Major ASW ship Severomorsk calls at port of Pemba, People’s Republic of Mozambique

October 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – The ASW ship Severomorsk, the Northern Fleet, being on cruise in the Indian Ocean, has made a call at the port of Pemba in the People’s Republic of Mozambique. On the first day of the visit, Russian Ambassador to Mozambique Alexander Surikov was officially received on board of the ship. Citizens and personnel of the Mozambique armed forces toured round the ship. The visit of the Russian ship is held in accordance with the plan of international military cooperation of the Ministry of Defence…

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RFS Ivan Gren Transfers to the Northern Fleet

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – By order of Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, a working group led by Admiral Alexander Vitko, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, checked in Kaliningrad the readiness of the large landing ship Ivan Gren to the inter-fleet transition from the Baltic Fleet to the Northern Fleet, to a permanent location. The organization of the service on the ship, the training of the commander and crew for the transition, the readiness of the watch officers and specialists of the navigator warhead, as well…

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Northern Fleet’s Severomorsk Operating in Gulf of Aden

October 1, 2018 (Google Translation) –  The large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet, Severomorsk, fulfilling the tasks of the long-range campaign, entered the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea. During the passage through the Gulf of Aden, the crew of the ship conducted a monitoring of the safety of civil shipping in areas of high pirate activity. A Ka-27PS helicopter with an anti-terrorist group was raised for reconnaissance. The on-duty change of the combat unit of the communication worked to receive possible radio signals from civilian vessels in dangerous areas. In…

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RFS Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Arrives at Kotelny Island

September 24, 2018 (Google Translation) – Ships providing the Northern Fleet, members of the Arctic group, arrived at the island of Kotelny, the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands. In the Laptev Sea, the crews of ships and vessels will provide tactical exercises, as well as conduct a number of general combat training activities. The day before, a detachment led by a large anti-submarine ship “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov” successfully crossed the ice-dangerous regions of the East Siberian Sea, as well as the Sannikov Strait, accompanied by the Vaigach nuclear icebreaker. Ice reconnaissance…

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Russian Northern Fleet Trains in Anti-Sabotage Defense

September 20, 2018 – The crews of the ships of the Arctic grouping of the Northern Fleet, led by the commander of the Kola Flotilla, Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, from the side of the flagship ship – BKK “Vice Admiral Kulakov”, conducted a doctrine on anti-sabotage defense when parking in an unprotected raid. The doctrine took place during a stopover in the Vankar settlement in the Chukchi Sea, where the ships replenished the water and fuel supplies from the tanker “Sergei Osipov”. The main purpose of the exercise was to…

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Northern Fleet completed the delivery of fuel ahead of schedule for remote facilities in the Arctic

September 4, 2018 – The planned delivery of solid fuel oil was completed ahead of schedule for remote and inaccessible objects of the Northern Fleet in the Arctic. For the first time since 2015, the navigational supply of coal has been fully completed before the beginning of the fall. In total, over 1450 tons of fuel were delivered to remote sites of the fleet on the islands and the continental coast of the Arctic Ocean as part of the northern delivery. The fuel stock exceeding the normative one was created…

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Northern Fleet ready for ARMY 2018 International Military and Technical Forum

August 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Norther Fleet has completed preparations for the ARMY 2018 International Military and Technical Forum. It is to commence in a week. The event is to take place on August 24-26 at three sites: In Severomorsk – at berths of ASW ships, in Safonovo – at the Northern Fleet Air Force Museum, and in Kildinstroy – at the territory of a park. Guests and participants of the Forum will be able to see samples of weapons, military and special hardware of an army corps…

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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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