Discussion in 'Europe and Russia' started by W.G.Ewald, Dec 14, 2011.
HMS York scrambled to Scotland in Russian fleet security scare | Mail Online
i thought cold war is over.
Get that rusting junk off British waters, it might impede navigation 'round that area if it sunk.
Looks like the captain and the crew have had too much VODKA
Nobody is at the wheel it seems
Russians must remember that UK Navy is too good and Admiral Kuznetsov is the ONLY carrier left in Russian Navy
The carrier was without the battlegroup?
It does not even have aircrafts on the deck? Just what are they thinking wandering into potential harms way?
I guess I misread,
The absence of aircrafts is interesting though.
The question is will the Kremlin twins court martial the the captain of that wayward tub or award him?
I wonder if one is aware that the British Fleet is existing merely in name and nothing more.
I thought the RN had no more ships to patrol its territorial waters?
Sir the British Navy is definitely better than Russian Navy
The fleet is modern and hi tech Though Russian Navy is bigger in size
Russian fleet really needs to play catch up
Check out the comments,
This article is dated November 1. It says that the RN was left without FRE (Fleet Ready Escort) for one month. But it's the second week of December now so HMS York is already available.
Russia has recently started a FURIOUS programme to get a brand new navy but building a
MODERN navy takes a HELL of a lot of time
Russia was neglecting its Navy for a long time spending money on Strategic forces ,Army and Air force
However the rise of China and CONSTANT NATO pin pricks have forced the Russians to RE build their Navy
By 2025 Russian Navy will be the Number TWO again in the world
Russia will never be No. 2 naval power again. That position is a give away to China.
Putin and his swagger will never rise above No. 3 (they could further slide down if India start asserting her naval might).
I have not understood why there is a feeling that the Russian captain did anything incorrect, or have I missed something.
I bad weather, one would take shelter rather than ride the high waves and the North Sea is one of the most treacherous of them all.
The poor economic situation and huge debt levels in WELFARE economies of Europe will
affect their Defence spending
If UK wants to sell some of its fleet because of economic reasons we CAN bargain and get a good deal
They've(Russians) got a lot of U boats.
Russian fleet is very good in term of both tactics and weaponry systems..
British fleet is now remain as a coastal defense fleet, They have very advance frigates but very few..
I think Russian were there to say 'Hi ' !
Maybe because the RN felt compelled to send in a frigate to deter the Russian boat from further moving closer to UK waters.
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