Thursday, November 26, 2015

Russian Guided Missile Cruiser Moskva Arrived in Latakia Port Syria Russian Guided Missile Cruiser Moskva Arrived in Latakia Port Syria.

Russian cruiser Moskva Moskva (Москва the Russian name for the city of Moscow, ex-Slava, Слава which means "Glory") is the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class of guided missile cruisers in the Russian Navy. The ship is currently held under the patronage of the city of Moscow. Slava was laid down in 1976 in Shipyard 445 of the 61 Kommunara Shipbuilding Plant in Nikolayev, was launched in 1979, and commissioned on 30 January 1983. Slava played a role in the Malta Summit (2-3 December 1989) between Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush. Slava was used by the Soviet delegation, while the US delegation had their sleeping quarters aboard USS Belknap.[1][2][3] The ships were anchored in a roadstead off the coast of Marsaxlokk. Stormy weather and choppy seas resulted in some meetings being cancelled or rescheduled, and gave rise to the moniker the "Seasick Summit" among international media. In the end, the meetings took place aboard Maxim Gorkiy, a Soviet cruise ship anchored in the harbor at La Valletta. Slava returned to Nikolayev in December 1990 for a refit but was not returned to service until April 2000. As Moskva[edit] Recommissioned as Moskva in April 2000, she replaced the Kynda-class cruiser Admiral Golovko as the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet.[4] In early April 2003, Moskva, along with Pytlivy, Smetlivy, and a landing ship departed Sevastopol for exercises in the Indian Ocean with a Pacific Fleet task group (Marshal Shaposhnikov and Admiral Panteleyev) and the Indian Navy.[5] The force was supported by the Project 1559V tanker Ivan Bubnov and the Project 712 ocean-going tug Shakhter. In August 2008, in response to the Georgian crisis, Moskva was deployed to secure the Black Sea.[6][7][8] After Russia's recognition of Abkhazia's independence, the ship was stationed at the Abkhazian capital, Sukhumi.[9] On 3 December 2009, Moskva was laid up for a month at floating dock PD-30 for a scheduled interim overhaul which comprised replacement of cooling and other machinery, reclamation work at bottom and outboard fittings, propulsion shafts and screws, clearing and painting of bottom and above-water parts of the ship's hull. In April 2010 it was reported that the cruiser would join other navy units in the Indian Ocean to conduct exercises.[10] In August 2013 the cruiser visited Havana, Cuba [11] In late August 2013, the cruiser was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in response to the build-up of American warships along the coast of Syria.[12] During the 2014 Crimean Crisis, Moskva was responsible for blockading the Ukrainian fleet in Donuzlav Lake.[13] On 18 November 2015, the cruiser was deployed to assist French Armed Forces in the fight It was announced on 25 November that Moskva would be deployed to the coastal Syria-Turkey border in response to the 2015 Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shootdown.​

Russian S-400 Anti-Aircraft Missile System Reached Syria Russia in Syria Russian S-400 Anti Aircraft Missile Syatem Reached Syria.

The S-400 Triumf (Russian: C-400 «Триумф», triumph; NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler), previously known as S-300PMU-3, is a new generation anti-aircraft weapon system developed by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau in the 1990s as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007.

The S-400 uses three different missiles to cover its entire performance envelope. These are the extremely long range 40N6, long range 48N6 and medium range 9M96 missile. Each one has different capabilities.

The development of the S-400 system began in the late 1990s. The system was formally announced by the Russian Air Force in January 1999. On 12 February 1999, the first tests were performed at Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan which were reported successful. As a result of this, the S-400 was scheduled for deployment in the Russian army in 2001.[3]

In 2003 it first became apparent that the system was not ready for deployment, but in August two high-ranking military officials expressed concerns that the S-400 was being tested using 'obsolete' interceptors from the S-300P and concluded that it was not ready for production.[3]

Finally the completion of the project was announced in February 2004. In April, a ballistic missile was successfully intercepted in a test of the upgraded 48N6DM interceptor missile.[4][5] Officially accepted for service in 2007[6]

According to the media site price 1st Battalion (division(about 7-8 launchers)) in 2014, is $200 million,[7] $500 million (unknown number of other components).

30K6E administration system: manages 8 divisions (battalions)[9][10][11]

55K6E command and control centre based on Ural-532301.

91N6E[12] Panoramic radar detection system (range of 600 km) with protection against jamming. Mounted on an MZKT-7930. 300 targets. Decimetric band (S).[13]

6 battalions of 98ZH6E Surface-to-air missile systems consisting of (an independent combat system for autonomous operation):[14] Each battalion can hit no more than 6 goals on their own.[15]+2 another battalions if they are within range 40 km.

92N6(or 2)E Multi-functional radar (range of 400 km). 100 targets.[16]

5P85TE2 launchers and/or 5P85SE2 on the trailer (up to 12 launchers).

Surface-to-air missiles allowed by Russian Presidential decree: 48N6E, 48N6E2, 48N6E3, 48N6DM, 9M96E, 9M96E2 and ultra distance 40N6E.[17]

Own the radars system S-400 this is Active electronically scanned array (official government statement)[18]

Possible elements of the S-400 (98ZH6E):[14][19] 15I6ME - for moving the to the distance 98ZH6E 30/60/90 km away from 30K6E. 96L6E[20] - universal complex (all functions), the detection range of 300 km. 40B6M - tower for radar 92N6E or 96L6E. Anti - stealth: Protivnik-GE, Gamma-DE. Orion[21] passive sensor (locator) for target designation on the air defense system (coordinates 1 out of 3), Avtobaza-M passive sensor (locator) for target designation on the air defense system (coordinates 2 out of 3)[22] and Orion+ Avtobaza=the exact location. 1RL220BE[14] classified information[23] (or outdated), older versions (supposedly) were used for interference/anti-jamming[24] (inside/within passive sensor (locator)). Possible to apply the S-200D "Dubna" (SA-5c) missiles (400 km), well as various radars system S-300 (Air Defence versions (P family)) without the participation additional command and control centers.[25] Possible to apply the S-300 (SA-20A/SA-20B) missiles.[26] A-50/A-50U[9] aircraft early warning, command and control transfer target designation[27]

The 30К6Е control system can control:[14]

S-400 Triumph 98ZH6E system;

S-300PMU2 (through the 83М6Е2 control system);

S-300PMU1 (through the 83М6Е control system);

Tor-M1 through Ranzhir-M battery command post;

Pantsir-S1 through the lead battery vehicle;

Triumf kets – when carrying out additional works using the 30K6E administration system; reception of the route information from an additional integrated 92Н6Е radar system;

Radar type 96L6E/30K6E administration system, Protivnik-GE, Gamma-DE. Optional integration with the 92H6E radar system ensure communication between each battery with:

Baikal-E senior command posts and other similar types;

nearby 30К6Е, 83М6Е, and 83М6Е2 administration systems ;

Polyana-D4М1 command post;

command post for Russian fighter aircraft.

For export supply in coordination with foreign customers, with the purpose of integration in the system of defence from the customer are additional work on improvement of the 30K6E administration system for information technology pairing with anti-kets.

Palestinian Shot at after Attack on Israeli Soldier in West Bank Palestinian Shot at after Attack on Israeli Soldier in West Bank.

Palestinian assailant killed after stabbing Israeli soldier

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Israeli soldiers stand at the scene of a shooting attack near the West Bank city of Hebron, not far from the Jewish settlement of Otniel, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. A Palestinian gunman opened fire on Friday, killing an Israeli father and son as they were driving in the West Bank and wounding at least one other person in the car, Israeli officials said, the latest in a nearly two-month rash of violence and almost daily Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers. AP Photo

JERUSALEM, Israel—A Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces after stabbing and seriously wounding an Israeli soldier in the West Bank on Wednesday, the latest in an unrelenting, two-month wave of violence.

Palestinian attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank leave 5 dead

The Israeli military said the soldier was stabbed at a junction near the West Bank city of Hebron. Troops on the scene shot the attacker, who later died in a Jerusalem hospital.

The attack comes a day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the region to try to calm tensions. The violence erupted in mid-September over tensions surrounding a sensitive Jerusalem holy site and quickly spread across Israel and into the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The past week has been the deadliest of the outburst so far.

READ: Palestinian kills 2 Israelis; 2 Palestinians die in clashes

Attacks by Palestinians have killed 19 Israelis and 91 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, among them 58 said by Israel to be assailants. The rest were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

Ibrahim Dawoud, a 16-year-old Palestinian, died Wednesday from bullet wounds he sustained in clashes with Israeli troops in Ramallah in mid-November, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Israel says the violence stems from Palestinian incitement and incendiary videos on social media. Most of the attackers have been young Palestinians in their teens and early 20s.

The Palestinians say the violence is rooted in frustration over nearly a half-century of Israeli occupation and lack of hope for obtaining independence.

There were no signs that Kerry made any headway in easing tensions during his meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The unrest has sunk the chances of a renewed peace push during the Obama administration’s final year.

Russia in Syria Struck More Targets in Rebel Held Area of Idlib Russia in Syria Struck More Targets in Rebel Held Area of Idlib.

Navigator of Downed Russian Plane Says There Was No Warning MOSCOW — The Russian navigator who parachuted out of a warplane shot down by Turkey said Wednesday that there had been no warning before a missile slammed into the aircraft, giving him and the pilot no time to dodge the missile. FROM OUR ADVERTISERS The navigator, Capt. Konstantin V. Murakhtin, was rescued by special forces troops who followed his radio beacon and negotiated his release from the insurgents who were holding him. “There were no warnings from either the radio channel or visually, there was no contact at all,” he told the Interfax news agency from the Russian air base outside Latakia, Syria. The pilot, Lt. Col. Oleg A. Peshkov, was killed by ground fire from insurgents as his parachute descended. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Protesters outside the Russian consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday during a demonstration against Russia's policy in Syria.Range of Frustrations Reached Boil as Turkey Shot Down Russian JetNOV. 25, 2015 Kirsan N. Ilyumzhinov, shown in 2011, is accused of “materially assisting” the government of Syria and top banking officials there.U.S. Announces Sanctions on 2 Accused of Dealings With Assad or ISISNOV. 25, 2015 graphic Who Has Gained Ground in Syria Since Russia Began Its AirstrikesOCT. 1, 2015 NATO-Russia Tensions Rise After Turkey Downs JetNOV. 24, 2015 Turkish Jets Shoot Down Drone Near SyriaOCT. 16, 2015 The aftermath of a barrel bomb attack in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria, earlier this month.Who Is Fighting Whom in SyriaSEPT. 30, 2015 Captain Murakhtin’s account directly contradicted that of Turkish officials, who said the pilots had been warned 10 times in five minutes not to transgress into Turkish airspace, even the sliver of territory that the plane crossed in 17 seconds. The Russians have been adamant that the warplane was shot down over Syria, not Turkey. It crashed about two and a half miles from the border, Russia said, and the pilots parachuted into Syria. NEWS CLIPS: EUROPE By REUTERS 1:15 Russians Pelt Turkish Embassy with Eggs Continue reading the main storyVideo Russians Pelt Turkish Embassy with Eggs Russians threw eggs and tomatoes at the Turkish embassy in Moscow on Wednesday and called for retaliation after Turkey shot down a Russian jet. By REUTERS on Publish Date November 25, 2015. Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto Agency. Watch in Times Video » Embed Share Tweet Captain Murakhtin said he and Colonel Peshkov had stuck to their combat flight plan and were flying their bomber in “normal mode” when the attack occurred. Given the speed at which they were traveling, he said, the F-16 should have flown a parallel course as a standard visual warning. “There was not even a threat of crossing into Turkey,” Captain Murakhtin said. Captain Murakhtin’s account was sure to further inflame sentiment in Russia. Its defense minister announced on Wednesday that it would deploy its most powerful air defense system in Syria. Protesters gathered outside the Turkish Embassy in Moscow, pelting it with eggs and rocks, shattering windows. In Washington, a senior United States military official who was briefed on the radar tracking of the Russian warplane said Wednesday that the data showed that the aircraft transited Turkish airspace, as Turkey has insisted. “They crossed into Turkish airspace,” the official said of the pilots, speaking on the condition of anonymity as the official was not authorized to discuss confidential military reports. Such data was not likely to deflate the pronounced anger and outrage on the Russian side. The country’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, said Russia had “no intention” of going to war against Turkey but reinforced the sharp criticism of Turkey as a haven for terrorists that Russia started soon after the plane was shot down. NEWS CLIPS: EUROPE By REUTERS 1:46 Putin Criticizes Turkish Leaders Continue reading the main storyVideo Putin Criticizes Turkish Leaders A day after Turkey shot down one of Moscow’s jets, Russian president Vladimir V. Putin said Turkey’s political leaders had been "supporting the Islamization of their country." By REUTERS on Publish Date November 25, 2015. Photo by Pool photo by Alexei Nikolsky. Watch in Times Video » Embed Share Tweet Mr. Lavrov repeated that he thought the shooting down of the military jet was a premeditated strike and hinted that the United States had a hand in it. “We have enough information to confirm that this was a preplanned act,” Mr. Lavrov said at a news conference. Turkey was just looking for a “pretext” to shoot down the plane, he said. Mr. Lavrov suggested that the United States

Russia in Syria Airstrikes in Idlib Aleppo With New Weapons Russia in Syria Airstrikes in Idlib, Aleppo With New Weapons

Russian Pilot Safe After Jet Shot Down on Syria-Turkey Border MOSCOW — The Russian pilot plucked from behind enemy lines after his jet was shot down by Turkey said Wednesday he was eager to get back to the battlefield. A 12-hour rescue operation successfully brought Capt. Konstantin Murtakhtin — who had ejected from the plane — back to a Russian base in Syria's Latakia province early Wednesday, according to a tweet from the Defense Ministry. Murtakhtin said he was "alright in general now" following the dramatic events. "Our military medics can work wonders," he said in remarks carried on Russian television. "I am very eager to be discharged from the hospital to get back to the ranks. I will be asking the command to keep me on this base — I have a little debt to pay back for the commander," he added, referring to Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, who Moscow said died in the ordeal. Murtakhtin's warplane crashed in an area controlled by militants trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad, a key Russian ally who the West accuses of trying to prop up through airstrikes. Russia says it is targeting ISIS with airstrikes — but many areas where the extremists don't have a presence have been bombed and other anti-Assad groups say their positions have been hit. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Murtakhtin had managed to evade capture in hostile territory with the help of Syrian special forces. Murtakhtin was awarded an Order of Courage medal, while Peshkov was posthumously given the Hero of Russia award — one of the highest honorary titles bestowed by the Russian government. Image: Russian warplane is shot down in Syria A Russian warplane crashes in flames in northern Syria after it was shot down by Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday. Haberturk via Reuters Russia has flatly denied Turkey's claim that its pilots were warned at least 10 times in five minutes before the jet was shot down. "The Russian plane was shot from behind, without warning," Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov told Europe 1 radio. Murtakhtin also rejected Turkey's version, saying that "there was no contact at all ... . The missile hit the plane's tail all of a sudden. We didn't even have a visual of it." Russia's military said that Alexander Pozynich, who was among those dispatched to rescue the pilots, had died in the operation. Pozynich was also awarded the Order of Courage posthumously. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Embed Syrian Rebels Claim To Have Destroyed Russian Helicopter 0:32 The incident between Russia and Turkey has ratcheted up East-West tensions and threatened to scupper international efforts to defeat ISIS and find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian civil war. There were signs that Turkey was attempting to prevent the situation from boiling over. Turkey's Foreign Ministry issued a statement late Tuesday saying "we have no intentions whatsoever to escalate the situation. Our contacts with the Russian authorities are ongoing to this end." Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said while Moscow will not wage war on Turkey, it would seriously reconsider relations and does not have plans to host any visits from Turkish officials.