US cruiser almost collides with Russian warship
RUSSIA: Russian and the United States armed forces have been involved in a series of interceptions and counter-interceptions in the last few days. Russian Pacific Fleet on 7 June accused a guided-missile cruiser of US Carrier Strike Group 5 under the 7th Fleet of performing a dangerous
The face-off between the Russian and American warships took place at 6:35 am 7 June Moscow time. According to the Russian Pacific Fleet, the US guided-missile cruiser Chancellorsville of the US Carrier Strike Group 5 under the 7th Fleet came 50
“The US cruiser Chancellorsville suddenly changed its course and crossed the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer’s course some 50 meters away from the ship. In order to prevent a collision, the Admiral Vinogradov’s crew was forced to conduct an emergency
However, the US Navy blamed the Russian warship of making an unsafe
While USS Chancellorsville was recovering its helicopter on a steady course and speed when the Russian ship DD572 maneuvered from behind and to the right of Chancellorsville accelerated and closed to an unsafe distance of approximately 50-100 feet. This unsafe action forced USS Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid
The US had claimed that the Su-35C intercepted the P-8A Poseidon three times within a span of 175 minutes and the second interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the Russian fighter conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, putting the American pilots and crew at risk.
Admiral Vinogradov is a Udaloy-class destroyer with a standard displacement of 6,200 tonnes and a full load displacement of 7,900 tonnes. The
Its armament includes 2 × 4 SS-N-14 anti-submarine missiles, 8 × vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface-to-air missiles, 2 × 1 100 mm (3.9 in) guns, 4 × 30 mm Gatling guns, 2 × 4 553 mm (21.8 in) torpedo tubes, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo and 2 × RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers. The warship also carries 2 x Ka-27 ‘Helix’ series helicopters.
On the other hand, USS Chancellorsville is Ticonderoga-class cruiser with a full load displacement of 9,800 tonnes. It is 172
[Kashmir Times. 8 June 2019]