov Battle Group deploys on lengthy cruises every couple of years. No real reason why she won’t make it to the Mediterranean and back again. She made it to Syria and back in 2009.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 3:37:16 PM PST by Tommyjo
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To: tanknetter

Carriers with ski-jumps: Brits (Invincible class), Spanish, Italians, Russians, Chinese, Indians, Aussies (they won’t buy fixed-wing carrier aircraft tho) and Thais.

Carriers without ski-jumps: US (both CVNs and LHA/LHDs), French, Brits (Queen Elizabeth Class), Brazilians.

I think that covers it all ...


Thanks, tanknetter.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 7:46:41 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
The Russian Navy Frigate Ladny is due to enter the Mediterranean shortly.

Frigate Ladny to enter Mediterranean

"The Ladny has left Sevastopol and headed for the Mediterranean. The ship's voyage began a day ahead of the schedule due to unfavorable weather forecasts," Capt. 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev said. The spokesman said the ship was scheduled to make calls at the ports of Cyprus, Malta, France and Spain.

The daily also said that in the spring of 2012, the group of Russian naval ships would enter the Syrian port of Tartus.

A source in the Russian Defense Ministry denied this information, saying the Russian aircraft carrier naval group led by the Admiral Kuznetsov did not plan to call at Syria during winter exercises in the Mediterranean Sea.

Frigate Ladny

23 posted on 12/05/2011 6:50:46 AM PST by Tommyjo
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To: sukhoi-30mki
The Kuznetsov Battle Group is currently off the coast of Scotland. Weather conditions are not too great and the Northern and Baltic Fleet elements are laying up in the Moray Firth.

Russian aircraft carrier off Scotland

24 posted on 12/14/2011 4:43:34 PM PST by Tommyjo
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