Russian Navy’s drill in Black Sea; Turkey sends troops in Libya; Mass deliveries of Su-57 in 2020

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Russian Black Sea Fleet frigates search for enemy submarines in drills

The Black Sea Fleet’s naval taskforce comprising frigates and submarines held drills to search for, track and destroy a notional enemy’s subs, the Fleet’s press office reported on Thursday.

The submarines Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino alternately simulated the adversary force that was seeking to get away from the chase. The crews of the frigates Admiral Makarov and Admiral Grigorovich fulfilled the tasks of searching for submarines jointly with small anti-submarine warfare ships,” the press office said in a statement.

The sailors practiced employing sonars to search for adversary submarines. In turn, the crews of submarines coped with the tasks of dodging a strike and striking a hunter-killer group with missile and torpedo armament.

Erdogan says Turkey will send troops to Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that Tripoli has requested it, and he will present legislation to parliament in January for deployment to the north African country.

Ankara signed two separate accords a month ago with Libya’s internationally recognised government of Fayez al-Serraj, one on security and military cooperation and another on maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean.

Serraj’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has been fending off a months-long offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces in eastern Libya, which have received support from Russia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

“Since there is an invitation (from Libya) right now, we will accept it,” Erdogan told members of his AK Party in a speech. “We will put the bill on sending troops to Libya on the agenda as soon as parliament opens.”

Mass deliveries of fifth-generation Su-57 fighter to Russian troops to begin in 2020

The first large-scale deliveries of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet to Russia’s Aerospace Force will begin already next year, CEO of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec said in a material published by RBC media group on Thursday.

“Large-scale work awaits us in 2020 to stabilize the aircraft industry… The first large-scale deliveries of the fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft will begin. Of course, these are challenging tasks that will truly mobilize us,” the chief executive said, commenting on the plans for the next year.

Russia’s Sukhoi Aircraft Company signed a contract with the Defense Ministry at the Army international arms show near Moscow on August 22, 2018 for the delivery of the first two Su-57 fighters to the Russian troops. Then-Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said that the first serial-produced Su-57 out of 15 such planes scheduled for delivery was set to arrive for the troops in 2019.

At the Army-2019 international arms show, the Defense Ministry signed a new contract with the Sukhoi Aircraft Company on the manufacture and the delivery of 76 Su-57 multirole fighters for the Russian troops.

The Su-57 is a fifth-generation multirole fighter designed to destroy all types of air, ground and naval targets. The Su-57 fighter jet features stealth technology with the broad use of composite materials, is capable of developing supersonic cruising speed and is furnished with the most advanced onboard radio-electronic equipment, including a powerful onboard computer (the so-called electronic second pilot), the radar system spread across its body and some other innovations, in particular, armament placed inside its fuselage.

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