Russian Geographical Society Teams With Russian Navy on Arctic Mission

The Northern Fleet began the third stage of an integrated expedition to the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, supported by the Russian Geographical Society. At present, the expeditionary detachment of the Northern Fleet on board the large landing ship “St. George the Victorious” is moving to the archipelago Novaya Zemlya. On the eve, on July 31, the technique of the expeditionary detachment consisting of five two-link snow-carrying vehicles DT-10-P was loaded into the twin ship of the large landing ship “St. George the Victorious” in the Gryaznaya Bay of Kola Bay. This…

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Northern Fleet Enters English Channel

Google Translation August 7, 2018 – Today, a detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet, who participated in the Main Naval Parade, came from the North Sea into the English Channel. As part of a detachment of warships – the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” and a large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk”. The remaining ships and vessels – participants in the Main Naval Parade – continue the inter-Fleet transition to the points of permanent deployment. On the eve of a detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet completed the passage of the…

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Northern Fleet have completed preparations for Arctic campaign

Google Translation Combat ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet have completed a set of preparatory measures for the next long march along the seas of the Arctic Ocean. At present, the raid of the main base of the Northern Fleet of the city of Severomorsk forms a detachment of ships and supply vessels. The squad will include a large anti-submarine ship “Vice Admiral Kulakov”, large landing crafts “Alexander Obrakovsky”, “Kondopoga”, sea trawler “Vladimir Humanenko”, icebreaker “Ilya Muromets” and other support vessels. The crews of all the ships and…

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Russian Navy CINC Welcomes RFS Yantar back to Severomorsk

The oceanographic research vessel Yantar, the Russian Navy, has returned to the main station of the Northern Fleet – the city of Severomorsk – after an 11-mounths distant cruise. Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Korolyov welcomed the ship crew at the dock. Yantar has covered more than 50,000 nautical miles with a number of calls to foreign ports of the Republic of Cyprus, Mauritius, South Africa, Uruguay, Portugal, Argentina, the Seychelles, the Republic of Cape Verde and other countries. As part of the long-range cruise, the vessel Yantar of the Russian…

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Northern Fleet Completes Preparations for Exercise Kumzha 2018

The Northern Fleet’s Surface, Submarine and Air Forces are completing their preparations for annual practical training sessions with attendees of the Military Academy of the RF Armed Forces’ General Staff called Kumzha 2018. The exercise is to involve surface ships and submarines of various ranks and types from the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov to harbor minesweepers, as well as ASW aircraft and helicopters, fighter and bomber aircraft. During the exercise, senior and general officers taught at the Military Academy of the RF Armed Forces’ General Staff are to get acquainted…

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Northern Fleet SAR forces take part in Barents 2018 Russia-Norway exercise

Northern Fleet search-and-rescue forces are ready for the Barents 2018 Russia-Norway exercise. The exercise involves Nikolay Chiker rescue tug, Il-38 ASW aircraft, Ka-27PS, and Ilya Muromets multifunctional icebreaker. The Barents is the only annual Russia-Norway exercise held in the Arctic region. It is held in accordance with intergovernmental agreement signed by Russia and Norway in October 4, 1995.

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Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov trained interaction with air force in Barents Sea, Northern Fleet

Today, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov practiced combat tasks in cooperation with aircraft of the air force and air defense army at naval training zone in the Barents Sea. At the first stage, the radio-technical equipment was operated to test its detection and tracking capabilities. The Il-38 ASW aircraft was simulating a target. Afterwards, the seamen practiced interaction with the Ka-27 helicopters to search for submarines of a mock enemy as well as to provide landing of the helicopters on the deck.

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Northern Fleet ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov passes through English Channel

The major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov of the Northern Fleet has finished passing through the English Channel. The Russian ship has left Severomorsk in late June. During the long-range sortie, the ship crew has visited four foreign ports: Limassol (Cyprus), Salalah (Oman), Alexandria (Egypt), and Lisbon (Portugal). 

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Northern Fleet warship detachment returns to base having performed tasks in the Arctic

Regiment of support ships and crafts of the Northern Fleet, performing tasks in the Arctic Ocean headed by the Severomorsk ASW, is finishing its distant cruise and returning to the main base of the Fleet – Severomorsk. A solemn welcome ceremony will be held on October 4 in the ASW deployment area . Carrying the flag of Commander of the Kola Flotilla combined forces Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, the regiment covered over 6,000 nautical miles to reach the New Siberian Islands in the Laptev Sea, passing the Barents Sea and…

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RFS Kondopoga Trains at Golomyanny Island

Troops and hardware of the Northern Fleet Arctic motorized rifle brigade have conducted landing operation from the large landing ship Kondopoga on Golomyanny Island. The involved troops carried out firing from small arms, mortars, and grenade launchers. The troops practiced operating in unfamiliar territory in the Arctic on APCs armored with Kord large-caliber machine guns.

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Northern Fleet successfully hit the targets in the Barents Sea with cruise missiles

On 19 September, within the framework of the NF all-arms’ record exercise in the Barents Sea waters, five cruise-missile launches were successfully carried out at sea targets using of missile systems of surface ships, submarines, and shore formations. According to the exercise plan, the Fleet’s all-arms strike forces were to hit several ship groupings of the simulated enemy located in different areas. The first missile strike on the target position located at a distance of about 400 kilometres was performed by the ‘Bastion’ coastal missile system detail from the launch…

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RFS Alexander Otrakovsky Deploys to “Western Atlantic”

The Alexander Otrakovsky major landing ship of the Northern Fleet left the NF main base in Severomorsk for the Barents Sea taking a course to the western parts of the Atlantic. In course of the long-distance voyage that started on September 12 the MLS crew will practise safety of navigation as well as other maritime activity in critical areas of the oceans. Moreover, the crew is to train in all types of defence en route, and damage control.

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Russian destroyer Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Escorting Chinese tanker through Gulf of Aden

Northern Fleet Vitse Admiral Kulakov destroyer is escorting a Chinese Casco Jay tanker through the Gulf of Aden. The two ships met in the northern part of the Red Sea and headed east. For the next several days, the Vitse Admiral Kulakov will escort the Chinese ship and ensure its security. The two ships will travel together until they reach the Indian Ocean. During its current mission, the Russian destroyer has already covered more than 10,000 nautical miles. On August 12, the ship entered the Mediterranean Sea, replenished its food,…

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