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.

Offices | Sperry Marine

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.

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