Russian Poseidon underwater drone capable of carrying 2 megatonne nuclear warhead

May 17, 2018 (TASS) – Russia’s Poseidon underwater drone currently under development will be able to carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to destroy enemy naval bases, a source in the Russian defense sector told TASS on Thursday. “It will be possible to mount various nuclear charges on the ‘torpedo’ of the Poseidon multipurpose seaborne system, with the thermonuclear single warhead similar to the Avangard charge to have the maximum capacity of up to 2 megatonnes in TNT equivalent,” the source said. With its…

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Over 40 warships to take part in Russia’s naval parade in 2018

Google Translation from TASS Over 40 warships, including 18 most advanced surface combatants, and also 25 aircraft and helicopters will be involved in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg this year, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. “This year, we plan to involve 41 warships, including 18 most advanced combat ships. One of them is the small missile ship Uragan whose construction was completed in 2018. Also, 25 aircraft and over 4,000 servicemen will be involved in the event,” the defense minister told the ministry’s…

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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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Helicopter crews of the Baltic Fleet improve their piloting skill

Crews of Mi-24 and Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation conducted scheduled training flights. Pilots of Mi-24 helicopters practiced landing and taking off, flights to the assigned sea area in order to check surface situation, conduct strikes on targets with GSh-23 aviation gun and unguided projectiles. Special attention was paid to flights at nighttime, instrumental landing, flights over the sea as well as covering ship and ground groupings from the air. About 10 different helicopters were involved in the training.

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Dutch Navy Escorts Russian Ships

The Royal Netherlands Navy escorted threeian warships over the North Sea February 23rd. It was the Fjodor Golovin, a spy ship from the Vishnya class, and 2 escort ships. The vessels passed the Wadden Islands a few dozen kilometers away. They were monitored by survey ship HNLMS Snellius. The Russian vessels are on their way to their homeport after participating in the war in Syria. Earlier this week, the Portuguese, French and British navies followed the Russians on the Atlantic Ocean and in the English Channel. The Russian warships take…

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Baltiysk Naval Base ships prepare to perform combat training tasks

Ships of the Baltic naval base are preparing for sorties to carry out planned combat training tasks. At the first stage of the exercise, the ships are to practice combat training tasks at the stationing point to be ready for sailing and perform combat and daily tasks while staying in the base. Further, the Baltic Fleet ships are to perform a number of the assigned tasks at sea, including anti-ship and air defence ones. The strike forces of the naval base, small missile ships and boats, minesweepers, and various auxiliary…

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Peresvet conducts tactical special drill to load and unload military equipment

In the Desantnaya Bay, the major amphibious ship Peresvet worked out joint actions with the Pacific Fleet Marines, having taken on board an assault company and more than 10 BTR-80 armored personnel carriers. The Marines practiced unloading and loading military equipment and met the time standards at the Klerk training range. Later on, at the Fleet’s sea training zones, the ship is to perform a set of artillery firings at coastal, air and sea targets, set electronic jamming, conduct damage control drills, cross narrow waters, sail in reduced visibility conditions,…

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Baltic Fleet Helicopter pilots train instrument flying

The Ka-27 helicopters, the Baltic Fleet Air Force, are carrying out control drills on instrument flying. The Ka-27PL ASW and KA-27PS SAR helicopters are practicing instrument flying. Special curtains cover the cockpit so that the flight can be performed only by means of flight instruments. Crews fly along the assigned routes, relying on board equipment. When approaching for landing, pilots use special systems and alternative means. The main task of the drills is to test skills of operating helicopters in difficult weather conditions and poor visibility.

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Naval aviation to receive about 50 modernised Ka-27 helicopters

The Russian naval aviation’s possibilities in searching for and detecting submarines are to be raised to a new level due to about 50 modernized Ka-27 shipborne ASW helicopters. These deck-based helicopters have already proven their best and shown high efficiency. At present, 20 modernized Ka-27M helicopters have already entered the Naval Aviation’s strength. It is planned that by 2020 the number of these machines will reach 30 units. Their modernization is being carried out by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise JSC, a part of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company of the…

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The present and future of Russian anti-submarine aircraft

Google Translation An important element of the aviation of the navy is the anti-submarine patrol aircraft. Machines of different types, carrying special search equipment and weapons, should conduct patrols, search for enemy submarines and, if necessary, attack them. The existing grouping of anti-submarine aircraft in the Russian naval aviation no longer fully meets the requirements, and therefore the existing equipment is being modernized. In addition, the aviation industry is creating new samples.According to known data, at present the Russian Navy has several units, which are equipped with anti-submarine aircraft of a number of…

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Black Sea Fleet Warships in Sevastopol Prepare for ASW Training

The warships of the Black Sea Fleet based in Sevastopol are practicing routine issues to prepare for long-distance mission with the use of armaments and technical equipment. Some 40 surface warships of the Black Sea Fleet are involved in the combat training events. Therefore, some exercises including damage control, air defense and ASW are underway

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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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AS-28 underwater vehicle trains in Black Sea

The crew of the AS-28 underwater vehicle carried by the search-and-rescue vehicle Kommuna has undergone an obligatory course to confirm the personnel’s rescue skills. The trainings took place at the training station where the personnel improved its skills using inflatable rescue boats and exit through the torpedo tube. Following the result of the passed training year, the AS-28 crew has accomplished all scheduled events of the combat training. These also included search actions and real leaving of a mock submarine in distress resting on the bottom.

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