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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Northern Fleet Su-33 Fighters Assigned Honorary Names

December 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, at the military airfield in the garrison of deck pilots of the Northern Fleet Severomorsk-3, the ceremony of assigning the honorary names of the pilots to the Su-33 aircraft. The solemn ceremony was timed to the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the formation of the naval fighter of the Red Banner Smolensk Aviation Regiment named twice Hero of the Soviet Union Boris Feoktistovich Safonov. Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, commander of the Red Banner Northern Fleet, congratulated the sea pilots with a significant event.…

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Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov Working Up in Barents Sea

December 4, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov frigate, which was commissioned to the Russian Navy in 2018, went to the ranges of the Northern Fleet to perform combat training tasks as part of the planned activities of combat training and deployment of combat exercises in the new training year. Within a few days, the crew of the frigate is to work out voyage organization of service, conduct weapons and equipment trial in the Barents Sea. An exercise of damage control on…

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10 ships and units of the Northern Fleet were given the honorary names “shock”

November 22, 2018 (Google Translation) – According to the results of combat training in 2018, 10 ships and units of the Northern Fleet were assigned the honorary names “shock”. Among them are the crews of the nuclear underwater missile cruiser Severodvinsk, the missile submarine Karelia, the diesel-electric submarine Kaluga, the large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, the large landing ship Kondopoga, the sea minesweeper Vladimir Gumanenko . Of the ground and coastal units, the name “shock” in the 2018 academic year was won by the motorized rifle battalion of a separate Arctic…

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Russian Northern Fleet Practices Search and Rescue

November 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the regional center of defense management (RCC) of the Northern Fleet conducted a training session to ensure the unsinkability and fire and explosion safety of warships in the face of deteriorating weather and wind. As part of the training at the RCC of the Northern Fleet, a center for survival and search and rescue support was deployed. The training also involved duty personnel of search and rescue support, command, staff and non-staff emergency response teams of surface ships and submarines. During the training,…

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