40 Warships and Support Craft for Pacific Fleet Navy Day in Vladivostok

July 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Forty warships, boats, submarines, support ships, 15 pieces of military equipment of coastal troops, 12 aircraft of naval aviation and more than 2 thousand Pacific Fleet servicemen are scheduled to participate in the naval parade and military sports festival.

Commander of the naval parade, which will be held in the waters of the Amur Bay, appointed commander of the Primorsk flotilla of diverse forces of the Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Vladimir Yakushev. This will be his first parade in the new post.

The organizers of the holiday have prepared a new cultural and historical program, which will anticipate practical actions in the water area. This year, the 320th anniversary of the establishment by Peter I of the St. Andrew’s Naval Flag will be the leitmotif of the holiday. For the historical part of the program, the main holiday scene will be styled as decks of the ships of the Russian Navy. The performances will include actors from the Pacific Fleet Drama Theater, the Pacific Fleet Song and Dance Ensemble, the Combined Military Band of the Vladivostok Garrison, as well as the creative teams of the fleet, children’s patriotic clubs in the city of Vladivostok and Primorsky Krai.

Further, in the Amur Bay, rocket ships will mimic a missile strike against a conditional enemy, small anti-submarine ships will search for and destroy a detected submarine using anti-submarine weapons, the basic trawlers will trawl the fairway and will perform undermining of the detected mines. Large amphibious ships and boats will land the Marine Corps by float and stop. The actions of the landing forces will support naval aviation helicopters. During this episode, the guests of the holiday will see the actions of the assault landing groups. Experts of the fleet search and rescue service will also show their skills to the audience.

The celebrations will end with salute and fireworks in honor of the Day of the Navy of Russia.

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