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Russia Confirms Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile Test

On 6 October, the Russian Ministry of Defence successfully tested the Tsirkon hypersonic missile. The tests were carried out from the waters of the White Sea, from the “Admiral Gorshkov” frigate. The test is the latest in a series of qualification tests (state tests) of the hypersonic anti-ship missile developed for the Russian Navy and the first performed from a combat vessel at sea.

Bastion-P Test Reinforces Russian Control of Arctic Marine Route

The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the completion of a successful firing test of the Onix ground-launched, supersonic anti-ship cruise missile at a naval target floating at the Arctic Sea, 200 kilometers from the Chukotka Peninsula. The test reinforces the Russian claim to control this new, strategic sea route that has opened as a result of global warming effects.

The Russian Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Returns to the Mediterranean Sea

Russian Navy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.
Updated post, originally published on March 3, 2016: The Russian navy is deploying its single aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, to head the Russian flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea. It will be the first combat operation for a Russian or Soviet aircraft carrier.

Russia Maintains a Squadron of 10 Ships in the Mediterranean

The Russian Navy has squadron of ten vessels permanently patrolling the Mediterranean Sea, Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko told reporters on Thursday in Sevastopol. Ships of the Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets make up the squadron on a rotation basis.

Russia ‘Welcomes’ the US Destroyer Truxtun, by Moving Bastion Anti-Ship Missiles...

Unconfirmed news reports claim the Russian Navy is deploying land-based 'Bastion' anti-ship missile systems as a response to the recent U.S. move entering two...

Vladivostok – Mistral Class LHD Bound for Russia Begins Sea Trials...

A French-built helicopter carrier Vladivostok has set sail from the French Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire on its first sea trial. The warship is part...

First of a New Class Patrol Ships Laid Down at Zelenodolsky...

The lead vessel in a new class of patrol vessels designed for maritime security was laid down in a ceremony at Russia’s Zelenodolsky shipyard...

What hides behind the mission of the Nikolai Filchenkov

An Assessment solving the Syrian crisis - By David Eshel According to latest reports from Russia, the large Landing Ship - Tanks (LST) Nikolai Filchenkov from...

Russian Military Wants More Cruise Missiles

Russia will increase its number of cruise missiles by 30 times by the end of the current decade, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday....

Iranian, Russian Navies to Launch Joint Naval Wargames in the Caspian...

The Russian and Iranian navies are planning to hold joint exercises in the Caspian Sea in the second half of this year, the Russian...

Russian Aircraft Carrier To Redeploy to the Mediterranean

The Russian Navy plans to deploy its single aircraft carrier in support of its newly formed Mediterranean task force, Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov said, a declaration...

Russian Amphibious Support Ship Arrive at Haifa for a First Visit...

The Russian Amphibious Support Ship Azov arrived yesterday at the port of Haifa, in northern Israel, on a three day visit, it is the...

Russia Plans a Permanent Naval Task Force for the Mediterranean

Russia is considering deploying a permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean Sea. Such a task force will be commanded by the Black Sea Fleet and could consist of up to 10 combat and auxiliary ships deployed on rgathered from three Russian fleets. These vessels could rely on ports in Cyprus, Montenegro, Greece as resupply points, in addition to Syria.

Improved Kilo Class Submarines Fulfill Russian Domestic, International Demand for Conventional...

The third Varshavyanka class submarine was laid down today at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg. Upon completion the 'Stary Oskol' submarine will join the Russia’s Black Sea Fleet by 2016.

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