At the base of the Northern Fleet flew commander flights

December 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – At the aviation base of the Northern Fleet, which includes anti-submarine and transport aircraft, scheduled flights of command personnel took place. The flights took place at night in difficult meteorological conditions. IL-20, IL-38, Tu-134 aircraft, Mi-8 and Ka-27 helicopters in anti-submarine and search and rescue variants were involved. Takeoffs and landings were worked out on a new airstrip of a repaired airfield Severomorsk-1 in the Murmansk region. Flight tasks were performed in normal mode. The main goal of the event was to work out…

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Corvette Gromky sails to Sea of Japan for next stage of sea trials

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The newest corvette Gromky, which is soon going to enter the Pacific Fleet’s strength, has again sailed to the Peter the Great Bay in order to continue the program of sea trials. Aboard the ship there are specialists of the Amur Shipbuilding Plant, where the warship has been built, as well as officers of the Pacific Fleet Staff’s departments and services. The sea trials are to be provided by the rescue tug Photy Krylov and sea tug MB-92. The PF Naval Aviation’s Ka-27 helicopters,…

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The present and future of Russian anti-submarine aircraft

Google Translation An important element of the aviation of the navy is the anti-submarine patrol aircraft. Machines of different types, carrying special search equipment and weapons, should conduct patrols, search for enemy submarines and, if necessary, attack them. The existing grouping of anti-submarine aircraft in the Russian naval aviation no longer fully meets the requirements, and therefore the existing equipment is being modernized. In addition, the aviation industry is creating new samples.According to known data, at present the Russian Navy has several units, which are equipped with anti-submarine aircraft of a number of…

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Pacific Fleet Il-38 Practices ASW Attack

The Il-38 and Il-38N ASW aircraft of the Pacific Fleet based at the Nikolayevka airfield, carried out a bombing against the target simulating a submarine as part of examination. In the course of flight tasks, the crews drilled searching and tracking a mock enemy’s submarine using radars and sonar aids, as well as receiving and analysing the information transmitted through them. The ASW pilots eliminated a special underwater target imitating a submarine with bombs and torpedoes in an assigned area. According to Colonel Igor Kireyev, Commanding Officer of the Pacific…

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