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    BACKGROUND: The Kiev, the first operational carrier of the Soviet Navy, entered the Mediterranean Sea on July 19.

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    Various aerial views of the Kiev underway in the Mediterranean Sea.




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    This motion picture released to CBS for duplication and distribution to interested television and newsfilm pool members. This original footage may not be cut and is to be returned within 72 hours to the Department of Defense Audiovisual Division, Room 2E 773, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301.

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    Background: BACKGROUND: The Kiev, the first operational carrier of the Soviet Navy, entered the Mediterranean Sea on July 19. The Soviets have classified the Kiev as an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) unit. However, her angle flight deck permits the operation of both helicopters and vertical/short takeoff or landing (V/STOL) aircraft. The capability to operate jet-powered V/STOL aircraft provides the Soviets their first sea-going, tactical air support capability. As a result, the ship may be used for multiple missions, including ASW, fleet defense, tactical support or diplomatic presence missions.

    Two additional carriers are under construction, and it is estimated that a total of four will join the Soviet Fleet by the mid-198???'s.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23U7OIPFUNOCRPIZ9IRXI5RDS
    Media URN:
    VLVA23U7OIPFUNOCRPIZ9IRXI5RDS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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