Bold Monarch-2008 Continues: AS-34 Successfully Mates with NATO Boat
A NATO press release dated 28 May announced that for the first time, the Russian rescue submersible AS-34 has mated with a submarine, the Norwegian submarine “Uthaug”, from the NATO alliance and transferred crew members.
A few days ago, the AS-34 practiced an underwater docking with a Polish submarine, but did not actually mate as the fittings were 5mm in diameter different.
The active phase of Bold Monarch-2008 continues through the 5th of June
The Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy Discusses Military Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan.
The Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotskiy will discuss the development of military cooperation between the two countries during an initial visit to Bishkek on Thursday, Navy press secretary Kaptain 1st Rank Igor’ Dygalo told the RIA Novosti press service.
“The main goal of the visit – the first in the history of relations between the two countries – will be to agree with Kyrgyz authorities on issues affecting further strengthening and development of Russian-Kyrgyz military cooperation”.
Dygalo said that the plan for the Admiral’s visit included talks with the military leadership of the republic, a visit to the Russian airbase at Kant and Russian Navy bases on the shores of the high mountain lake Issyk-Kul’, a Navy facility in the village of Chaldovar. The Commader in Chief will also acquaint himself with the work of OAO “Dastan”, once a great enterprise in the military-industrial complex of the USSR.