On June 17th, US destroyer cut off Russian patrol frigate that was fighting Islamic terrorists ISIS in Syria, by sailing a little too close to the wind. About 55ft or 180 meters to be correct.
Russia’s defense news TV channel Zvezda cites at least two violations of the international maritime laws broken by the US ship captain.
Russian patrol frigate Yaroslav Mudry or Yaroslav the Wise is a submarine hunter assigned to the Baltic Fleet. The ship has been also nicknamed “missile hunter” for its efficiency. The ship was developed at the Almaz Central Naval Design Bureau, based in St. Petersburg.
Yaroslav the Wise departing ports Piraeus Athens Greece
Five days prior the incident, 14.06.2016 Russian frigate made a stop on Malta. Ambassador of Russia visits a Russian Navy Ship
On June 12, 2016 Ambassador Malygin and members of the Embassy staff visited Russian Navy Frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” which made a business call to the Port of Valletta. A solemn welcoming ceremony was held, the guard of honour was formed on deck. The Ambassador received the captain’s report and congratulated the sailors on Russia’s National Day. Afterwards he familiarised himself with some features of the ship’s mission in the Mediterranean region.
May 16, 2009 The USS Gravely, a guided missile destroyer, was christened in Pascagoula after The first African-American Navy Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. It was built at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The USS Gravely (DDG-107) has been deployed from Naval Station Norfolk Virginia on 11/16/15 to Mediterranean Sea
Interesting fact that Northrop Grumman via its subsidiary Sperry Marine is peddling its marine navigation systems, like NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPERRY MARINE NAVIGAT X MK2, to the Russian consumers. They even maintain several offices in Russia, despite of the Washington imposed sanctions.
Sperry Marine Northrop Grumman
RUSSIA. Tel: +7 812 714 5367. Fax: +7 812 572 5503 [email protected] … Northrop Grumman and the Sperry Marine Logo are registered and owned by Northrop …
Facts in brief
- Northrop Grumman is one of the largest Department of Defence surveillance contractors, and in constant need for the Russian Linguists and Russian analysts.
- Jan 21, 2016 – 06-21 17:39: Northrop Grumman awarded $203.6M government contract
- Boris Badenov Orc from Mordor Mar 24, 2016 6:48 PM
The Military already has 150,000 soldiers. General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman won’t be hiring any more folks than they already have, and believe me, they would rather be firing than hiring. They need WWIII just to keep earnings constant!
NORTHROP GRUMMAN 4Q SALES $5.69B, EST. $5.93B. even with war on ISIS
- The Biggest Debt-Funded Stock Buyback Spree In History
- Northrop says could buy back up to $4 billion more in shares
16 September 2015, (Reuters) Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of Global Hawk drones, said it could buy back up to an additional $4 billion worth of shares as part of a new buyback authorization. Based on Wednesday’s close of $170.96, Northrop could buy back up to roughly 12.5% of its outstanding shares. The company had said in July it was on track to complete a previously announced 60 million share repurchase program by the end of the year.
- ZeroHedge: Pension Reform Unintended Consequence: The Pentagon Is Broke, Tuesday, February 28, 2012
According to the 10-k reports of four major defense contractors, the difference between pension plan assets and future pension liabilities ranged from $2.9 billion to $13.5 billion.
Lockheed Martin’s plan assets, for example, are $13.5 billion short of future liabilities, meaning it is about 33 percent short of being fully funded. Northrop Grumman is $2.9 billion short on assets for its projected benefit costs, or 13 percent underfunded. General Dynamics’ plan assets are $3.9 billion below projected benefits costs, or 40 percent short of fully funded. Raytheon’s plan assets are $6.1 billion short of future benefit costs, or 28 percent underfunded.
In a race to sell the world its weapons, especially in new markets like Africa, Russia isn’t far behind the U.S., and China is surging.
Six American companies placed among the top eight global firms, based on defense-related revenues. Lockheed Martin topped the list with $35 billion in arms sales, with Boeing in second place ($31 billion). Raytheon ($22 billion), Northrop Grumman ($20 billion), and General Dynamics ($19 billion) ranked fourth through sixth, while United Technologies ($12 billion) took eighth.
Obviously, a large portion of the revenues generated by these firms comes from the U.S. Department of Defense
So while arms exports help achieve national security and foreign policy goals, they provide significant economic benefits as well, particularly for the workers and communities where production is located.
- Northrop Grumman keen on doing biz with Indian military
- · India Approves $1.1B Deal for Russian Helicopters
- Russia Taking US Military Sales As Allies Grow Tired Of Slow White House Process To Buy Weapons
- Analytic of 2015 arms trade. Russia was on 2-nd position in the world
- Russia’s Current Arms Export Contracts Portfolio Totals Over $54 Billion
P.S. Dude, You Cut Me Off-off
Very rude, to say the least. Never mind, Russia talks softly and carries a BIG stick.
Better they play a game of edges and angles than outright aggression
180 meters is a bit over 555 feet, not 55 feet.
Sorry, not 555 feet, a bit over 590 feet.
180 feet = 55 metres(approx) its permutation
Hey, hum — Yards, feet and inches aren’t taught at school any more.
So Yaroslav the Wise did not slow down or alter course. Nice show. At least the Russians did not complain about the other ship’s upsetting wake ( remember the complaints about the Russian Jet pass in the Baltic creating a swell?) What a relief not to hear whining!
“Sailing too close to the wind”?
You’re at least 100 years behind the times.
According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary
“Sailing too close to the wind” – to do something that is dangerous or only just legal or acceptable:
Keep learning, bro….
Good one Scott.
Do they mean 180 feet or 55 meters?
The distance is comparable to the length of the USS Gravely – 155m.
The basic rule on the water is the vessel on the right has right of way (subject to practical caveats – e.g. a 20ft yacht cannot claim right of way over a supertanker immediately to its right).
Only in restricted waters. On the open sea any boat to starboard has right of way, though prudence and for a value of life I would not press the issue if on the smaller vesswel on the vessels you describe.
“About 55ft or 180 meters to be correct”
Perhaps, ‘ About 180 ft or 55 meters to be correct’?
The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that an engine powered vessel over taking another vessel must give way to the vessel being over taken, having the right of way. Also when one vessel is crossing the path of another the vessel to starboard, if on your right when facing the bow, this vessel has the right of way. If a collision had occurred the American vessel would have been at fault. One can easily tell if a collision is immanent by taking bearings on the other vessel to see whether it is gaining or losing ground or remaining constant but close calls are a mark of very poor seamanship. The Russian ship could have forced the American ship to change course by slowly altering its course to port as the American ship approached from astern but at this level such games are best left on the America Cup circuit. Vessels under sail have, sailboats, have an expanded set of rules determined by the direction the wind is coming from and the position of the main boom.
“About 55ft or 180 meters to be correct”
Sorry mate, that is not correct. Just 180m will do very well.
Sputnik covered the incident earlier today. I was going to link it here but lacked time. Nice job, Scott. I would only add that such childish behaviour on the part of the pindos reflects the sort of low life that are given command now in the usn, and this being a steady practice since the raygun regime. Basicallly, the usn has been turned into an adolescent gay club. Chickensh?t stunts like that done by that usn ship are the result of putting adolescent gays in command of ships.
I can’t see any hull number, name or flag on this ship. Don’t the US Navy vessels have these anymore?
“On June 17th, US destroyer cut off Russian patrol frigate that was fighting Islamic terrorists ISIS in Syria, by sailing a little too close to the wind.”
The real issue is why that American warship was interfering with that Russian patrol frigate fighting ISIS terrorists.
You would think that America, the country that began and leads the Global War on Terror, would get the hell of the way and welcome Russia shredding ISIS terrorists to pieces.
But instead, the Americans are more interested in obstructing and sabotaging Russia’s fight against ISIS in general.
It seems that the United Snakes of America is coming out of the closet more and more as it desperately tries to save its “moderate” terrorist proxies in the USA’s terror war against Syria.
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