New Additions for Russian Northern Fleet

December 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – The share of new equipment and weapons in the Northern Fleet averages about 60 percent, and in certain positions, such as armored vehicles, it is much ahead. This was announced by the commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev in an interview with the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. The Northern Fleet received and…

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Project 21180 Ilya Muromets in White Sea for Testing for Project 20183

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the Northern Fleet icebreaker Ilya Muromets made the transition from the Barents Sea to the White Sea, part of which is currently covered with ice. In the near future, the crew of the Northern Fleet icebreaker will begin to provide ice tests for the Project 20183 Akademik Alexandrov. The diesel-electric icebreaker of Project…

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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…

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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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Icebreaker Ilya Muromets leaves Baltic naval base and heads for Barents Sea

The icebreaker Ilya Muromets left the Baltic naval base and heads for the Barents Sea. The vessel sailed off for interfleet passage covering roughly 2,000 nautical miles to the home stationing. The Baltic Fleet warships and aircraft supported state tests of the icebreaker that took place at naval training areas of the Fleet. In course of the tests the seamen…

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Newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets to launch final trials on Wednesday

It is scheduled that the newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets will leave Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg to start the state test on October 4-7. Before the beginning, representatives of the Navy High Command will check the crew readiness for the test. In course of state tests, all specifications and systems of the icebreaker Ilya Muromets are to be checked. In…

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