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Two Russian warships enter territorial waters of Sri Lanka


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A detachment of Pacific Fleet ships led by the flagship of the Nakhimov Guards missile cruiser Varyag, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs and the large sea tanker Boris Butoma have entered the responsibility zone of the TOF south of Sri Lanka.

The detachment of ships is making an inter-fleet transition from the Mediterranean Sea to the point of permanent deployment in Vladivostok after completing tasks in the far maritime zone, the Navy Recognition reported.

In the area of Sri Lanka Island, the Pacific Fleet took operational control of the ships' detachment on the crossing from the Black Sea Fleet, whose area of responsibility they successfully traversed. The detachment of ships is currently making the crossing across the Indian Ocean.

About the destroyer

Admiral Tributs is a Project 1155 Large Anti-Submarine Ship (Большой Противолодочный Корабль, BPK) of the Russian Navy. The ship was laid down on 19 April 1980 and launched on 26 March 1983.

The vessel is 163 m (534.8 ft) long with a beam of 19.3 m (63.3 ft) and a draught of 7.8 m (25.6 ft). Displacement was 6,200 t (6,102 long tons) standard and 7,900 t (7,775 long tons) full load.

Power is provided by four 23,000 kW (31,000 hp) hp GTA M-9 propulsion complexes, each comprising a 6,300 kW (8,500 hp) M-62 and a 16,800 kW (22,500 hp) hp M-8KF powering two fixed pitch propellers. which gave a maximum speed of 29.5 knots (55 km/h; 34 mph).

To combat submarines, Admiral Tributs mounts two quadruple launchers for eight missiles in the Metel Anti-Ship Complex along with two RBU-6000 12-barrel rocket launchers for close in defence.

  Comments - 6

  • Proud to be a Sri Lankan Thursday, 03 November 2022 10:38 PM

    The question is did they invade into our territorial water without permission? That is about 12 nautical mile around our boarders except in the Palk straight?

    Ari Friday, 04 November 2022 05:50 AM

    Relax proud to be Sri Lankan, when has Russia tried to invade us or interfere in our affairs unlike other so called friendly nations.

    Punchi Friday, 04 November 2022 06:04 AM

    If we are a sovereign Buddhist albeit failed paradise why have we not invited the foremost living Buddhist the Dalai Lama to visit our paradise. In reality we are subservient craven dogs to communist atheist China and dare not upset our masters

    Lionel Van Der Veldt Friday, 04 November 2022 11:37 AM

    Spot on ole chap . Most Sri Lankan’s can’t see the shit from the shovel.

    Disgusted Friday, 04 November 2022 12:19 PM

    Wake up Ari, Russia and China are two peas in a pod. China has a 99 year lease of one of the country's ports in the South and like Russia going into war with Ukraine, when China goes into war with Taiwan they will use the port and may need Russia's help. If this was to occur and China uses the port as a base, do you for one moment think Sri Lanka's armed forces is geared to do anything about it?.

    Terrence Saturday, 05 November 2022 08:28 AM

    Is silence golden when foreign intruders try to gate crash our boundaries or has someone given the OK like the person who brought Tourists into the country during the height of the Covid . Then we can expect oil, gas etc. in reciprocation with our Tea having sunshine in the future? Ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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