Project 03160 Launched at Pella Shipyard

Google Translation After completion of necessary tests, the boat will be handed over to the State Customer and incorporated into the Baltic Fleet. The boat is designed for the following tasks: delivery of a group of personnel of at least 20 people with the provision of the highest possible speed during the landing and landing of the group; on duty in designated areas; interception and detention of small targets; participation in the rescue of people in the areas of duty. The navigation area is the coastal zone of the seas,…

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Over 40 warships to take part in Russia’s naval parade in 2018

Google Translation from TASS Over 40 warships, including 18 most advanced surface combatants, and also 25 aircraft and helicopters will be involved in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg this year, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. “This year, we plan to involve 41 warships, including 18 most advanced combat ships. One of them is the small missile ship Uragan whose construction was completed in 2018. Also, 25 aircraft and over 4,000 servicemen will be involved in the event,” the defense minister told the ministry’s…

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Helicopter crews of the Baltic Fleet improve their piloting skill

Crews of Mi-24 and Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation conducted scheduled training flights. Pilots of Mi-24 helicopters practiced landing and taking off, flights to the assigned sea area in order to check surface situation, conduct strikes on targets with GSh-23 aviation gun and unguided projectiles. Special attention was paid to flights at nighttime, instrumental landing, flights over the sea as well as covering ship and ground groupings from the air. About 10 different helicopters were involved in the training.

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Baltiysk Naval Base ships prepare to perform combat training tasks

Ships of the Baltic naval base are preparing for sorties to carry out planned combat training tasks. At the first stage of the exercise, the ships are to practice combat training tasks at the stationing point to be ready for sailing and perform combat and daily tasks while staying in the base. Further, the Baltic Fleet ships are to perform a number of the assigned tasks at sea, including anti-ship and air defence ones. The strike forces of the naval base, small missile ships and boats, minesweepers, and various auxiliary…

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Baltic Fleet Helicopter pilots train instrument flying

The Ka-27 helicopters, the Baltic Fleet Air Force, are carrying out control drills on instrument flying. The Ka-27PL ASW and KA-27PS SAR helicopters are practicing instrument flying. Special curtains cover the cockpit so that the flight can be performed only by means of flight instruments. Crews fly along the assigned routes, relying on board equipment. When approaching for landing, pilots use special systems and alternative means. The main task of the drills is to test skills of operating helicopters in difficult weather conditions and poor visibility.

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RFS Admiral Vladimirsky Port Call at Mumbai

The research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, has called at the port of Mumbai, India, during its survey cruise. The ships will replenish fuel, water and food supplies at the calling port of Mumbai, and crew will visit the port and take a rest after long sailing. At the first stage of the cruise, the vessel has surveyed more than 11,000 lane kilometre deep and covered more than 15,000 nautical miles.

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Baltic Fleet Oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky enters Mediterranean

The oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, being on long-distance mission, has completed its passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea. In course of the mission, the crew will perform a great deal of hydrographic and scientific work. The route of the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky lies through two oceans, five seas and equator. There are some stopovers planned in Cyprus, India, Mauritius, and Italy for rest and replenishing of supplies. On December 15, the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky sailed from home station in Kronstadt for…

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Baltic Fleet Shipborne Helicopters Make Over 200 landings in 2017

In 2017, the Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet Naval Air Force have carried out more than 200 landings on the decks of different-type carriers. More than a third of them have been made in the dark conditions. In total, Ka-27 crews have spent more than 1,500 hours in the air, exceeding the year flight plan by 10 %. In the Baltic Sea waters, the Ka-27 helicopters have participated in tests of the newest ships built for the Russian Navy. In 2018, Ka-27 ship-based helicopters are to take part in…

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Baltic Fleet Air Defense Exercise

The Baltic Fleet stationing bases – Baltiysk and Kronstadt – hosted an air defense exercise, which involved about 20 surface vessels. During the exercise, the ships worked out application of organic AD forces and means of ship formations to repel strikes of the enemy’s air attack means. When approaching the fire line, air targets were destroyed from antiaircraft artillery systems, AK-630 artillery systems and other ship-borne air defense means.

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Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky lays it course to Indian Ocean

Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky has left Kronstadt for the Indian Ocean. The route is laid through the Baltic and Northern Seas, English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. The ship crew is to make complex oceanographic researches and check ship’s radio navigation systems.

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Most advanced warships to join Baltic Fleet 2017

The Baltic Fleet has significantly intensified combat training this year. When it comes to costal exercise, 100% of combat training plan was implemented. Moreover, the Bal missile battalion held its first live-fire exercise in course of the Zapad 2017 strategic drills. As for Naval Air Force, the total flight time has amounted to more than 4,500 hours, which is 10% more than last-year figures. The patrol boat Raptor joined the Fleet in 2017. Besides, the Fleet received the minesweeper Alexander Obukhov equipped with the largest monolithic fiberglass hull. Nowadays, the…

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Baltic Fleet ship enters port of Djibouti

The corvette Soobrazitelny, Baltic Fleet, being on long-distance mission, has visited the port of Djibouti. The Russian seamen will replenish all the supplies and make all scheduled maintenance, examine the ship and visit some sites on shore in free time. Dozens of internal trainings have been held in course of the mission in the Red Sea. The detachment of the Baltic Fleet made up of the corvettes Boiky, Soobrazitelny, and ship tanker Kola sailed off Baltiysk on October 14. Currently the corvette Boiky and ship tanker Soobrazitelny are on mission…

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Baltic Fleet pilots practised intercepting air targets and hitting objects of a simulated enemy

Su-27 pilots of the Baltic Fleet practiced intercepting air targets and hitting objects of a simulated enemy in the Kaliningrad region. In particular, they practiced detecting and intercepting a simulated intruder. Crews of Su-24 and Su-30SM of the naval aviation practiced conducting air strikes on surface and ground targets. More than 10 aircraft of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation squadron were involved in the training

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