Saturday, April 08, 2017

Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes

Admiral Grigorovich

Fox News is reporting that one of the Russian Navy's most modern frigates  has entered the eastern Mediterranean Sea Friday and is heading toward the two U.S. Navy destroyers that launched missile strikes into Syria.

The Russian naval frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the Bosphorus Strait “a few hours ago” from the Black Sea, according to a U.S. defense official. 

The Admiral Grigorovich class (Фрегаты проекта 11356Р/М) is the latest class of frigates ordered by the Russian Navy for the Black Sea Fleet. Six ships (two batches of three ships) have been ordered so far to be built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad. Some reports indicate that the Grigorovich uses the CW call sign of RGR79 and a voice call sign of Buryevestnik.