Parow

Dieter Flohr reports on the demise following unification of former East Germany’s main naval helicopter base at Parow.

LONG-ESTABLISHED LINKS with the world of aviation look set to come to a close at Parow, a village just north-west of Stralsund on the Baltic coast. In 1938 Reichsluftmarschall Hermann Goering built an airfield on the shallow beaches of Strelasund to accommodate the flying boats. When the flying boats became obsolete, the barracks were retained for training purposes. But, in accordance with the Potsdam Treaty at the end of World War Two, all parts of the airbase that could be used by

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Naval Station San Diego: its history and development

Naval Station San Diego is a sprawling expanse of military seafront. With 12 miles of berths, it dominates ‘America’s finest city’ both physically and psychologically too. Since 1922 the Naval Station has grown in importance and size to be second only to Naval Station Norfolk Virginia.

The property on which Naval Station San Diego is located was deeded by the city of San Diego to the US government on 3 September 1919 in order for a docking and fleet repair base to be constructed. What the US government got was 21 water and 77.2 land acres, mostly composed of tidelands

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Dreadnought to Daring: 100 Years of Comment, Controversy and Debate in The Naval Review

Edited By Peter Hore

29 of today’s most renowned naval commentators have come together to celebrate and analyse the impact of naval thinking covered by The Naval Review. The journal was first published in 1913 by the Naval Society, a group of Royal Navy officers who wanted to encourage thought and discussion on topics affecting the navy. The book is divided chronologically and thematically into a series of articles covering subjects such as convoys, life at sea and ship organisation.

The Coming of the Comet: The Rise and Fall of the Paddle Steamer

Nick Robins

This detailed hardback book looks

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An Island High n Dry

Yefim Gordon visits Russia’s Ostrov Naval Aviation Training Centre

THE DIVISION OF the Russian Air Force into branches — tactical aviation, long-range aviation (the strategic bomber force), army aviation, air defence (PVO) fighter units etc — calls for the establishment of a single tactical training centre for pilots and navigators within each branch. These training centres are responsible not only for mastering new types of hardware but for developing combat tactics against any potential adversary. (Like the USAF, the Soviet Air Force had its own ‘aggressor’ units.)

Such centres are staffed with the best military tacticians and flying instructors and

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The crews of the Northern Fleet naval aviation work out the tactics of anti-submarine warfare

The crews of anti-submarine aircraft from the airbase naval aviation of the Northern Fleet (NF) started working out of the anti-submarine warfare tactics. With military airfields stationed in Murmansk and Vologda regions, naval aviation pilots lifted into the sky Tu-142 and Il-38.   In the course of the flight operations division airbase work out tactics, search, classification and tracking of submarines using sonar radar and anti-submarine detection, conduct training bombing of the marine and coastal landfills SF.

In addition to working out methods of combat training exercises marine pilots improve their skills over the course of

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Black Sea Shipyard took to repair a small scout ship Perejaslav

According to the agreements concluded with the command of the Naval Forces of Ukraine (Naval Forces) "Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant" will take to repair the three ships.

June 19 in the waters of the Black Sea shipyard went small scout ship "Perejaslav" 1824B project to repair the mechanical parts of the ship, special equipment and devices. Experts shipyard plan to repair and put it into operation with the transfer of the Ukrainian Navy in August of this year. Control of the repair work will be carried out by representatives of the Naval Forces of Ukraine.

In early August,

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Exercises in the Norwegian Sea

In the Norwegian Sea during the second phase of the international naval exercise "Northern Eagle-2012" large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet 'Admiral Chabanenko ", frigate Coast Guard Navy Norway" Nordkarp "and destroyer guided missile" Farragot "U.S. Navy carried out a complex artillery firing on surface targets.

At this stage, the teachings of which are run by the Norwegian party on board the frigate Coast Guard "Nordkapp" is also planned for the ship's air defense exercise, which will be involved, and F-16 aircraft of the Air Force in Norway.

Over the past days the ships

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Strike group ASW ships SF spent teaching the implementation of firings in the White Sea.

Naval anti shock group formation of surface ships White Sea naval base (HMB) of the Northern Fleet (NF), together with naval aviation SF spent teaching in marine combat training ranges in the White Sea.   The crews of small anti-submarine ships (IPC) "Onega" and "Naryan-Mar" in conjunction with anti-submarine aircraft Il-38 carried out in a given area of the White Sea search and tracking of submarine (SP), and then made a notional attack submarine detection by using complexes anti-submarine weapons.

One of the main events at the outlet to the sea has become a training naval

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Su-33 cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov began combat training flights

Pilots of heavy aircraft carrier-based aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" began combat training missions, told Itar-Tass spokesman for the Northern Fleet / SF / Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga.

 Photo source:itar-tass.com

"Elements of the take-off and landing aircraft carrier located at the head of the ship aircraft carrier group / CAG / in the North-East Atlantic, practiced the most experienced pilots of the deck," — he said.

"The first from the deck of an aircraft carrier in the long voyage took off in the heavy fighter Su-33 squadron commander, Colonel Nikolai Deriglazov. A first landing on the

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Recent military programs from Russian Empire

Surprisingly, in the historiography not generalize the information nor the means allocated for the modernization of the Russian army and navy the other day Russian-Japanese and First World Wars, nor the impact of these costs on the economic, cultural and social development of Russia. Meanwhile militarism fatally affected her social and political life. It first manifested itself in the impact of the arms race on the national economy, the deterioration of the overwhelming majority of the population. In particular, the consequences of militarization was felt sharply in the late XIX century.

At the turn of the XIX-XX centuries. Many

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