A Greek in the Netherlands who struggles with the bad weather every day..
Two "Slavas" and "PeterThe Great" together!
Flagships of three Russian fleets have united in Russia's Far East for the large-scale naval exercises in the Sea of Japan in June, a Pacific Fleet spokesman said on Wednesday.
The flagship of the Black Sea fleet, the Moskva missile cruiser, arrived at a naval base near Vladivostok on Wednesday and teamed up with the flagship of the Northern Fleet, the Pyotr Veliky nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, and the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, the Varyag guided-missile cruiser.
"After the Moskva crew has had a short rest, warships of three Russian fleets will sail to the Sea of Japan to complete combat training tasks and hold naval drills," the official said.
During the exercises, warships of the three Russian fleets will conduct live firing at naval and aerial drones and practice combat interoperability and repelling simulated attacks by hostile submarines and aircraft.
Anyone know how many An-22's the VTA have put back into service ????
They were all mothballed at one time, but there seems to be a few that have been re-painted and are still flying.... including the rare camouflaged one......
According to Russian air force plans from 2008 there are supposed to be 12 An-22's in service in 2010, all based in Tver. Before 2009 there were 23 aircraft in the fleet. How many flyable of those I don't know.