Pacific Fleet Surface Action Groups Train in the Sea of Okhotsk

September 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – During the Vostok 2018 maneuvers, a tactical strike force made up of missile cruiser Varyag, major ASW ships Admiral Vinogradov, and Admiral Panteleyev held joint drills with two surface action groups in the Sea of Okhotsk. The ships trained maneuvering and reformation, air defence of the whole group at sea. In total up to 20 warships of various classes were supported by shipborne aviation at sea during the maneuvers. The Vostok 2018 maneuvers have kicked off in the territory of the Far East and…

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RFS Tomsk practice mock torpedo attack against surface ships

August 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – During a tactical drills of the Pacific Fleet in the Sea of Okhotsk the nuclear-powered attack submarine Tomsk carried out a mock torpedo attack against a detachment of surface ships. A detachment was made up of the missile cruiser Varyag, destroyer Bystry, and major ASW ships. The sub approached the task force in submerged position, took a better position for the attack and fired four dummy torpedoes at the mock enemy’s ships. Having successfully fulfilled the mission, the attack sub stealthy left the area.…

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Hawaii-based Ships Sortie ahead of Hurricane Lane

August 22, 2018 – Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, announced that U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun to sortie as Hurricane Lane travels toward the Hawaiian Islands. Ships that sortie will be positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed. “Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie the Pearl Harbor-based ships,” Fort said. “This allows the ships enough time to transit safely out of the path of…

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Submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet Undergo Readiness Inspection

August 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – In Kamchatka, under the sudden inspection of the combat readiness of the troops of the Eastern Military District, the Pacific Fleet’s underwater forces carried out measures to bring to the highest levels of combat readiness. The safe exit of submarine cruisers from the point of origin is provided by units for the control of submarine-sabotage forces and means, as well as the forces of the guard of the Voisk water area and forces in the Northeast of Russia. Mine-assisted minesweepers provided anti-mine protection for…

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Pacific Fleet KA-27 Deck Landing Training

The Pacific Fleet Naval Aviation’s helicopter squadron exercised taking-off and deck landing on submarine rescue vessel Alagez in the Avacha Bay water area, Kamchatka. The Ka-27PL and Ka-27PS helicopters of a mixed naval air regiment practiced improving elements of deck landing on the ship underway. Naval pilots also trained their skills in choosing the optimal approach course, direction finding and touch-down accuracy. Also, the helicopter crews worked out their cooperation with the flight control group aboard Alagez. The drill involved three deck helicopters, which carried out about 15 take-offs and…

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RFS Soveršennyj & BT-256 Developing Combat Training

On July 11th, the crew of the newest corvette of the Pacific Fleet “Perfect” began to develop the sea elements of the course task K-2 (the actions of a single ship in the sea for the intended purpose). In the morning the base minesweeper БТ-256 of the connection of the ships of protection of the water area of ​​the Pacific Fleet ensured the wiring of the corvette after the trawl at the exit from the main base. In the Bay of Peter the Great, the crew of the corvette, in…

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Pacific Fleet Submarine Forces are 80 years of age

The history of the Pacific Fleet (PF) Submarine Forces began on 2 July 1938, when according to the decision of the PF Military Council three submarines – L-7, L-9 and L-10 of a division of the brigade of submarines – were redeployed from Vladivostok to Kamchatka. From the first days of the Great Patriotic War, submariners formed a detachment of volunteers, who fought in the strength of the Marine Infantry. The task of the remaining forces was to be constantly ready to repel the attack of the Japanese army, which…

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Inter-service tactical exercise on safeguarding RF State Border starts in Kamchatka

July 2, 2018 – Today, a planned inter-service tactical exercise on safeguarding RF State Border starts in Kamchatka has started in Kamchatka. The exercise involves units and subunits of the Pacific Fleet, Border Directorate of the RF Federal Security Service on the Eastern Arctic Area, Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia) and Russian Interior Ministry on the Kamchatka Territory. During the exercise, the Pacific Fleet units together with representatives of the other power structures will practise the tasks of detaining and inspecting the non-compliant vessel simulated by the ice-breaker Ivan Susanin, as…

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Pacific fleet to attend two international exercises in summer training season

This summer, the Pacific Fleet is to take part in two international exercises – the Joint Sea-2018 Russian-Chinese naval exercise and the Indra Navy-2018 Russian-Indian exercise. Besides, it is scheduled to hold a number of ship tactical drills, to attend the Naval Parade marking the Navy’s Day, and to take part in the Seaborne Assault contest of the International Army Games 2018 in the People’s Republic of China. The Pacific Fleet held some 10 tactical exercises, more than 50 ship tactical drills and a number of staff trainings during the…

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20 Warships and Auxiliaries of Russian Pacific Fleet Training at Sea

Today, in accordance with the combat training plan, the Pacific Fleet surface ships, submarines and auxiliary vessels have started to work out training drills in some training areas of Peter the Great Gulf. The exercise on piloting ships behind sweeps when leaving main base was conducted by the major ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev in cooperation with three coastal minesweepers. A bit later, the major ASW ship and the Guards missile cruiser Varyag worked out counter naval battle. Also, the abovementioned warships practised assisting the ship in distress, conducted evacuation of…

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Pacific Fleet’s An-26 aircraft begins to search for fishing vessel ‘Vostok’

The Pacific Fleet Naval Aviation’s aircraft has joined to the operation to search and rescue the fishing vessel Vostok. At 6.40 Moscow time, the PF An-26 aircraft with a mobile rescue group on board flew to the designated search area. Pilots in difficult weather conditions are surveying the water surface from a height of 600 to 1,000 metres. The coordinating headquarters is continuing to operate in the PF Territorial Center. Being in constant contact with the regional rescue services, this headquarters is monitoring the situation and analyzing the incoming information.

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JS Hamagiri arrives in Vladivostok

In accordance with reached agreements, the destroyer Hamagiri of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has arrived in Vladivostok to take part in the SAREX 2017 Search and Rescue Exercise. During the visit, it is planned to hold organizational meetings to finalize the modalities of training episodes. Moreover, Russian and Japan seaman will hold football and volleyball tournaments. The SAREX exercise will take place in the Peter the Great Gulf on November 25.

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Pacific Fleet Air Force receives six modernized Ka-29 helicopters

Today, six new Ka-29 modernized ship-based combat transport helicopters which underwent scheduled repair at JSC Kumertauskoe aviation manufacturing facility arrived to Nikolaevka naval air base of the Pacific Fleet. The helicopters were delivered to Knevichi airfield by Il-76 military transport airplanes. After that they were received by crews to conduct test flights. The Ka-29 helicopters were escorted by An-26 plane and Mi-8 helicopter of the Pacific Fleet to reach the home station. In the near future, the crews will train on the modernized hardware.

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Pella Launches Another Project 16609

Google Translation Launch of the raid tug “RB-2186” project 16609, page # 633, included in the program for delivery for 2018 After passing all the necessary tests, the tug will be handed over to the State Customer and introduced into the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation.  The ceremony was attended by: The head of the auxiliary fleet – the head of the service of the Transport Administration of the Western Military District, Captain 1st rank Chukhrai Alexander Anatolyevich, representatives of the Baltic branch of the RS, the management and…

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Indra 2017: maritime phase kicks off in Peter the Great Gulf

According to the plan of the Indra 2017 first-ever tri service, Russian and Indian warships launched a maritime phase at the training grounds of the Pacific Fleet. The large landing ship Admiral Nevelskoy, small-sized ASW vessel Ust-Ilimsk, frigate Satpura and corvette Kadmatt have comprised a combined group of Russian and Indian warships. Warships drilled joint maneuvering and held training to organize communication. Today, the inspection parties of the Pacific Fleet and Indian Navy drilled actions to control maritime shipping and vessel inspection international procedures of a suspect vessel. The maritime…

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