November 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the Peter the Great heavy nuclear missile cruiser (TARKR) of the Northern Fleet has entered the Barents Sea to perform combat training tasks.
A few days earlier, the crew of TARKR “Peter the Great” worked out the issues related to preparing the ship in the base, conducting the ship’s access to the sea and the basic access to performing combat exercises.
The mine support of the exit from the main base of the Northern Fleet, the city of Severomorsk, of an atomic missile cruiser, was carried out by a shipwrecking group of the Kola Flotilla of diverse forces within the basic minesweepers Kotelnich and Kolomna.
In the training grounds of the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea, the crew of the cruiser began working out training and combat missions in cooperation with airplanes and helicopters of the army of the Air Force and Air Defense.
At the first stage, the operation of the radio equipment of the ship’s armament in various modes of operation for detecting and tracking aerial targets was verified. The role of aerial targets served anti-submarine aircraft IL-38.
Then the crew worked on interaction with the Ka-27 deck-based anti-submarine helicopters, searching for a conventional enemy submarines, as well as ensuring the reception of helicopters on the ship’s deck.
In the near future, the crew of the cruiser “Peter the Great” will conduct a series of exercises on anti-submarine and air defense, as well as perform combat training exercises with the use of practical weapons.
TARKR “Peter the Great” – is the world’s largest non-aviation attack warship equipped with a nuclear power plant. It is designed to defeat large surface targets, providing integrated anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defense. The cruiser is equipped with modern weapons systems. He has no equal both in the number of types of weapons and in their number. The ship took part in the largest oceanic exercises of the Russian Navy and in a number of international exercises, including in the Caribbean. During the long journeys, he traveled more than 170 thousand miles in all the oceans of the Earth, performed tasks in the Arctic zone, and also made a voyage around the world.
For the first time in the history of the modern Russian Navy in January 2013, President Vladimir Putin of Russia presented the high award to the TARKR crew, the Order of Nakhimov.
From October 2016 to February 2017, Peter the Great performed long-range missions in the North-East Atlantic and the Mediterranean, ensuring the combat stability of the Northern Fleet aircraft carrier group, which for the first time took part in a combat operation to combat international terrorism in Syria the use of strike aircraft carrier-based aircraft on the objects of the militants.