Russian fleet comes within 30 miles of Britain

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    i thought cold war is over.
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    Get that rusting junk off British waters, it might impede navigation 'round that area if it sunk. :pound:
     
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    Looks like the captain and the crew have had too much VODKA :pound:

    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
     
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    The carrier was without the battlegroup?
     
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    It does not even have aircrafts on the deck? Just what are they thinking wandering into potential harms way?
     
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    I guess I misread,

    The absence of aircrafts is interesting though.
     
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    The question is will the Kremlin twins court martial the the captain of that wayward tub or award him?
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I wonder if one is aware that the British Fleet is existing merely in name and nothing more.
     
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    I thought the RN had no more ships to patrol its territorial waters?
     
  12. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    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
     
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    Check out the comments,

    Lol.
     
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    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
    modernisations

    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
     
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    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).
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    They've(Russians) got a lot of U boats.
     
  20. Kunal Biswas

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    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 ' !
     
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    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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