Two Kilos Conduct ASW Training Against Each Other

September 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of diesel-electric submarines of the Kola flotilla of the diverse forces of the Northern Fleet Vladikavkaz and Kaluga (Project 877 Varshavyanka) completed a complex of anti-submarine missions in combat training ranges in the Barents Sea. The submarines worked out the search, establishing contact, tracking and attack of the underwater enemy. Each of the crews carried out maneuvering in underwater position in various swimming modes when searching for and tracking an opponent, as well as during separation from pursuit and preparation for a…

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2019 Russian Arctic Mission Commences

August 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Under the leadership of the commander of the Kola Flotilla of diverse forces, Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, today the next campaign of the Arctic Group of the Northern Fleet along the seas of the Arctic Ocean has begun. The event is held for the 8th consecutive year. The large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Kulakov, the large landing ships Alexander Otrakovsky and Kondopoga, the rescue and towing vessel Pamir, the tanker Sergey Osipov and the icebreaker Ilya Muromets take part in the Arctic campaign. Ships…

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Marines of the Northern Fleet Conducting Amphibous Training

June 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the personnel of a separate marine brigade of the Northern Fleet, together with the crew of the Kondopoga large landing ship (BDK), began practical exercises in naval amphibious training during the summer training period. In training, which take place in the lip of Pechenga (Barents Sea), soldiers of the air assault battalion on standard equipment take part. During the day, the marines together with the crew of the ship will work out loading and unloading aboard the BDK auto and armored vehicles: BTR-82A…

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MCM Training in Kola Bay

April 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of the five minesweepers of the Kola Flotilla water protection unit of the heterogeneous forces of the Northern Fleet conducted an exercise in their main purpose in the Kola Bay and in the combat training fleet in the Barents Sea. The base minesweepers “Kotelnich”, “Kolomna” and “Yadrin” as part of the mine-sweeping group worked out maneuvering, setting trawls, searching for sea mines and trawling a certain section of the sea water area. The naval minesweeper “Machinist” and the base minesweeper “Yelnya” cleaned…

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RFS Snezhnogorsk Weapons Training in Barents Sea

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The small anti-submarine ship (IPC) “Snezhnogorsk” of the Kola Flotilla of the heterogeneous forces of the Northern Fleet, as part of its planned combat training, began working out the actions of a single ship in the Barents Sea. The crew of the IPC carried out firing at simulated air targets from the Osa-MA anti-aircraft missile system, AK-176 artillery mounts and 30-mm AK-630 30-mm artillery guns. According to the plan of the doctrine, the ship repelled a raid by the aviation of a conditional enemy…

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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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