Ike Returns to Sea Following Planned Incremental Availability

March 28, 2019 – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returned to sea March 28 following a scheduled planned incremental availability (PIA) during which the ship received innovative upgrades. One of the upgrades of note was the installation of the NULKA decoy system. “A disciplined and thoughtful approach to the basics brought us here,” said Capt. Kyle Higgins, Ike’s commanding officer of seeing the ship get underway. “We’ve been training for this for quite some time and invested a tremendous amount of sweat along the way. The hard work every…

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Caspian Flotilla Ships Conduct Exercises off Chechen Island

March 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – The rocket ships Dagestan and Tatarstan, as well as the small rocket ship Uglich of the Caspian Flotilla, within the framework of working out the K-2 course task, struck ground targets simulating a submerged enemy command center on Chechen Island. In the course of fulfilling combat training tasks, the naval group struck from the artillery armament of the ships against coastal targets. To ensure the correction of fire and visual control of the destruction of targets from the ship, an unmanned aerial vehicle was…

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Construction of Caspian Flotilla’s stationing sites in Dagestan to be completed by late 2018

October 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – The RF Deputy Defence Minister Timur Ivanov inspected progress of arranging stationing sites for the Caspian Flotilla (CF) within his working visit to the Southern Military District. “By the end of this year, it is planned to complete the construction of the CF stationing sites for ships and vessels in the Port of Makhachkala,” Timur Ivanov said. “At present, the first stage of the site has been constructed. The high-quality works are carried out in strict accordance with the schedule.” Moorings and hydraulic structures,…

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Caspian Flotilla Conducts MCM & ASW Training

October 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – Combining the ships guarding the water area of ​​the Caspian Flotilla together with aviation carried out anti-submarine and anti-mine search operations. During the exercise, the ship group consisting of small anti-submarine ships and minesweepers with the support of the Su-24M bomber link, the Be-12 aircraft and Ka-27 helicopters carried out a control search of enemy submarines and anti-ship mines on the fairway of the main ship fleet fleet. combat mission. In addition, the crews of anti-submarine ships carried out combat shooting at air and…

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RFS Makhachkala to Visit Iran

The small artillery ship Makhachkala is preparing to sail off for her mission. During the cruise, the ship will call at ports of Iran with a friendly visit. The ship crew will ensure security for maritime economic activity of the Russian Federation in the Caspian Sea. During the 30-day cruise, the Russian seamen will pay a friendly visit to the port of Iran in order to improve and strengthen international cooperation. The ship will sail off on June 15 to cover more than 1,000 nautical miles in the Caspian Sea.…

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Caspian Flotilla ships hold ship damage control exercises

Caspian Flotilla troops located in Astrakhan and Kaspiysk are holding ship damage control exercises. All exercises are held in real conditions in special training complexes. Crews of the missile ships Dagestan and Tatarstan, small missile and artillery ships Grad Sviyazhsk, Uglich, Veliky Ustug, Volgodonsk, Makhachkala, and Astrakhan are involved in the training.

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Caspian Flotilla ships practise exercises with artillery fire and mine action

The Caspian Flotilla’s ships practiced a set of ship exercises. The task of combat training in the northern part of the Caspian Sea was carried out by the ship group consisting of two roadstead minesweepers and a small artillery ship (SAS) Makhachkala. During the first stage of the exercises, seamen carried out mine-laying, conducted control-and-reconnaissance searches and eliminated the minefield with contact and distance sweeps. The minesweepers and Makhachkala artillery fired at floating mines and conducted shipboard exercises to eliminate mines by various blasting methods. At the second stage of…

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First Deputy Defence Minister Ruslan Tsalikov inspected infrastructure of the Caspian Flotilla in Dagestan

First Deputy Defence Minister Ruslan Tsalikov has paid a visit to the Southern military district in accordance to the order of General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. Ruslan Tsalikov headed the working session in order to discuss issues of development and modernization of the Caspian Flotilla infrastructure. Deputy Defence Minister Timur Ivanov, Commander of the Southern MD troops Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, Caspian Flotilla Commander Rear Admiral Sergei Pinchuk, and chiefs of central military control bodies of the Defence Ministry took part in the session. 

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