RFS Ivan Gren Transfers to the Northern Fleet

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – By order of Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, a working group led by Admiral Alexander Vitko, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, checked in Kaliningrad the readiness of the large landing ship Ivan Gren to the inter-fleet transition from the Baltic Fleet to the Northern Fleet, to a permanent location. The organization of the service on the ship, the training of the commander and crew for the transition, the readiness of the watch officers and specialists of the navigator warhead, as well…

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Yaroslav Mundriy Deploys to Syria

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet as part of the patrol ship (TFR) “Yaroslav the Wise” and the tanker “Lena”, which is in a long hike, continues to perform tasks in the Mediterranean. The crew of the “Yaroslav the Wise” during the march is working out the elements of the course task at sea, conducting planned ship trainings of combat crews and exercises for fighting for survivability. In the course of fulfilling the planned combat missions, the crew of the TFR in…

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Project 22800 Uragan Begins Sea Trials

September 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – State tests of the head small missile ship project 22800 “Uragan”, head. No. 251, will be held in the White and Baltic Seas.  Upon completion of all necessary tests, the ship will be handed over to the State Customer and entered into the Baltic Fleet.  A small rocket ship is designed to conduct combat operations in the near sea zone and participate in the fulfillment of tasks in peacetime and wartime independently and in interaction. Technical specifications Length about 67 m Width about 11 m Standard…

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Because of the bad weather, additional security measures were taken in the Baltic Fleet

September 26, 2018 (Google Translation) – Due to the unfavorable climate forecast in the basing and dislocation areas of the forces of the Baltic Fleet in the territory of the Kaliningrad region, measures were taken to prepare ships for increased wind and excitement. On warships and ships, additional mooring ends are added, the duty watch service is strengthened, the ships are sealed and the equipment of the upper decks is fixed in a storm fashion, charts of atmospheric pressure and wind speed are maintained. Also tested and ready for use…

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Baltic Fleet Exercises With Coastal Defenses of Kaliningrad

September 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Fleet is completing a planned camp gathering of the units of the missile forces and artillery of the army corps. More than 700 servicemen and more than 200 pieces of military equipment of artillery and missile units of the corps, as well as marines of the fleet, were involved in combat training at several ranges in the Kaliningrad region. During the planned field exit, artillerymen and missile men carried out more than 200 different fire missions using Grad rocket launcher systems, Hyacinth…

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Baltic Fleet Ka-27 Helicopters Conduct Deck Landing Training With RFS Sobystvitelny

September 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the Baltic Sea, the crews of the Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation worked on the deck of the corvette “Sobystvitelny”. During the exercise with the corvette of the Baltic Fleet pilots shipborne helicopters made more than 20 landings on the ship in drift and on the move, some of which – in the dark. Night flights occupy a special place in the helicopter crew training program. Each pilot must have the skills to control the helicopter in conditions of reduced…

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Baltic Fleet Ships Return to Base

September 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – For several days in the naval ranges of the Baltic Fleet, the fleet’s ships, combined into several tactical groups, fulfilled the objectives of the mission – antisubmarine and anti-aircraft defense, mine protection. The crews of the ships of the naval units fulfilled the elements of the coursework tasks, fired artillery fire at air and sea targets of various complexity, carried out deep-seated bombings, and worked out mine-torpedo exercises. In all, 15 warships, boats and vessels supporting the Baltic Fleet, as well as aircraft and…

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Baltic Fleet Strike Group Goes to Sea

September 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Fleet begins the phase of a planned tactical exercise of the diverse forces of the Baltic naval base to land the sea assault. To the naval part of the exercise, which will be held in the training grounds of the fleet in the Baltic Sea, 15 surface vessels, boats and support vessels are engaged. In the course of conducting tactical exercises, it is planned to work out the actions of a grouping of diverse fleet forces in accordance with combat mission. Artillery…

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Russian Baltic Fleet Conducts Anti-Aircraft Defense Exercise

September 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – Within the framework of the planned tactical training of the diverse forces of the Baltic naval base, the large landing ships of the Baltic Fleet successfully worked out tasks to repel the attacks of the air attacks of the conventional enemy. In one of the sea ranges in the Baltic Sea, the shipborne landing group of the large landing craft (KGB) Korolev, Alexander Shabalin and Minsk successfully carried out a complex of measures to repel the air raid of the “enemy”. During the exercise…

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Baltic Fleet’s training ship Perekop to cross Arctic Ocean

September 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Fleet’s training ship Perekop will cross the Arctic Ocean within a distant cruise. Her crew has made the first-ever passage through the Bering Strait between the two continents – Eurasia and North America. Having called to the main base of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Forces in Kamchatka, the training ship Perekop continued her distant cruise, completed her sailing in the Pacific Ocean, passed through the treacherous Bering Strait and entered the Arctic Ocean. Having reached the Chukchi Sea, the ship’s crew and…

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Baltic Fleet ship performed artillery firing at sea

August 18, 2018 (Google Translation) – The missile boat Chuvashiya (Baltic Fleet) successfully carried out sea artillery firing on shooting marks that were imitating surface targets and means of air defense of the imaginary enemy. The boat practiced combat elements on repelling attacks of small-sized targets as well as elements of air defence in a complex operational-and- tactical situation. 76-mm and 30-mm artillery mounts were used for range practice. In addition, the crew conducted the drill on repelling air strikes of the low-altitude imaginary enemy with implementation of antiaircraft artillery…

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Yaroslav Mudriy Visits Sudan

August 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – The guard ship Yaroslav Mudriy, the Baltic Fleet, being on counter-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, sailed to the Red Sea to make a call at the port of Sudan (the Republic of Sudan). During the visit, the Russian ship crew will replenish supplies of water and food. Some seamen will spend time on the shore. Besides, during the 3-day call, seamen are to do regular maintenance and check the ship. Yaroslav Muriy left Baltiysk on April 15. Its main goal during the…

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Baltic Fleet’s RFS Dmitrov “destroyed” ships of the conventional enemy during exercise

Google translation The diesel-electric submarine (DEPL) of the Baltic Fleet Dmitrov during the exercise successfully carried out a set of practical torpedo firing from underwater position on surface targets within the planned exit to the sea. Before the DEPL crew, the task was to covertly enter the parking area of ​​the detachment of the conventional enemy combat ships, which designated the antisubmarine ships of the Baltic naval base, and attack them with torpedo weapons. The task of mine action support of the submarine’s escape to the area of ​​the exercise…

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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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