Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors. Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the highest level of activity from Vladimir Putin’s fleet since the end of the Cold War, even as it … Read more Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)

‘Ulyanovsk’ Would Have Been the Soviets’ Supercarrier: Russia scrapped the ship in the ’90s Had she ever sailed, the Soviet supercarrier Ulyanovsk would have been a naval behemoth more than 1,000 feet long, with an 85,000-ton displacement and enough storage to carry an air group of up to 70 fixed and rotary wing aircraft. With a nuclear-powered … Read more Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)

Russia developing carrier-based drones, will get 100 new Navy aircraft by 2020 – military

The Russian Navy’s airborne arsenal is to receive a major boost in the form of both drones and combat aircraft, a top commander has revealed. A variety of ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are currently being developed for the Russian Navy’s naval aviation division, Major General Igor Kozhin said on Monday. “One of the prospective … Read more Russia developing carrier-based drones, will get 100 new Navy aircraft by 2020 – military

Russian Aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, heading to English Channel again

A Russian aircraft carrier who reportedly destroyed over 1,000 targets in Syria is set to head to Britain. Following a ceasefire deal between the Syrian government and opposition groups on 29 December, Moscow has agreed to scale back its military operations in the country. The Russian armed forces’ chief of staff, Valery Gerasimov, said the … Read more Russian Aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, heading to English Channel again

Here’s Why the Russian MiG-29KR Crashed Into the Sea

The embarrassing crash of one of just four new MiG-29KR multi-role naval fighters deployed aboard the Admiral Kuznetsov earlier this month is being blamed on a series of events that occurred on the Russian carrier’s deck and the doomed jet’s loss of all engine power that followed. According to USNI News who quotes russian media statements, a … Read more Here’s Why the Russian MiG-29KR Crashed Into the Sea