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  • Chinese Army sends warships to Syria

    09/05/2013 4:03:33 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 57 replies
    Aporrea ^ | 09/05/2013 | Correo del Orinoco
    [translated by google] 05-09-13.-The army of China on Thursday sent warships to the Syrian coast to observe the actions of U.S. vessels. UU. and Russia as tensions grow before a military attack against Syria. According to the Russian news website Telegrafist, the Chinese army sent Jinggangshan amphibious ship was seen sailing in the Red Sea to the Suez Canal. The report indicates that the vessel was not sent to participate in an action of aggression but is there to observe the actions of the U.S. warships. UU. and Russia. No clutch Jinggangshan equipped for fighting. The report also notes that...
  • Russia revives Caspian Sea Monster

    07/18/2010 1:29:53 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 40 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/17/2010 |
    The Russian government has commissioned the renewal of the “Caspian Sea Monster,” the legendary ground effect vehicle (GEV). Only 30 such crafts were built in the Soviet Union over two decades. Propeller The revival of GEV production was announced by the Alekseev design and construction bureau, which used to be the leading producer of such vehicles. According to its production branch director, Evgeny Meleshko, the bureau is working on a big model. It will spend two years making the new design with the first tests to be launched in 2012. “For our company it’s a big project, and most of...
  • Grounded submarine photographed with sonar

    04/06/2010 8:10:32 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 39 replies · 1,877+ views ^ | 4/01/2010 | João Medeiros
    This eerie wreck image is not computer generated. It's the sonar image of Russian nuclear submarine B-159 (called K-159 before decommissioning), which has been lying 248m down in the Barents Sea, between Norway and Russia, since 2003. The Russian Federation hired Adus, a Scottish company that specialises in high-resolution sonar surveying, to evaluate if it would be possible to recover the wreck. "The operation was complicated as the submarine was very deep, so we had to use the sonar equipment mounted on a remotely operated vehicle, (below)" says Martin Dean, the managing director of Adus and a forensic-wreck archaeologist. "We...
  • Deep secrets: Former cold war agent gagged by the CIA

    02/21/2010 10:57:05 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 1,163+ views
    Times Online ^ | 2/21/2010 | Tony Allen-Mills
    HE remembers the women sunbathing naked on the deck of a passing yacht. He remembers, too, the lurking menace of a Russian intelligence-gathering trawler, watching from afar as one of the most audacious American coups of the cold war unfolded on the ocean floor, 16,500ft beneath the Pacific surface. David Sharp recalls every detail of the 1974 mission known as Project Azorian, one of the most ambitious, expensive and politically volatile clandestine operations launched by the CIA. As one of the CIA’s agents in charge of recovering a sunken Soviet submarine and its cargo of nuclear-tipped missiles, Sharp spent 63...
  • CIA opens files on project to raise sunken Soviet submarine

    02/13/2010 12:59:40 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 35 replies · 1,816+ views
    Zee News ^ | 1/13/2010 | Zee News
    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for the first time has revealed details about an ultra-secret Cold War-era project to raise a sunken Soviet submarine from the depths of the Pacific Ocean in 1974. The high-risk salvage operation, code-named ‘Project Azorian’, had been shrouded in secrecy for decades but the spy agency broke its silence in newly-declassified documents published yesterday by an independent watchdog, the National Security Archive. The documents, drawn from a 50-page article written for an in-house CIA journal, recount the daring bid approved by then-president Richard Nixon to raise the submarine using a specially-designed ship, the Glomar Explorer....
  • Russia to boost naval presence: Medvedev

    11/16/2009 11:56:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 658+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/16/2009 | Staff Writers via Space War
    Russia is to build up its navy over the coming decade, President Dmitry Medvedev announced on Monday, as he visited a Russian guided missile cruiser in Singapore. Speaking to sailors on board the Russian Pacific Fleet's Varyag, Medvedev said around half of Russia's military hardware would have to be renewed by 2020. "Yes, an expansion of our naval presence is planned. Russia can only consider itself a full naval power if it has a full fleet that carries out training and combat tasks," he said, according to official Russian news agencies. The Varyag, built in the 1980s under the Soviet...
  • Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    08/04/2009 3:04:17 PM PDT · by Saint Reagan · 191 replies · 9,422+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 4, 2009 | Mark Mazzetti & Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON — A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States over recent days, a rare mission that has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and intelligence agencies about a more assertive stance by the Russian military. The episode has echoes of the cold war era, when the United States and the Soviet Union regularly parked submarines off each other’s coasts to steal military secrets, track the movements of their underwater fleets — and be poised for war. But the collapse of the Soviet Union all but eliminated the ability of the...
  • Russia wants to send naval fleet to Venezuela: Chavez

    08/18/2008 2:13:07 PM PDT · by maclay · 52 replies · 338+ views
    Economic Times ^ | 08/18/08 | Economic Times
    CARACAS: President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that Russian President Dimitri Medvedev wants to send a Russian naval fleet to visit Venezuela. "Russia has informed us they intend to visit Venezuela, that is, the intention that a Russian fleet should come to the Caribbean," Chavez said on his weekly radio program. "I told the president (Medvedev), 'If you're coming to the Caribbean, we'll welcome you,'" Chavez said, adding that the Russian naval fleet would pay "a friendly and working" visit to Venezuela. Under leftist President Chavez, Venezuela has been seeking closer relations with Moscow, in part to buy military hardware,...
  • Providence Submarine Museum Sinks

    04/19/2007 4:03:15 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 44 replies · 1,429+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 19 April 2007 | Stew Milne
    Providence submarine museum sinks PROVIDENCE -- An old Soviet submarine used as a floating museum sank and was completely submerged in the Providence River after being battered by a powerful northeaster earlier this week.