Marshal Ustinov Practices Shore Bombardment

March 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser of the Northern Fleet carried out a complex of artillery firing at coastal targets at training grounds in the Barents Sea. Combat calculations of AK-130 artillery mounts improved their skills in hitting unseen coastal target positions. According to the preliminary results of the exercise, all the targets that were fired were successfully hit. In the near future, the crew of the missile cruiser will continue to work out actions on sudden introduction, as well as conduct exercises on…

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Project Aleksandr Otrakovsky Gunnery Training in Barents Sea

February 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the large landing ship of the Kola Flotilla of the heterogeneous forces of the Northern Fleet “Alexander Otrakovsky” went to the Barents Sea to perform a set of combat training tasks. The crew of the ship worked defeat the surface of the enemy, the suppression of the firing point of the enemy on the shore. Shooting at the coastal and surface targets conducted a combat calculation of the 57-mm artillery installation of the missile-artillery warhead of the ship. During the training exit, the…

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Admiral Gorshkov led a detachment of ships in the Barents Sea

February 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The lead frigate of Project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” worked in the Barents Sea for maneuvering and training in communications as part of a squad of warships under the overall guidance of Deputy Commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov. The frigate performed the role of the flagship of the detachment from which the joint maneuvers were controlled. Together with the frigate, the multifunctional logistics support vessel Elbrus and the sea tug Nikolay Chiker participated in…

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Two Project 1241s Conduct Missile and Gun Firing Training in Barents Sea

January 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – Small anti-submarine ships of the Northern Fleet “Brest” and “Jung” carried out a complex of artillery and anti-aircraft missile firing in the Barents Sea in accordance with the combat training plan. The combat calculations of the missile-artillery combat units of the ships worked on firing from the AK-176 artillery, AK-630 rapid-fire guns and the Osa-M anti-aircraft missile system. Sailors successfully hit surface, coastal and aerial targets. Special attention was paid to conducting an air defense exercise with the implementation of practical firing of anti-aircraft…

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Admiral Gorshkov Trains in Barents Sea

January 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the main frigate of project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” left the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk to the Barents Sea to work out a set of combat training tasks. For several days, the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” will perform a series of combat exercises with weapons in the sea training grounds of the Northern Fleet. Will conduct shooting at sea and air targets. Work out the interaction with aviation and with surface ships…

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Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov Working Up in Barents Sea

December 4, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov frigate, which was commissioned to the Russian Navy in 2018, went to the ranges of the Northern Fleet to perform combat training tasks as part of the planned activities of combat training and deployment of combat exercises in the new training year. Within a few days, the crew of the frigate is to work out voyage organization of service, conduct weapons and equipment trial in the Barents Sea. An exercise of damage control on…

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RFS Peter Velikiy Trains in Barents Sea

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…

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Pilots of the Northern Fleet performed aerial reconnaissance of an ice field in the Arctic

October 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the crews of two airplanes Tu-142 of the air base of the air force and air defense of the Northern Fleet performed a planned flight in order to obtain information about the ice situation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Pilots flew over the Barents, Kara Sea and Laptev Sea, carrying out aerial reconnaissance of ice fields. The data obtained will greatly facilitate the construction of routes and navigation in the Arctic zone, including for civilian ships. Flights in the Arctic…

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Admiral Gorshkov Conducting Workups in Barents Sea

October 4, 2018 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, carrying out the planned tasks of the combat training course in the Barents Sea, successfully conducted a series of practical shooting at sea and air targets from the sea-based anti-aircraft missile system of the Polymer-redut vertical launch. The crew of the ship three times successfully hit air targets at various altitudes and distances with anti-aircraft missiles. Also noted accurate hit on the sea shield, simulating a small surface target. Shooting took place in…

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Northern Fleet Submarines Conducted Undeerwater Duel in the Barents Sea

October 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – The crews of nuclear submarines of two different formations of the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet carried out a complex of anti-submarine exercises with torpedo firing. The trainings were carried out for several days and were of a bilateral nature. Submariners operated in the fleet testing grounds in the Barents Sea in accordance with the combat training plan. At the first stage of the exercise, the crews of nuclear submarines worked out the tactics of searching and tracking an underwater enemy using sonar…

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Northern Fleet Vladimir Humanenko Returned From

The crew of Project 12660 Vladimir Gumanenko of the Kola Flotilla of the various forces (including either KIL-143 or KIL-164) of the Northern Fleet carried out combat exercises in the ranges of the Barents Sea. The combat calculations of the artillery unit fulfilled the fire on the conventional aircraft, and also carried out a set of artillery fire at the target position simulating the combat ship of the conventional enemy. A combat exercise was also carried out to destroy the floating mines. In addition to improving the skills of using…

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Severomorsk and Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Conduct ASW Training in Barents Sea

The Northern Fleet ship search-and-strike group composed of the major ASW ships Severomorsk and Vice Admiral Kulakov are holding the test tactical drill on searching for and destroying the simulated enemy’s submarine. The exercise contains several stages in the Northern Fleet ranges in the Barents Sea led by the commanding officer of an anti-submarine brigade Captain 1 Rank Andrei Klimenko. The ships are to work out interaction with each other, as well as with nuclear-powered and diesel-electric submarines and ASW aircraft, master new tactical methods of joint search for a…

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Icebreaker Ilya Muromets leaves Baltic naval base and heads for Barents Sea

The icebreaker Ilya Muromets left the Baltic naval base and heads for the Barents Sea. The vessel sailed off for interfleet passage covering roughly 2,000 nautical miles to the home stationing. The Baltic Fleet warships and aircraft supported state tests of the icebreaker that took place at naval training areas of the Fleet. In course of the tests the seamen checked functioning of the aviation complex: Baltic Fleet helicopters landed on the deck more than 100 times in various weather conditions by day and at night. The new-generation icebreaker Ilya…

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Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov trained interaction with air force in Barents Sea, Northern Fleet

Today, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov practiced combat tasks in cooperation with aircraft of the air force and air defense army at naval training zone in the Barents Sea. At the first stage, the radio-technical equipment was operated to test its detection and tracking capabilities. The Il-38 ASW aircraft was simulating a target. Afterwards, the seamen practiced interaction with the Ka-27 helicopters to search for submarines of a mock enemy as well as to provide landing of the helicopters on the deck.

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Northern Fleet warship detachment returns to base having performed tasks in the Arctic

Regiment of support ships and crafts of the Northern Fleet, performing tasks in the Arctic Ocean headed by the Severomorsk ASW, is finishing its distant cruise and returning to the main base of the Fleet – Severomorsk. A solemn welcome ceremony will be held on October 4 in the ASW deployment area . Carrying the flag of Commander of the Kola Flotilla combined forces Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, the regiment covered over 6,000 nautical miles to reach the New Siberian Islands in the Laptev Sea, passing the Barents Sea and…

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