Project 872 GS-86 Conducting Krabik – BM Trials in Black Sea

October 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – A special exercise was held in Sevastopol, the purpose of which was to test the readiness of the units of the hydrographic service (GS) of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) for solving the problems of navigational-hydrographic and hydrometeorological support of the fleet. In the course of the training, the GS specialists in order to ensure the conduct of conventional combat operations by the Black Sea Fleet ships deployed the Krabik-BM maneuvering radio-geodetic complexes on the coast, as well as a similar ship…

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Sevastopol Shipyard to Refit Project 636.3 Veliky Novgorod

July 26, 2019 (TASS) – The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarine Veliky Novgorod has arrived at the Sevastopol Shipyard for repairs, a source in Crimea’s defense circles told TASS on Friday. “The Sevastopol shipbuilders will carry out planned dockside repairs of the Veliky Novgorod,” the source said. On July 18, the Sevastopol Shipyard (part of the Zvyozdochka Ship Repair Center within Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation) completed the dockside overhaul of the submarine Novorossiysk. As reported earlier, the Black Sea Fleet’s other submarines of this project, the…

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Dmitry Rogachev Maiden Arrival at Sevastopol

July 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the newest patrol ship “Dmitry Rogachev” of the Novorossiysk military naval base of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) made the transfer of their Novorossiysk and arrived at the main fleet base – Sevastopol. Previously, the ship’s crew successfully passed the first coursework task, in which the issues of organizing the daily ship service and the arrangements for preparing the ship for battle and cruise were worked out. At present, the personnel began the planned conduct of shipboard exercises at sea with…

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Black Sea Fleet Monitors NATO Exercise Sea Breeze 2019

July 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the course of carrying out the tasks, the grouping of Russian warships began to work out a number of planned combat training activities in the Black Sea. The exercise involved about 10 ships of the fleet. In particular, large landing ships “Azov” and “Caesar Kunikov”, small missile ships “Orekhovo-Zuyevo” and “Mirage”, missile boats “Ivanovets”, “Naberezhnye Chelny” and “R-60” and others. At the moment, the crews of the ships continue to work out the elements of joint navigation and combat maneuvering in sea polygons,…

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RFS Korovets Practices MCM Skills

May 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Black Sea Fleet is undergoing a routine training of naval elements and combat exercises as part of the development of the second special course task – “Navigation and combat with a single ship”. In particular, the crew of the sea-sweeper “Kovrovets” performs the setting of minefields and trawls, the control and reconnaissance search and the destruction of the minefield site by contact and non-contact trawls. During the anti-mine warfare exercises, artillery bombardment of floating mines and naval exercises to undermine mines in various…

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RFS Admiral Essen Returns to Sevastopol From Mediterranean

May 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the Black Sea Fleet frigate “Admiral Essen” arrived in Sevastopol after completing missions in the Mediterranean. The solemn ceremony dedicated to the return of the ship from a long voyage, was held in Sevastopol under the leadership of the Black Sea Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseyev. The meeting of the frigate “Admiral Essen” was attended by the command and veterans of the connection of surface ships, representatives of the city authorities of Sevastopol, families of the crew members. The commander of the…

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Black Sea Fleet Conducts AAW Training

May 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Sevastopol and Novorossiysk duty stations on the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) basing centers, ship calculations of the air defense posts conducted a joint exercise with the detection of unidentified air targets and the reflection of the attacks of the conventional air enemy. In the course of the training, the calculations of the ship’s combat posts discovered and classified the targets, and the calculations of the air defense system, as the air targets approached the defeat distance, conditionally destroyed the “enemy’s” aircraft by means…

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Admiral Grigorovich Conducted An Air Defense Exercise

April 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the frigate Admiral Grigorovich conducted an air defense exercise with the crew of a Su-24M front-line bomber of the Black Sea Fleet naval aviation. According to the plan of the exercise, the plane of a conditional enemy approached for a bomb strike on the ship. The crew of “Admiral Grigorovich” received intelligence information about the aircraft, discovered and took on an escort aerial target. The ship’s air defense calculations conditionally used the Shtil-1 anti-aircraft missile system on a conditional enemy bomber…

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Black Sea Fleet Amphibs Return to Base

March 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – The large landing ships (BDK) of the Black Sea Fleet “Caesar Kunikov” and “Azov” returned to the permanently stationed locations after participating in the tactical exercises of the units of the airborne troops at the Opuk range. The crews completed loading and unloading personnel and military equipment on an unequipped coast, fired artillery at sea and coastal targets, and also conducted an air defense exercise together with a tactical front-line bomber Su-24M. After arriving at the bases, the crews of the large amphibious assault…

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Orekhovo-Zuyevo Deploys to Mediterranean

March 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, the small rocket ship (OTL) “Orekhovo-Zuevo” of the Black Sea Fleet left Sevastopol and headed for the Black Sea straits. For the crew of the ship, accepted into the Russian Navy in December last year, this is the first exit to the distant sea zone to perform the assigned tasks. After the passage of the straits, the crew of the ship will join the permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the long-range operational zone. The crew…

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Rescue Training for Black Sea Fleet

March 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of the rescue team of the Black Sea Fleet work out search and rescue operations at sea In accordance with the combat training plan, as part of the delivery of special coursework tasks, the rescue team of the search and rescue team (UASR) of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) conducts an exercise in the Black Sea testing grounds. Crews learn how to conduct search and rescue operations and assist the surface ship, which has been damaged, with the development of episodes to…

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RFS Stariy Oskol Returns to Novorossiysk

March 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the Stariy Oskol submarine (Submarine) of the Black Sea Fleet returned to its basing point after successfully completing a set of training activities in the Black Sea marine training grounds. As part of the launch to the sea, submariners worked out various joint exercises with Naval aviation and anti-submarine ships of the Black Sea Fleet, and also conducted a training session on laying the boat on the ground. Earlier, the crew of the submarine “Stariy Oskol” went into the indicated areas…

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RFS Stary Oskol Prepares for Deployment

March 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the submarine of the Black Sea Fleet “Stary Oskol” is preparing to go out to sea to perform tasks for the intended purpose. The personnel of the diesel-electric submarine (diesel-electric submarines) conducts in-ship exercises to control the ship and to refine the algorithm of actions to dive to different depths from periscope to working in various ways, both in drift and on the go. Also, submariners work out the procedure for managing the boat during ascent to the surface position. The…

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Project 1171 Orsk Working Up in Black Sea

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the larger amphibious assault ship (BDK) of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) “Orsk” at the outlets into the sea rents the elements of the K-2 course mission. In accordance with the combat training plan, the crew carried out an artillery firing complex at sea, coastal and air targets in one of the Black Sea sea ranges. During the landing of the amphibious assault force on the coast, the crew of the amphibious assault ship fired from an artillery installation at coastal…

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Black Sea Fleet Helicopter Training

March 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Crimea, in the area of ​​Lake Donuzlav, a scheduled training was conducted for the crews of the Ka-27PL, Mi-8 helicopters and the personnel of the aviation commandant’s office of the naval aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet and the Black Sea Fleet. During the flight shifts, the crews of the helicopters who arrived in the training area carried out an educational search for submarines of the conditional enemy. The specialists of the aviation commandant’s office worked out the tasks of organizing…

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