RFS Aleksandr Obukhov May Have Located a Lost Submarine

October 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the minesweeper “Aleksandr Obukhov” of the Baltic Fleet during the planned development of training tasks in the search and detection of training mines recorded the presence of a large underwater object. The survey was carried out using the latest equipment installed on a minesweeper – the Alexandrite sapping sonar station and…

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Results of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Trials Discussed

October 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Admiralty, at a workshop led by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the results of state tests of the first diesel-electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (project 636.3), built at Admiralty Shipyards, were reviewed. The sea stage of the state tests of the submarine was completed on October 10 in the Baltic…

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Croix du Sud Trains With Swedish Navy

October 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 30 September 2019, the Croix du Sud tripartite mine hunter deployed in the Baltic Sea for a month, conducted a series of exercises off Sweden in cooperation with the Swedish Navy’s H(SW)MS Trossö . The purpose of these common exercises was to enhance interoperability between the two Allied navies while providing quality crew…

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RFS Korolev Practices Laying ASW Minefield

September 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The large landing ship (BDK) “Korolev” of the Baltic Fleet, in the framework of the Baltic Fleet’s combat readiness check, completed the tasks of mine-setting in sea ranges in the Baltic Sea. The crew of the landing ship staged a defensive anti-submarine minefield in a given area, putting a total of about 20 training…

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Baltic Beckons for Minehunter HMS Cattistock

October 3, 2019 – Off on a whistle-stop NATO assignment around the ports and inlets of the eastern Baltic for the next seven weeks is minehunter HMS Cattistock. The veteran Hunt-class ship departed not her native Portsmouth, but the less-familiar surroundings of Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde after completing a demanding month of pre-deployment training. She’ll make her way eastwards…

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FS La Motte-Picquet & Croix du Sud in Exercise Northern Coasts 2019

September 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – For almost two weeks, from 6 to 18 September 2019, the Allied navies trained in the Baltic Sea as part of a scenario created from scratch. The Task Force 356 was established as part of the year “NOCO19” Northern Coasts 2019 . The international exercise was organized by Germany and brought together allied countries…

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Over 40 ships begin exercise Northern Coasts in the Baltic Sea

September 3, 2019 – Around 3,000 troops and more than 40 vessels from 18 nations are taking part in the annual Northern Coasts naval exercise that starts on 3 September in Copenhagen. Northern Coasts will take place near the Danish straits connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, as well as between Kiel and Bornholm. It will run until…

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Russian Navy Exercise Ocean Shield-2019 in the Baltic Sea

August 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The forces of the Northern Fleet, which took part in the Main Naval Parade, began the inter-naval exercise of the Russian Navy “Ocean Shield – 2019”. At various stages of maneuvers, more than 20 warships, submarines and support vessels will be involved in them, as well as up to 20 aircraft and helicopters of…

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UK Joint Expeditionary Force Deploys to Baltic Sea

May 20, 2019 – Royal Navy flagship HMS Albion deploys to the Baltic Sea today to lead a multinational task group in support of European security. Thousands of UK armed forces personnel will take part in the first UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) maritime deployment. HMS Albion carries the joint staff who will command the deployment – codenamed Baltic Protector…

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UK-led high-readiness force to deploy to the Baltic Sea

April 3, 2019 – Nearly 2,000 UK Armed Forces personnel will deploy to the Baltic Sea for a series of multinational exercises in support of European security. Sailors and marines from all nations of the UK-led high-readiness Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will take part in the deployment, due to take place in May, which will underline the importance of protecting…

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Baltic Fleet Ships Undergoing Weapons Training

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of the ships of the Baltic Fleet took to the sea for scheduled combat shooting. In total, more than ten warships and support vessels were involved in combat training activities. In the Baltic Sea will be held artillery battles by single ships. Seafarers will have to perform artillery and anti-aircraft fire at…

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Project 877 Dimitrov Returns From Baltic Sea Training

November 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – The diesel-electric submarine (diesel-electric submarines) “Dmitrov” completed the complex of combat training tasks in the Baltic Sea and headed for the Gulf of Finland, after which it would return to its permanent station – Kronstadt. One of the main stages of the combat training of the crew of “Dmitrov” was the successful torpedo firing,…

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