• Short Summary

    THE STRONG SOVIET FLEET IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THIS YEAR, WHICH INCLUDES THE LATEST IN MINI-AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, AND THE UNITED STATES SIXTH FLEET ARE ENGAGED IN CLOSE MUTUAL SURVEILLANCE.

  • Description

    THE STRONG SOVIET FLEET IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THIS YEAR, WHICH INCLUDES THE LATEST IN MINI-AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, AND THE UNITED STATES SIXTH FLEET ARE ENGAGED IN CLOSE MUTUAL SURVEILLANCE.

    THE SIXTH FLEET, THE STRONGEST NATO STRIKING FORCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, NORMALLY CONSISTS OF ABOUT 50 SHIPS, 25,000 MEN AND 200 AIRCRAFT. THE TWO GIANT CARRIERS AND THEIR SUPPORT SHIPS ARE CLAIMED TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE INDEFINITELY AT SEA WITHOUT SHORE BASES.

    THE SOVIET MEDITERRANEAN FLEET WAS INCREASED LAST YEAR TO ABOUT 40 SHIPS -- THE LARGEST IT HAS EVER BEEN. AS WELL AS THE HELICOPTERS OPERATING FROM THEIR NEWEST MINI-AIRCRAFT CARRIER THE MOSKVA, THE SOVIET FLEET HAVE THE SUPPORT OF AIRCRAFT OPERATING FROM BASES IN THE U.A.R. AND ALGERIA.

    THE PROXIMITY OF THE TWO FLEETS MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR EITHER TO CARRY OUT ANY MANOEUVRE UNOBSERVED BY THE OTHER. THE RUSSIAN FLEET IS SHORTLY EXPECTED TO BE STRENGTHENED FURTHER BY THE ARRIVAL OF A SECOND HELICOPTER CARRIER.

    LATER THIS MONTH A NEW NATO NAVAL COMMAND TO CO-ORDINATE AND IMPROVE AIR SURVEILLANCE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN WILL BE ESTABLISHED WITH HEADQUARTERS IN NAPLES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA59T9PFP07LPM6W91LP16C5AVC
    Media URN:
    VLVA59T9PFP07LPM6W91LP16C5AVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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