US XNUMXth Fleet: Cruiser Monterey meets unidentified vessel with Russian-made weapons


The USS Monterey (CG-61) Ticonderoga-class missile cruiser encountered an unidentified vessel in the northern Arabian Sea (unmarked). In the process of inspecting and establishing the ownership of the vessel, the American military found on it a solid batch of weapons, ammunition and equipment of Russian and Chinese production. The public was informed about this in its Twitter account by the press service of the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy.


The message specifies that the unloading (withdrawal) of the mentioned cargo, taking into account its quantity, took two days (May 6-7, 2021). After interrogation, the ship's crew was released. The owners of the vessel and the final point of its voyage will still be established.

Dozens of modern ATGMs made in Russia, thousands of Type 56 assault rifles from China, hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and telescopic sights, grenade launchers and other military equipment were discovered.


We remind you that on April 21 in Brazil, the special police unit Polinter detained one of the largest arms dealers in the world - João Filipe Barbieri. On the eve of law enforcement officers arrested his companion, João Victor Rosa.

In early 2020, the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) released information about the detention in the Arabian Sea of ​​a vessel carrying weapons from Iran. Among the seized were 150 Dekhlavie ATGMs (an analogue of the Russian Kornet ATGMs). Among the cargo were three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, thermal imaging sights, components for UAVs and surface ships, and various ammunition.
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  1. shvn Offline shvn
    shvn (Vyacheslav) 9 May 2021 13: 03
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    Why don’t they find ovine-made weapons?
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) 9 May 2021 13: 04
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      ))) American
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 9 May 2021 13: 23
      +3
      Why don’t they find ovine-made weapons?

      It is capricious, Middle Eastern citizens prefer something simpler and more reliable. Historically, they have become accustomed to the "Kalash". Western goods are periodically brought in (it pops up in Syria), but the consumer votes for the time-tested "scoop."
      Therefore, the "Osovtsy" are cleaning out bins in all sorts of Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, and they are announcing tenders for the purchase of weapons and ammunition of the Soviet type.
      Well, and probably soon a ship with American and European weapons will be detained, only this will not be done by an American cruiser.
      1. Binder Online Binder
        Binder (Miron) 9 May 2021 17: 13
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        Quote: 123
        Why don’t they find ovine-made weapons?

        It is capricious, Middle Eastern citizens prefer something simpler and more reliable.

        Fantasy you do not hold! lol Middle Eastern citizens of the Islamic faith prefer something cheaper and more accessible, which is why they are armed with something Russian / Soviet, Chinese or Iranian-made.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 9 May 2021 21: 46
          +5
          Imagination is great for you! Middle Eastern citizens of the Islamic faith prefer something cheaper and more accessible, which is why they are armed with something Russian / Soviet, Chinese or Iranian-made.

          You are just jealous laughing You understand the preferences of clients, but you cannot offer anything worthwhile. And there is no need to tell you that they are not your friends, they didn’t come up with an anecdote about the Russians - why don’t you shoot? The cartridges ran out. Do you want to sell? winked
          1. Binder Online Binder
            Binder (Miron) 9 May 2021 22: 13
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            Quote: 123
            Do you want to sell?

            The anecdote was invented by Russians and about Russians - this is well known and you should not attribute your sins to others.
            And the clients themselves understand what suits them in terms of price-quality ratio. An example from life: after the Second Lebanese War, the surviving Hezbollah fighters who fought against the Israelis, hastily re-armed from Chinese Kalash on M-16s, purchased somewhere in the South. America. We understood what's what ...
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 9 May 2021 22: 17
              +3
              The anecdote was invented by Russians and about Russians - this is well known and you should not attribute your sins to others.

              The Russians who invented the anecdote must have emigrated long ago yes And this is not the point, if the anecdote has nothing to do with reality, it does not take root.

              And the clients themselves understand what suits them in terms of price-quality ratio. An example from life: after the Second Lebanese War, the surviving Hezbollah fighters who fought against the Israelis, hastily re-armed from Chinese Kalash on M-16s, purchased somewhere in the South. America. We understood what's what ...

              Did I praise the products of the Chinese military-industrial complex? They would have bought Pakistani laughing
              What are Hezbollah militants armed with now? Do they still prefer the M-16?
              1. Binder Online Binder
                Binder (Miron) 9 May 2021 22: 26
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                Quote: 123
                if the anecdote has nothing to do with reality, it does not take root.

                The anecdote still has a lot in common with the realities of the Chechen wars, and then it appeared. laughing

                Quote: 123
                What are Hezbollah militants armed with now? Do they still prefer the M-16?

                You ask them, one thing is for sure - they no longer use the Chinese AK clones.
            2. avg Offline avg
              avg (Alexander) 10 May 2021 10: 39
              +3
              Quote: Bindyuzhnik
              rearmed from the Chinese "Kalash" to the M-16, purchased somewhere in the Yuzhn. America. We understood what's what ...

              Maybe you are right. I haven’t heard about it, but with Chinese Kalash I myself would have re-armed myself. But the whole world knows about the fact that in Vietnam the "Green Berets", at the first opportunity, were rearmed on the AKM.
              1. Binder Online Binder
                Binder (Miron) 10 May 2021 16: 20
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                Quote: avg
                the whole world knows that in Vietnam the "Green Berets", at the first opportunity, were rearmed on the AKM.

                It remains only for Green Berets to find out about this remarkable fact ... lol
                1. avg Offline avg
                  avg (Alexander) 10 May 2021 17: 15
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                  Quote: Bindyuzhnik
                  It remains only for Green Berets to find out about this remarkable fact ...

                  They know that. I'm sorry for you.
                  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
                    Alexndr p (Alexander) 12 May 2021 17: 02
                    +2
                    I'm sorry for you.

                    feel sorry for the binyuzhnik?) This is not the feeling that one should have for such a character. this is a Ukrainian Judeo-Bandera

                    they squeak from this title and are proud of it. Here is a typical ukrainian shopper

  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 9 May 2021 14: 44
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    Why did the American invaders not make an elementary "propaganda move" - ​​did NOT show "on camera close-up" the marks and markings on these weapons and ATGM packaging, "justifying" their "presentation" about its allegedly "Russian production" ??! winked
    After all, such a Soviet-style weapon, even under the Soviet Union, was generously supplied "on loan", alas, to almost all countries and "countries", even a priori insolvent, opportunistically "declared" that they allegedly "embarked on the path of socialism", was mass produced (and in some, like NATO, anti-Russian biased, "fraternal" Bulgaria, is still produced) under a license (and after the collapse of the USSR, and counterfeit!) and was stored in all, now Young NATO, Warsaw Pact countries and in the warehouses of the post-Soviet republics , "multi-vector" released in openly ameromarionette (for example, the vast warehouses of small arms in Nizhyn, near Kiev ... from the Soviet stocks of which were "awarded" with American 11,43mm Thompson submachine guns with cartridges, and other rare "Mauser" - "Parabellum" honored "Fuhrer of the Maidan" -postmaydan "new billionaires" wassat ) and pro-Chinese "regimes" ?!
    After all, the "non-profit American partners" themselves openly took up the production of samples of Soviet (and, probably, Chinese too ?!) small arms precisely to supply their native "proxies" from terrorist ISIS and other "color-mapped regimes" around the world!
    And what prevents Washington from arranging such an anti-Russian and anti-Chinese "video provocation", pragmatically combined with a revision of their usual (along with a "barrel of jam and a basket of cookies" for local corrupt Judo Bad guys) "humanitarian cargo for young democracies", on the deck of this American landing helicopter carrier, in front of reloading of weapons onto transport helicopters and "shore delivery" vessels ?! In their place and with the same tasks, I would have done the same, probably even more inventive. winked

    And also allow "aine frage, bitte!" -Is it not (straight, defiantly, "so that the videographers are right at hand" laid out on the deck) self-loading 7,62 mm SVDeshki are produced in the post-Soviet Russian Federation in the "reference" form of the 1963 model, with such a Soviet "long" muzzle flash suppressor, and wooden, plywood, butt and forend ??! what
    Again "highley like", counting on an anti-Russian biased and completely headless "mass lohtorat" ?!
    wink
  3. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 10 May 2021 00: 45
    +2
    A vessel with no name on board / stern and a flag?
    Why didn't you take a picture? The batteries in the iPhones went down at once ... I see ...
  4. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery Bogatov) 10 May 2021 09: 35
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    Quote: Bindyuzhnik
    Hezbollah militants, who fought against the Israelis, hastily re-armed from the Chinese "Kalash" to M-16, purchased somewhere in the South. America. We understood what's what ...

    Hezbollah would never change the shit named M16, which is always overheated and out of order from the sand in warm countries, would not change to Kalash.Only I believe that the Chinese clones, unlike ours and Czech Kalash, are worse in reliability
    1. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
      Shmurzik (Seymslav) 11 May 2021 00: 50
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      I believe in one thing that the Chinese clones, unlike ours and Czech Kalash worse in reliability

      And what, the Czechs have already started to produce Kalash? ... They even managed with their "samopalami" in the Soviet Union, what could they find on them now ????
      1. nov_tech.vrn Offline nov_tech.vrn
        nov_tech.vrn (Michael) 11 May 2021 12: 04
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        Hungarians, Poles, Romanians, Bulgarians, I don’t know more manufacturers in Eastern Europe.
      2. Valera75 Offline Valera75
        Valera75 (Valery Bogatov) 11 May 2021 13: 35
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        Beguiled with the Hungarians