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Budanov: Russia deploys S-500 systems in Crimea
Weapon / Missile

Budanov: Russia deploys S-500 systems in Crimea

According to the chief of Ukrainian military intelligence Kyrylo Budanov, Russia has deployed a unit of its most advanced air defence system S-500 to Crimea.

Argentina Reportedly Offers Five Super Étendard Fighters to Ukraine
Navy / Maritime Air

Argentina Reportedly Offers Five Super Étendard Fighters to Ukraine

Argentina, suffering from British sanctions, reportedly offers five Super Étendard jet fighters to Ukraine in exchange of military support from France.

Mine Clearance Activities at the Black Sea Begins in July
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

Mine Clearance Activities at the Black Sea Begins in July

Mine clearance efforts to make the Black Sea safer through a joint initiative by Turkiye, Romania and Bulgaria will begin in July.

Ukraine Arms Its USVs With Grad Artillery Rockets
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile Unmanned Systems

Ukraine Arms Its USVs With Grad Artillery Rockets

Ukrainian MoD has announced the integration of Grad 122 mm artillery rocket launchers on its Sea Baby kamikaze USVs.

Russia Intercepts USVs from Helicopters
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Russia Intercepts USVs from Helicopters

Russia introduced a new doctrine to intercept Ukrainian USVs in the Black Sea. Russian helicopters open fire on USVs, similar to ASW doctrine.

Pentagon Tests Ukrainian USV Kamikaze Experience in Florida
Navy / Maritime Ammunition Unmanned Systems

Pentagon Tests Ukrainian USV Kamikaze Experience in Florida

The Pentagon bought an unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), the Muskie M18, from Maritime Tactical Systems Inc. (MARTAC) to test for kamikaze missions.

Russia Hits Dnipro Dam with Cruise Missiles
Weapon / Missile Investment

Russia Hits Dnipro Dam with Cruise Missiles

Dnipro Dam of Ukraine in the city of Zaporizhzhia used as a hydroelectric power plant, was targeted by a Russian cruise missile strike using flare decoys.

NATO Supports Türkiye’s Montreux Strategy at the Black Sea
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

NATO Supports Türkiye’s Montreux Strategy at the Black Sea

The NATO Defence Ministers supported the Turkish approach to the mine clearance activities based on the Montreux Convention in the Black Sea.

 Tripartite Cooperation Against Mines in The Black Sea
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

Tripartite Cooperation Against Mines in The Black Sea

"Black Sea MCM” was signed within the scope of the "Tripartite Initiative" initiated against the mine danger in the Black Sea.

Mines in the Black Sea to be Hunted
Defence Politics Navy / Maritime

Mines in the Black Sea to be Hunted

The "Triple Initiative" agreement against the danger of mines in the Black Sea will be signed in Istanbul tomorrow.

U.S. Resumes Reaper Flights Over Black Sea
Air Unmanned Systems

U.S. Resumes Reaper Flights Over Black Sea

The U.S. had resumed surveillance drone flights over the Black Sea region following a Russian fighter jet intercept that resulted in the downing of a drone.

Russian Aircraft Engaged RAF Intelligence Plane
Air Bilateral Relations

Russian Aircraft Engaged RAF Intelligence Plane

The Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft engaged with a Royal Air Force aircraft. United Kingdom Secretary of Defence Ben Wallace announced the incident.

New Submarine to Russian Baltic Fleet
Navy / Maritime

New Submarine to Russian Baltic Fleet

Russia has announced another completion of acceptance tests. Russian Project 636.6 (NATO Reporting Name: Kilo) class submarine RFNS Ufa passed the trials. The process has been carried out at the Baltic Sea. During trials, mechanisms, systems, weapons and technical units when submerged and surfaced positions. It is reported that the sonar and radio equipment were also tested while the submarine was at full speed. It is known that RFNS Ufa has tested 190 metres depth also.

Does the U.S. Have Eyes on the Black Sea?
Regional / Strategy

Does the U.S. Have Eyes on the Black Sea?

Pentagon supported Stars and Stripes publication, which investigates the effects of the Ukrainian war on the U.S. Navy and NATO'!s presence in the Black Sea