Black Sea Fleet Submarine Rescue Exercise

February 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The rescue squad of the Black Sea Fleet is preparing to conduct exercises on finding and assisting an emergency submarine. For the first time in the Navy, the exercise is carried out using a mobile complex of ventilation compartments and supplying high-pressure air to an emergency submarine (MKVO PL). This equipment entered service with the Black Sea Fleet at the end of 2018. According to the plan of the exercise, on a submarine “Stary Oskol” in the course of the return from the training…

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RFS Krasnodar Working Up for Deployment

January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the submarine Krasnodar of the Black Sea Fleet, in accordance with the combat training plan, began commissioning elements of the L-1 course task, in which exercises and exercises are conducted with servicemen to prepare the boat for sailing, loading ammunition, organizing security when parked at the quay wall. In addition, as part of the delivery of the course problem, the submariners will work out the algorithms of actions for controlling the submarines during ascent and dive in the usual and emergency…

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RFS Admiral Essen Conducts Air Defense Training

January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the frigate “Admiral Essen” of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) conducted a training to cover the basing station from a massive air strike of a conditional enemy. The training was conducted in accordance with the combat training plan as part of the air defense exercise of the naval base station. According to the plan of the exercise, the fleet’s air defense weapons recorded a takeoff of a group of planes of the conditional enemy in the direction of the basing point.…

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Project 21631 Orekhovo-Zuyevo Weapon Trials

January 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the annual combat training plan, the crew of the Orekhovo-Zuyevo small rocket ship of the Black Sea Fleet conducted a training session on the implementation of rocket firing at a surface target in the Black Sea sea range. During the training, the ship made a single exit to the sea, during which he conducted a training session to repel the attack and destroy the surface ship of the conditional enemy. The air defense calculations reflected a missile strike made from the…

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RFS Valentin Pikul Returns to Novorossiysk

December 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Black Sea Fleet, the minesweeper of the Black Sea Fleet, Valentin Pikul, completed the planned execution of tasks as part of the Navy’s permanent grouping in the Mediterranean. The crew of the ship completes the passage of the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits, after which the city of Novorossiysk will head to the point of permanent deployment. The crew of the “Valentin Pikul” has been performing tasks as part of the permanent navy grouping in the Mediterranean since August 2018.

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RFS Orekhovo-Zuyevo Prepares for Deployment

December 19, 2018 – The crew of the newest small rocket ship Orekhovo-Zuyevo of the Black Sea Fleet began working out a special course task K-1, which is the initial stage of the basic preparation of the ship before going to sea to perform tasks for its intended purpose. For the first time, the crew will take on the coursework task, in which the sailors will conduct various shipboard exercises: on preparing the ship for battle and march, the struggle for survivability while moored at the berth, air defense, will…

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105 Year Old RFS Kommuna Gets Underway in Black Sea

November 22, 2018 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, the crew of the oldest submarine rescuer of the Black Sea Fleet, Kommuna, the oldest in the Russian Navy, began to perform tasks in the Black Sea marine training grounds. Earlier, the ship carried out the planned work on dock repair and maintenance. At the initial stage, the ship will carry out work on measuring physical fields, will check the performance of all ship devices and mechanisms, and work out the organization of the defense of the…

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Black Sea Fleet frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov involved in exercise in the Mediterranean Sea

November 20, 2018 – Battle stations of air defense units of the Black Sea Fleet frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov conducted joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea to detect unidentified air targets and repel simulated airstrikes. While working out the tasks, units of the warships detected and classified targets, and the air defense units engaged air targets of the adversary by the warships’ anti-aircraft weapons. The crews of Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen are conducting tasks in the Mediterranean Sea for the second time in this year. Earlier, the…

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Admiral Makarov to join Russian task force in Mediterranean

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Black Sea Fleet frigate Admiral Makarov is sailing from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea. At present, the ship is passing through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits (the Turkish Straits). The ship completed a complex of naval combat exercises in the fleet’s combat training zones. Together with the Ka-27PL crews, the sailors practiced takeoffs and landings on the frigate deck, conducted training sessions on the search and tracking of a submarine. Ship crews held trainings to check air control systems of the vessel ensuring…

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Black Sea Fleet Subs Krasnodar & Novorossiysk Working Up

October 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – The submarines of the Black Sea Fleet “Krasnodar” and “Novorossiysk” began the implementation of their tasks in accordance with the plan of combat training and the daily activities of the fleet forces. Currently, submarine crews have left the basing point and made the transition to the Black Sea marine polygons, where they began working out various training tasks both in surface and underwater conditions. The personnel of the diesel-electric submarines (diesel-electric submarines) conducts in-ship exercises to control the ship and perform the algorithm of…

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RFS Admiral Essen Visited Messina for 110th Anniversary of Earthquake/Tsunami

September 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Frigate of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Admiral Essen completed the business call at the port of Messina on the island of Sicily (Italy) and continued its tasks in the Mediterranean. During the stay of the frigate “Admiral Essen” in the Italian city, the crew of the ship visited a monument to Russian sailors and local historical attractions of Messina. The visit of the Russian ship to the Italian port was timed to coincide with the 110th anniversary of the devastating earthquake and…

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Black Sea Fleet Project 1124 ME Suzdalets Conducts ASW Training

September 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – As part of the implementation of the combat training plan, the crew of the small anti-submarine ship Suzdalets conducted a routine exercise to search for and detect unmanned radio-controlled underwater vehicles and controlled underwater mini-boats with a crew of up to three people in the Black Sea. In the course of the exercise, measures were taken to find and detect targets using standard and special settings of sonar stations, allowing to determine the characteristics and classify underwater objects, disguised as elements of the bottom…

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Russian Black Sea Fleet Marks 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation

September 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the village of Mirny on the Crimean peninsula, a solemn opening of the park of naval aviators of the Black Sea Fleet (PF) took place, in which a Ka-27 helicopter monument was erected. The event was attended by servicemen of a separate mixed aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet, representatives of the administration of the Republic of Crimea and veterans of naval aviation. The Song and Dance Ensemble of the Black Sea Fleet addressed the guests with a festive concert.

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Black Sea Fleet Searching for Ships Lost in Great Patriotic War

Google translation The sixth underwater search expedition of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which includes experts of the hydrographic service of the Black Sea Fleet, has begun to study marine areas off the coast of the Crimea for the detection and identification of ships and ships that died during the Great Patriotic War. Members of the expedition on the hydrographic vessel of the Black Sea Fleet GS-86 will travel more than 700 nautical miles to investigate about 10 alleged places of death of Soviet sailors in the…

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Ivan Bubnov returned to Sevastopol after completing tasks in the Mediterranean Sea

The large naval tanker of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Ivan Bubnov returned to Sevastopol after completing tasks in the Mediterranean. The crew of the tanker performed tasks for more than five months as part of the permanent formation of the Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. During this time, the ship conducted about 200 refueling ships and ships of the Navy, transferring more than 14 thousand tons of fuel and oils, about 6 thousand tons of water and other tangible assets. Upon termination of the hike, the specialists carried out…

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