Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Russia poised for largest naval exercise for decades

Russian warships have embarked on a long voyage to the Black and Mediterranean seas to take part in what the Defence Ministry said would be the largest naval exercise in decades.

It said on Wednesday that ships from its Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific fleets would stage the exercise at the end of the month to test their ability to act together outside Russian waters.

Its website said the training exercise would also include anti-terrorism and anti-piracy drills.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/02/us-russia-naval-exercise-idUSBRE9010F120130102