2 Ocak 2012 Pazartesi
By Storm Su-33, enters the Athens FIR, the "red" Armada
The largest Russian fleet sailed to the Mediterranean from the time of the tsars, begins major aeronautical exercises in an area within the Athens FIR, southwest of Pylos, just 60 miles the coast of the Peloponnese, they say absolutely authoritative sources in YPETHA defencenet.gr.
Russia blocked a large area for 2 or alternatively, January 3 when the flights will be made fighter aircraft Su-33 to simulate enemy fighter missions to attack the Russian armada.
Other fighters Su-33 (total with two squadrons of 20 fighters Su-33 and approximately 12 impact Su-25) will assume the virtual protection of the Fleet, and interest is whether the scenario will be launching nuclear missiles surface-surface than has the Admiral Kuznetsov
Generally, the exercises, the Russian Navy plans to conduct southwest of Pylos will address the full range of aviation war, with air operations from the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov fight against surface vessels and submarine warfare scenarios.
Right now the "red" armada sailing to the west of Malta (nine vessels), and will soon be joined by the two other vessels remain open and are the capital of Valletta on the island. After the passage of Gibraltar held the evening of 23 in the early hours of December 24 vessels of the aircraft carrier battle group Admiral Kuznetsov refueled the Spanish port of Ceuta, and then went to Malta by performing anti-submarine warfare exercises.
That is why we will be delayed three days to arrive in the area covered by the Athens FIR, which was first to enter the night tonight and tomorrow night will be located south of Kastelorizo.
The Russian naval force consisting of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the destroyer Admiral Chabanenko class Udaloy II, the Yaroslav Mudry frigate class Neustrashimy, the frigate Ladny class Krivak II, the tug Nikolai Chiker, the supply ships Sergei Osipov, Vyazma, Kama and Lena and one or two nuclear submarines of impact on protecting underwater.
The Russian force with the impending arrival in the area between Cyprus and Syria will meet American, and French ships operating in the surrounding sea area for some time forming the watchful eyes of the U.S. in the dramatic developments in Syria. While going to carry out joint exercises with the Syrian Armed Forces.