Two Kilos Conduct ASW Training Against Each Other

September 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of diesel-electric submarines of the Kola flotilla of the diverse forces of the Northern Fleet Vladikavkaz and Kaluga (Project 877 Varshavyanka) completed a complex of anti-submarine missions in combat training ranges in the Barents Sea. The submarines worked out the search, establishing contact, tracking and attack of the underwater enemy. Each of the crews carried out maneuvering in underwater position in various swimming modes when searching for and tracking an opponent, as well as during separation from pursuit and preparation for a…

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Northern Fleet Submersible AS-34 Completed Trials in Kola Bay

September 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a scheduled training of rescue forces took place in the Northern Fleet with the participation of the crew of the AS-34 inhabited deep-sea rescue apparatus and its Mikhail Rudnitsky carrier ship. The device was launched from the side of a rescue vessel at a training ground in the Kola Bay, where divers and underwater lifeguards traditionally improve their professional skills. The As-34 crew performed a working check of systems and mechanisms, worked out diving to depth and maneuvering on and under water. During…

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Northern Fleet Expedition Conducts Research at Novaya Zemlya Archipelago

August 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Altai Northern Fleet rescue tugboat, performing missions in the seas of the Arctic Ocean as part of a comprehensive expedition to the Franz Josef Land archipelago, arrived in the Bay of Well-being off the eastern coast of the island of Northern Archipelago Novaya Zemlya. In accordance with the plan of the expedition, researchers of the Northern Fleet plan to land and explore the area of ​​the destroyed weather and radio stations. During the expedition, hydrographs clarify the state of the coastline in areas…

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RFS Marshal Ustinov Deploys to Mediterranean

August 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov completed his participation in the exercises with the ships of the Northern Fleet in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea and began to carry out long-range missions. The ship left the ship’s search and strike group, which for several days practiced a number of anti-submarine missions in the Baltic, North and Norwegian seas. The cruiser led a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, which included the SB-406 rescue tug and the Vyazma medium-sized…

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Northern Fleet Submarine Vladikavkaz Attending Main Naval Parade

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The diesel-electric submarine of the Kola Flotilla (Northern Fleet) Vladikavkaz has left the base in Polyarny and began a transition to the Baltic Sea to participate in the Main Naval Parade which is to be held in St. Petersburg on the last Sunday of July. The submarine has completed a transition from the Barents to the Norwegian Sea. During the transition, her crew will improve naval training and a number of rescue exercises and damage control drills. The submarine is expected to arrive in Kronstadt…

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Russian Northern Fleet Celebrates 286 Years of Service

(Google Translation) June 1, 2019 marks 286 years from the formation of the Red Banner Northern Fleet, an interspecific strategic alliance of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, protecting the national interests of Russia, both in the Arctic and in other areas of the World Ocean. Today, the Northern Fleet is one of the most powerful fleets of the Russian Navy. It consists of a variety of units – underwater and surface forces, army corps of ground forces, coastal troops, the army of the Air Force and Air Defense.…

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RFS Snezhnogorsk Weapons Training in Barents Sea

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The small anti-submarine ship (IPC) “Snezhnogorsk” of the Kola Flotilla of the heterogeneous forces of the Northern Fleet, as part of its planned combat training, began working out the actions of a single ship in the Barents Sea. The crew of the IPC carried out firing at simulated air targets from the Osa-MA anti-aircraft missile system, AK-176 artillery mounts and 30-mm AK-630 30-mm artillery guns. According to the plan of the doctrine, the ship repelled a raid by the aviation of a conditional enemy…

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Russian Northern Fleet Operations Under Review

March 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Northern Fleet continues to gather commanders for vocational training on the subject of fleet combat operations in the Arctic under the overall guidance of fleet commander Admiral Nikolai Evmenov. Today there are theoretical classes at headquarters: submarine forces in Gadzhiyevo, Kola flotilla of heterogeneous forces in Polar, air force and air defense forces in Safonovo, and the Northern Fleet army corps in Murmansk. Submariners-North Sea explore the experience of ice navigation in the seas of the Arctic Ocean, the use of navigational aids…

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Northern Fleet Submersible AS-34 Practices on Kola Bay

February 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – A planned training of rescue forces involving the AS-34 manned underwater vehicle and its carrier Georgiy Titov in the Northern Fleet. In one of the harbors of the Kola Bay, the crew of the AS-34 tested the systems and mechanisms, worked out the diving to the depth and surface and underwater maneuvering.  During the training, the AS-34 autonomous rescue underwater vehicle practiced interaction with the main command post of the rescue ship Georgiy Titov. Submariners checked communication equipment and performed commands received from the…

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Ships of the Northern Fleet to conduct firing in the Barents Sea

February 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The small anti-submarine ship “Snezhnogorsk” and the small rocket ship “Iceberg” of the Kola Flotilla of the heterogeneous forces of the Northern Fleet went to the Barents Sea to perform combat exercises. At present, hydrometeorological conditions for wave height and wind speed in the Barents Sea make it possible to perform combat training tasks without restrictions. In the landfills, the crews of the ships will execute artillery firing with 76-mm artillery mounts and 30-mm caliber rapid-fire machine guns at surface, air, and coastal targets.…

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Russian Northern Fleet Tests Severe Weather Capability

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk” went to the Black Sea to check the quality of the inter-line repairs at the plant in Sevastopol. The ship arrived at the main base of the Black Sea Fleet after performing long-range missions in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean on 10 January. Within one and a half months, BOD “Severomorsk” restored its technical readiness. His crew was on short vacation. The rest of the personnel was divided into two shifts so…

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RFS Kama Returns to Murmansk

February 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – The sea tanker Kama, Northern Fleet, having successfully fulfilled missions in the far ocean zone, arrived at the home station in Murmansk. The crew was welcomed by Chief of Staff of CSS, Northern Fleet, Major General Alexey Kiyashko. He received a report from the ship’s captain on condition of the equipment and health of the crew, congratulated the sailors on the arrival and successful fulfilment of all the tasks and presented the traditional gift – the roasted pig. In four months of the cruise…

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Northern Fleet’s RFS Severomorsk Visits Sevastopol

January 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – A large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern fleet “Severomorsk” arrived in the hero-city of Sevastopol. The purpose of the visit is to replenish stocks, rest the crew and routine maintenance after completing long-distance hike tasks. The ship was met by the Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseyev, and Deputy Commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov. The whole period of being in the zone of responsibility of the Black Sea Fleet BOD crew is under the control…

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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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Northern Fleet Joint Strategic Command marks the fourth anniversary of the formation

December 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, congratulated the servicemen and civilian personnel of the joint strategic command of the Northern Fleet on the fourth anniversary of the formation. “The combined strategic command, created on December 15, 2014 on the basis of the Northern Fleet to protect the national interests of the Russian Federation in the Arctic, significantly increased its combat potential over three years and repeatedly confirmed its readiness to successfully accomplish tasks in the Arctic zone and the World…

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