Project 636.3 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Launched

March 28, 2019 (TASS) – The first Project 636.3 submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky has been floated out for Russia’s Pacific Fleet at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg, TASS reports from the scene. “A contract for the construction of submarines for the Pacific Fleet was signed in September 2016 at the Army forum. In 2019, the submarine will be delivered to the Pacific Fleet,” Admiralty Shipyard CEO Alexander Buzakov said at the launch ceremony. The Project 636.3 (‘Varshavyanka’) is referred to the third generation of diesel-electric submarines. The submarines of this type…

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Russian Pacific Fleet ASW Training

March 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, a small anti-submarine ship of the water area protection compound of the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia conducted an exercise in the course of which attacked a submarine of a conditional enemy with anti-submarine weapons. In a special test site off the coast of Kamchatka, the small anti-submarine ship MPK-82 entered into a confrontation with one of the nuclear submarines of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet, which designated the forces of a…

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Project 636.3 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Launching Set for March 28

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – The first modern diesel-electric submarine of Project 636.3 for the Pacific Fleet Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will be launched on March 28 at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg. This was announced by Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, at the end of a working meeting on submarine shipbuilding, which took place in the Admiralty. The renewal of the non-nuclear component of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet will occur through the construction of a series of submarines of Project 636.3, which have already proven…

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Russian Pacific Fleet Trains off Kamchatka

March 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the compound guarding the water area of ​​the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia went to sea to carry out practical artillery and rocket firing. In the sea range, small rocket and small anti-submarine ships will fire artillery at complex target positions on the coast near the Radygino Range for several days. Crews will also work out actions to conduct a sea battle with the ships of the conditional enemy. In the water area of ​​Avachinsky Bay,…

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Project 955 Aleksandr Nevskiy Practices Hostile Breakout

March 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, the atomic nuclear-powered submarine cruiser “Alexander Nevsky” of the Submarine Forces of the Pacific Fleet worked at sea elements of the course task L-2. In the course of the exercise, naval minesweepers from the compound of the protection of the water area of ​​the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia provided the wiring of the nuclear-powered icebreaker for the trawls and the exit of the ship from the station of deployment. Previously, for the safe…

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RFS Inej Trains for Surface Attack

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, as part of the improvement of the sea elements of the K-2 course mission (a single ship at sea intended for use), the small rocket ship “Rime” from the compound of the ships guarding the Troops water area and forces in Northeast Russia has worked out the organization of hitting cruise missiles at the detachment of warships of the conditional enemy with the execution of electronic missile launches. In the course of solving problems, the ship, operating in the water area of ​​Avachinsky…

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Pacific Fleet Exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan & Sea of ​​Okhotsk

March 5, 2019 – As part of the development of the actions of single ships at sea for their intended purpose (course task K-2), the warships of the Pacific Fleet in Primorye and Kamchatka performed artillery firing at sea, air and coastal targets. In the waters of the Peter the Great Bay, a complex of exercises was conducted by the large landing ship Nikolai Vilkov. In the area of ​​the coastal range, he struck target positions with artillery fire, imitating the combat equipment of a conventional enemy on the coast.…

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Pacific Fleet Kilo Trains for Torpedo Attack

March 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, two diesel submarines of the Primorsky flotilla of the diverse forces of the Pacific Fleet conducted a test anti-submarine tactical doctrine on the search and attack of a submarine of a conditional enemy. In the gulf of Peter the Great, one of the submarines, performing a set of camouflage measures, found a submarine designating the forces of the “enemy” from the vantage point, conditionally attacked it with torpedo weapons and secretly left the area. Another submarine completed…

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Russian Pacific Fleet Weapons Training

March 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the development of naval elements of the K-2 course mission (the actions of a single ship at sea for purpose), the large anti-submarine ships (BOD) of the Pacific Fleet Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov, each in their own training ground, conducted a complex , sea and coastal targets. In the course of the exercise to repel the attack of the air attack equipment of a conditional enemy in the interests of BOD, anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 and Il-38 of the naval aviation…

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Hydrographic vessel of the Pacific Fleet delivered fuel and food to remote Pacific Fleet garrisons

January 31, 2019 (Google Translation) – For several days the ship GS-269 of the hydrographic service of the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia was engaged in cargo delivery, replenishment of fuel, water and food supplies, as well as delivery of additional equipment necessary for the life of the Pacific Fleet’s garrisons. The hydrographic vessel made a planned rotation of the fleet personnel, which ensure the functioning of the facilities of the airfield of the Kurile Island of Matua. The duty shift of the airfield maintains constant control…

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Russian Submarine Pacific Fleet Celebrates 114th Anniversary

January 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, commemorative events dedicated to the 114th anniversary of the formation of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet took place on the Korabelnaya Embankment of the city of Vladivostok. Submariner veterans and representatives of the command of the Pacific Fleet laid a wreath and flowers at the monument to the first submariners and honored the memory of all those who stood guard over the security of our Motherland while in the submarine compartments. A short meeting was held here at the monument, which…

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Icebreaking Begins at Kamchatka Submarine Base

January 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – In Kamchatka, in order to eliminate difficult ice conditions, the ships of the auxiliary fleet of the Pacific Fleet embarked on an intensive ice breaking at the basing station of nuclear submarines of the Pacific Fleet. The accumulation of ice and its compaction in places up to half a meter in Krasheninnikov Bay occurred as a result of extreme cold that lasted for a week, which significantly influenced the safety of the parking and navigation of submarine cruisers. The ice breaking task has been…

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RFS Gromkiy Commissioned at Vladivostok

December 25, 2018 – Corvette Gromky entered the Pacific Fleet’s strength. A solemn ceremony of hoisting the Naval Ensign of the Russian Federation has taken place on the warship today. After the signing of the act on commissioning the corvette from the industry and a solemn flag-raising ceremony, the warship was enlisted in the Russian Navy by the order of Commander-in-Chief and entered the Pacific Fleet’s strength. The Commander of the Eastern Military District Lieutenant General Gennady Zhidko, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Forces Commander Rear Admiral Sergei Rekish, as well…

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The Quiet Waters of Southeast Alaska

By Kelley Stirling NSWC Carderock Division December 11, 2018 – Most people tire of their long commutes to work. Driving in a car in stop-and-go traffic for an hour can get old, but it’s something that most people just get used to. In Ketchikan, Alaska, the commute to the Navy’s Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) is a little different; a 20-minute car ride, followed by a 10-minute boat ride to Back Island is what a person has to get used to. “Rather than planes, trains and automobiles, it’s planes,…

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Russian Corvette Gromky Conducts Air Defense Training

November 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – The newest corvette Gromky, which is to enter the Pacific Fleet’s strength until the end of this year, engaged an air target by artillery fire in waters of the Sea of Japan as part of state tests. To assess the effectiveness of the weapons systems of the new corvette, the R-79 missile boat from the range of combat training in the Peter the Great Bay launched Termit anti-ship cruise missile, which simulated an attack of the mock enemy’s warship. The corvette timely detected an…

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