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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Russian Black Sea Fleet Tug BUK-2190 Delivered

Google Translation July 4, 2018 – State Acceptance Commission signed the Act of the raid tug “BUK-2190” Poject 04690, page # 462  Soon the ship will be handed over to the State Customer and will be part of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. The tug is designed to perform towing and crocheting operations in the port, on raids, river and sea areas, as well as to extinguish fires and other functions. Main technical parameters: Length overall 20.4 m Width overall 8,5 m Draft 2.5 m Self-floating in…

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Black Sea Fleet Submarines Stariy Oskol & Novorossiysk Working Up

Submarines Stariy Oskol and Novorossiysk, the Black Sea Fleet, began to practice the elements of the L-2 course task. At present, the ships are sailing in the Black Sea training zones, where they fulfil various missions, both in surface and submerged positions. The L-2 course task is a mandatory stage in the submarine training. It is an integral part of the training program for a submarine to perform tasks for its purpose in various conditions.

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Black Sea Fleet Warships in Sevastopol Prepare for ASW Training

The warships of the Black Sea Fleet based in Sevastopol are practicing routine issues to prepare for long-distance mission with the use of armaments and technical equipment. Some 40 surface warships of the Black Sea Fleet are involved in the combat training events. Therefore, some exercises including damage control, air defense and ASW are underway

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Black Sea Fleet large landing warships hold artillery firing in training zones

In accordance with the combat training plan, the large landing warships of the Black Sea Fleet performed artillery firing to engage naval, coastal and air targets.  The warships trained to fire non-guided missiles at coastal targets at the Opuk training ground. Afterwards, artillery crews eliminated airdropped parachute targets and floating mine.  The events are scheduled within combat training of large landing warships. 

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Black Sea Fleet aviation pilots practised landing and take-off of helicopters from frigate Admiral Grigorovich deck

On 9 November, in accordance with the combat training plan, the BSF frigate Admiral Grigorovich together with Ka-27PL (ASW) and Ka-27 FS (S & R) helicopters practised practical landing and take-offs from the ship’s deck, conducted drills on searching and tracking of the submarine, as well as searching for thе man caught in the water. During the aviation work the frigate Admiral Grigorovich held on-board drills of ship aviation crews, which provide helicopter flights for their intended purpose. These drills engaged 2 pairs of Ka-27PL and Ka-27PS helicopters, which carried out 20…

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Black Sea Fleet Ships hold mine action exercise

The Black Sea Fleet holds a scheduled mine action exercise at the Novorossiysk Naval Base. In the course of the exercise, the small ASW ships Yeysk and Povorino laid mock mines at training areas, and the minesweepers Valentin Pikul and Vice-Admiral Zakharin, performing mine actions, conducted search and clearing up area from sea mines by deep-water contact sweeps. At the end of the combat training, the ships conducted air defense drills of the all-arms tactical ship group at sea, performed artillery live-fire exercise to engaged floating target-mine.

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Black Sea Fleet naval aviation jets practise detecting and eliminating mock enemy ship detachments

The Black Sea Fleet naval aviation and air defense jets praised locating and destroying mock enemy ships within the framework of planned combat training. During the drills Su-24MR jets conducted reconnaissance actions and detected ship detachment imitating small missile boats. After that two Su-30SM multi-role fighters conducted bomb delivery to the target vessels. Objective monitoring data confirmed the successful strike.

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Black Sea Fleet warships sailed off for missile and artillery firing

Today, according to the Combat Training Plan of the Black Fleet, the warships practiced missile and artillery final firing. When sailing, the frigate Admiral Grigorovich worked out coordination with pilots of the Separate Mixed Aviation Regiment. In course of the joint training, the Ka-57 helicopters of ASW and rescue variants flew 10 sorties aboard a ship. At the training area, the latest frigate eliminated air and maritime targets as well as a floating mine by naval artillery. The Muromets and R-239 missile boat practiced firing at maritime ship-target. Afterwards the…

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