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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Russian Pacific Fleet to Gain Ten Vessels in 2019

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – In 2019, more than 10 crews of new surface combat ships, submarines and auxiliary fleet are planned to be formed in the Pacific Fleet. In particular, among the new buildings to be completed by the crews of the corvette Aldar Tsydenzhapov, a modern sea minesweeper, anti-sabotage boats, a rescue tug, raid diving boats, diesel and nuclear submarines built specifically for the Pacific Fleet. The crews of all new warships will include only military personnel serving under the contract.

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Corvette Gromky sails to Sea of Japan for next stage of sea trials

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The newest corvette Gromky, which is soon going to enter the Pacific Fleet’s strength, has again sailed to the Peter the Great Bay in order to continue the program of sea trials. Aboard the ship there are specialists of the Amur Shipbuilding Plant, where the warship has been built, as well as officers of the Pacific Fleet Staff’s departments and services. The sea trials are to be provided by the rescue tug Photy Krylov and sea tug MB-92. The PF Naval Aviation’s Ka-27 helicopters,…

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Project 23370M SMK-2187 Completes Trials

October 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – The plant tests of SMK-2187 Project 23370M multifunctional modular boat built for the rescue detachment of the Northeastern Troops and Forces have been completed In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. In accordance with the program approved, the manufacturing plant tested the boat’s seaworthiness, maneuverability, navigation devices’ operation and ship systems. The SMK-2187 is the 15th boat in the series of Project 23370M multifunctional modular search-and-rescue boats, being built for the Navy under the State contract with the Russian Defence Ministry. In the near future, the multifunctional rescue catamaran…

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Young pilots of the Pacific Fleet completed anti-submarine missions on Tu-142MZ aircraft

October 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – At the aerodrome Kamenny Ruche of the naval aviation of the Pacific Fleet, scheduled training flights were conducted in order to co-ordinate young crews of long-range anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142MZ with the development of anti-submarine missions over the sea. In the course of the flights, the crews of two anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142mz worked out anti-submarine missions for their intended purpose — the search, classification and tracking of submarines of a conventional enemy. The crews of the Tu-142, under the guidance of experienced instructors of the…

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