Iran to Float Brand New Destroyer – Navy Commander

Jamaran frigate of Iranian navy

 

Iran’s newest destroyer “Sahand” is 70 percent complete and is expected to be launched within the next few months, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

Sahand is the third destroyer produced as part of the Mowj (Wave) project, Sayyari told a gathering of Iranian veterans in Tehran, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.Sahand’s predecessors, Jamaran and Damavand, are currently in service with the Navy and used for naval missions in international waters.

According to Sayyari, Sahand will be launched within the next couple of months, but the exact date could not be set because the vessel was still undergoing technical tests.

In regards to Iran’s new submarine Fateh (conqueror), the commander said it was incomplete, being tested and was slated to be unveiled before March 2016.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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Russian Naval Destroyer Leaves English Channel, Enters North Sea

Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer

The Russian Navy’s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, entered the North Sea, according to Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga. Destroyer is carrying out its 260th day journey.

 

MOSCOW, December 30 (Sputnik) — The Russian Navy’s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, has left the English Channel and entered the North Sea, a Northern Fleet spokesperson said Tuesday.“This is the 260th day of the naval destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov’s long journey. The vessel spent most of this time fulfilling tasks in the Mediterranean Sea, while deployed in the Russian Navy task force. The Northern Fleet’s naval destroyer has entered 11 ports in 5 Mediterranean countries,” Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga told journalists.

Prior to passing through the English Channel, the teams in charge of the vessel’s safety have conducted exercises on navigating in narrow areas in bad weather conditions and heavy shipping traffic.

 

According to Serga, the current voyage of the naval destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov has been the longest in the modern history of Russia’s Northern Fleet, as the vessel set sail from the Fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on April 15. “It has traveled a total of more than 32,000 nautical miles since then, including in storm conditions,” Serga said.Currently, according to Serga, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov crew is getting ready for New Year’s Eve celebrations and returning to their home base.

The Vice-Admiral Kulakov ship was commissioned in 1982 and was on combat duty with the Northern Fleet until March 1991, before being retired for repairs that lasted more than 18 years. The ship returned to the Northern Fleet’s main base in the city of Severomorsk in 2010.

Russian Destroyer to Undergo Maintenance Works in Syria: Northern Fleet

The Russian Navy's Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, entered the Syrian port of Tartus on Tuesday for weeklong maintenance works.

Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov has stopped in a Syrian port of Tartus to carry out planned repair works. The vessel completed its navigation exercises including responses to enemy submarine detection.

MOSCOW, December 2 (Sputnik) — The Russian Navy’s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, entered the Syrian port of Tartus on Tuesday for weeklong maintenance works, a Northern Fleet spokesman said.

“The stopping of the Russian vessel in Syria will last for about a week. During its stay in the port, the crew will carry out the planned repair works and maintenance of the weaponry and equipment, check the main technical systems and mechanisms for proper work,” Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga told journalists.

 

On Monday, prior to entering Tartus, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov was involved in navigation exercises in heavy shipping traffic conditions. The destroyer’s crew also practiced responses to enemy submarine detection.The Vice-Admiral Kulakov ship was commissioned in 1982 and was on combat duty with the Northern Fleet until March 1991, before being retired for repairs that lasted more than 18 years. The ship returned to the Northern Fleet’s main base in the city of Severomorsk in 2010.

The destroyer set sail from the Northern Fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on April 15 and has since traveled more than 26,500 nautical miles (almost 50 kilometers), calling at ports in Spain, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta.

Media: The West suspects that Russia launched into space the “SATELLITE DESTROYER”

20/11/2014 ITAR-TASS

An object that experts firstly  recognize as space garbage, makes the movements  relatively of Russian spacecrafts

LONDON, November 18. / Corr. TASS Alan BUD /. Western space agencies are monitoring the object launched into orbit  by Russian rocket, suspecting that it is a ” satellite destroyer.”

The newspaper Financial Times  informs about it..

“Western space agencies are monitoring the mysterious object launched by the Russian military, which inspires fear of the revival of a discontinued program of  Kremlin to destroy satellites,” – the newspaper writes. According to it, North American Aerospace Defense Command – Joint structure of USA and Canada – assign to objects 2014-28E their own digital name – 39765.

“Whatever was the subject, it looks like something experimental – evaluation of  object 2014-28E  by  expert in space security of the British Royal Institute of International Affairs, Patricia Lewis. – It may have several functions, both civilian and military. Perhaps he equipped with a manipulator for gripping objects or weapons  of kinetic action. and maybe we are talking about cyber attacks from one satellite to another, or against jamming signals, “- said the expert.

The newspaper reminds that in 2007, China launched a missile which successfully destroyed the Chinese satellite, in 2008, the same test  USA conducted.  “Russia in the past has been one of the main proponents of an international treaty on the prevention of the deployment of weapons in space, but its efforts have not yielded results,” – the British newspaper sais.

The newspaper  cites the opinion of an unnamed Russian military expert, that “with the rapid progress of other countries and the recent deterioration of relations between Moscow and the West, the revival of the program (” The satellites destroyer “) might make sense.”

May 23 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome  it was launched a carrier rocket “Rokot” with three military satellites. All three devices were successfully inserted into the target orbit. The names of the satellites and their characteristics were not reported.

“Incident” with the Russian military satellite over the US

May 6  it was learned about the launch from Plesetsk of the  rocket “Soyuz-2.1a”  with  military satellite. Spacecraft that gets the sequence number “Kosmos-2495”, was successfully launched into orbit.

In mid-September, a strategic command of the armed forces of the United States stated that the satellite exploded over the territory of America. The troops Aerospace Defense (ASD) have refuted this statement, calling the Washington  “another attempt to find out the whereabouts of the lost Russian space object.”

The representative of Russian  troops  of  VKO (ESD) Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin  stressed that the main center of control of space situation leads global monitoring not only of Russian satellites, but all space objects of artificial origin, including foreign, at altitudes from 120  to 40 thousand  Km, with constant refinement information about them. “And not” high confidence “as a strategic command of the armed forces of the United States, but  in fact and  in real time” – said the military.

Russian Destroyer Joins Mediterranean Task Force

Russian Destroyer Joins Mediterranean Task Force

MURMANSK, May 7 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Udaloy-class destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov has joined the permanent Russian naval task force in the Mediterranean Sea, Northern Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said.

The Vice Admiral Kulakov will house the command staff of the task force, which comprises warships and auxiliary vessels from Russia’s Northern, Black Sea and Baltic fleets.

“The task force’s command was previously based on board the Pyotr Veliky nuclear-powered missile cruiser and the Admiral Levchenko destroyer, which have already fulfilled their objectives as part of the task force,” Serga said.

Russia formed a permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean last year to defend its interests in the region.

The task force currently consists of about a dozen of warships and auxiliary vessels and operates under a special offshore maritime zone operational command.

The Vice Admiral Kulakov set sail from the Northern Fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on April 15 and traveled over 4,000 nautical miles to join the task force.

Russia’s Defense Ministry: US warships did not enter Black Sea

Russia's Defense Ministry: US warships did not enter Black Sea

MOSCOW, February 03. /ITAR-TASS/. US warships did not enter the Black Sea, a spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry told Itar-Tass on Monday.

“On February 3, destroyer USS Ramage and command ship USS Mount Whitney did not enter the Black Sea,” the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry told Itar-Tass that two US warships would enter the Black Sea on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. “Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke and command ship Mount Whitney will enter the Black Sea. Their entry in Ukrainian territorial waters is not planned,” the ministry said. “At least the United States has not made any bids for US warships to enter Ukrainian territorial waters,” the Ukrainian ministry said.

“Probably, American warships will stay in the Black Sea until February 24-25,” the ministry said.

Several Russian media outlets have reported earlier on Monday with the reference to a military diplomatic source that missile destroyer Ramage and command ship Mount Whitney with 600 marines onboard had entered the Black Sea.