HMS Defender Escorts Russian Task Group

March 6, 2019 – HMS Defender is today shadowing a Russian naval task group along the coast of the UK. The Type 45 destroyer was called upon to sail over the weekend and keep watch on the frigate Admiral Gorshkov and three auxiliary ships as they passed close to UK territorial waters. Portsmouth-based Defender is monitoring the Russian task group and keeping track of their activity in areas of national interest. Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, said,“The Royal Navy is always standing ready to defend the UK. “We…

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RFS Admiral Gorshkov Transits English Channel

March 5, 2019 – Today, a detachment of ships and support vessels for the Northern Fleet as part of the frigate Admiral of the Soviet Fleet Pots, the multifunctional logistics ship Elbrus, the rescue tug Nikolay Chiker and the medium sea tanker Kama began to pass the English Channel. Before leaving the North Sea, communications were conducted on the frigate and ships, and the order of the march through narrowness was determined. Previously, the detachment operated in the Mori Firth Bay, fulfilling the tasks of counter-sabotage defense when parked on…

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Admiral Gorshkov Trains for ASW in the Norwegian Sea

March 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the lead frigate of project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, performing long-range missions, worked out a search for submarines using deck-mounted aviation — an Ka-27PL anti-submarine helicopter. Training was conducted in the waters of the Norwegian Sea on the route of the detachment of ships detachment. All tasks were successfully completed. Helicopter pilots made several take-offs and landings on the deck of a ship. Currently, a detachment of ships and ships to support the Northern Fleet…

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Admiral Gorshkov led a detachment of ships in the Barents Sea

February 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The lead frigate of Project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” worked in the Barents Sea for maneuvering and training in communications as part of a squad of warships under the overall guidance of Deputy Commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov. The frigate performed the role of the flagship of the detachment from which the joint maneuvers were controlled. Together with the frigate, the multifunctional logistics support vessel Elbrus and the sea tug Nikolay Chiker participated in…

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Admiral Gorshkov Trains in Barents Sea

January 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the main frigate of project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” left the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk to the Barents Sea to work out a set of combat training tasks. For several days, the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” will perform a series of combat exercises with weapons in the sea training grounds of the Northern Fleet. Will conduct shooting at sea and air targets. Work out the interaction with aviation and with surface ships…

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Admiral Gorshkov Prepares for Deployment

August 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the lead frigate of project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov” began to work out the tasks of the combat training course for surface ships in the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk. This year, the ship faces important combat training tasks. The frigate will make its first long hike. Before this event, the crew will have to undergo a combat training course in the base and at sea. The frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” was adopted…

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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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Northern Fleet conducted an emergency submarine relief exercise

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the Northern Fleet has completed a comprehensive doctrine of the search and rescue forces (PSO) to assist conditionally emergency submarine in distress. The exercise of the PSO forces started in the Northern Fleet the day before, on November 8. With the arrival of a conditional distress signal, a search and rescue center (SRP) of the regional command center was deployed at the headquarters of the Northern Fleet. PSP specialists have worked out the management of the duty of the search and rescue fleet…

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Admiral Gorshkov Conducting Workups in Barents Sea

October 4, 2018 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, carrying out the planned tasks of the combat training course in the Barents Sea, successfully conducted a series of practical shooting at sea and air targets from the sea-based anti-aircraft missile system of the Polymer-redut vertical launch. The crew of the ship three times successfully hit air targets at various altitudes and distances with anti-aircraft missiles. Also noted accurate hit on the sea shield, simulating a small surface target. Shooting took place in…

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Frigate HMS St Albans Escorts RFS Admiral Gorshkov Through North Sea

Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans escorted Russian destroyer Admiral Gorshkov through the North Sea and areas of UK interest on Christmas Day. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate was called upon to sail on 23 December and keep watch on Admiral Gorshkov as it passed close to UK territorial waters. HMS St Albans remained at sea on Christmas Day to monitor the Russian frigate, keeping track of its activity in areas of national interest. The Royal Navy frigate will return to Portsmouth today [Boxing Day] and remain ready for very…

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