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 large anti-submarine ship “Vice Admiral Kulakov”, large landing crafts “Alexander Obrakovsky”, “Kondopoga”, sea trawler “Vladimir Humanenko”, icebreaker “Ilya Muromets” and other support vessels. The crews of all the ships and…

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Russia launches trials of Poseidon underwater drone that can carry nuclear warheads

Google Translation Russia’s Defense Ministry has launched the trials of Poseidon underwater drones at its testing ranges, the ministry’s press office reported on Thursday. “Trials have been organized at the ranges of the Defense Ministry of Russia to confirm the dynamic characteristics of the apparatus [Poseidon] during launches in a real environment and to check the parameters of the apparatus’s movement along the route in autonomous mode,” the Defense Ministry said. As of today, comprehensive experimental work on the underwater drone is coming to an end and industrial enterprises have…

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Baltic Fleet’s RFS Dmitrov “destroyed” ships of the conventional enemy during exercise

Google translation The diesel-electric submarine (DEPL) of the Baltic Fleet Dmitrov during the exercise successfully carried out a set of practical torpedo firing from underwater position on surface targets within the planned exit to the sea. Before the DEPL crew, the task was to covertly enter the parking area of ​​the detachment of the conventional enemy combat ships, which designated the antisubmarine ships of the Baltic naval base, and attack them with torpedo weapons. The task of mine action support of the submarine’s escape to the area of ​​the exercise…

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Black Sea Fleet Searching for Ships Lost in Great Patriotic War

Google translation The sixth underwater search expedition of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which includes experts of the hydrographic service of the Black Sea Fleet, has begun to study marine areas off the coast of the Crimea for the detection and identification of ships and ships that died during the Great Patriotic War. Members of the expedition on the hydrographic vessel of the Black Sea Fleet GS-86 will travel more than 700 nautical miles to investigate about 10 alleged places of death of Soviet sailors in the…

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New generation catamarans to join Russian Navy

Three newest Project 23370G hydrographic boats will be serially built for the Russian Navy at the enterprise KAMPO according to the three-year state contract. These boats’ design meets the latest requirements of the Navy High Main Command for such vessels. Project 23370G hydrographic boats are intended for buoy-laying and hydrographic works, setting up and maintenance of floating warning buoys, delivering maintenance personnel, repair crews, food, fuel and other cargoes to onshore navigation equipment facilities, including those located on unequipped coasts. Using surveying echo sounders these boats will have the ability…

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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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HMS Montrose shadows Russian warships through English Channel

The Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose shadowed two Russian warships in the approaches to the English Channel after they ventured out of the Baltic. The Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate sailed up the Channel to meet with corvettes RFS Boikiy and Stoikiy as the Russian vessels sortied from their base in the Baltic and entered the North Sea. HMS Montrose worked alongside the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to track the two vessels as they manoeuvred in some of the most congested waters in the world. Montrose met the pair – both Steregushchiy-class…

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Russian Navy Conducts PASSEX with Philippine Navy After Manila Departure

On April 14th, a Pacific Fleet task force composed of the major ASW ships Admiral Tributs, Admiral Vinogradov and middle sea tanker Pechenga completed its unofficial visit to Manila, which began June 9th. During the visit, the detachment commander Captain 1 Rank Oleg Korolyov met with the Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Coast Guard of the Philippines. Igor Khovayev, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Palau and Federated States of Micronesia, the detachment commander and commanding…

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Major amphibious ship Ivan Gren to join Russian Navy before late June 2018

The major amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren will join the Russian Navy until the end of June this year. The major amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren – Project 11711 lead ship – was designed by the JSC Nevsky Design Bureau and built at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad. Project 11711 is further development of Project 1171, which was used in the 60-70s by the abovementioned shipyard for building a series of 14 ships. The ship Ivan Gren’s state trials started in November 2017. The tests continued in early April 2018.…

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Russian Navy CINC Welcomes RFS Yantar back to Severomorsk

The oceanographic research vessel Yantar, the Russian Navy, has returned to the main station of the Northern Fleet – the city of Severomorsk – after an 11-mounths distant cruise. Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Korolyov welcomed the ship crew at the dock. Yantar has covered more than 50,000 nautical miles with a number of calls to foreign ports of the Republic of Cyprus, Mauritius, South Africa, Uruguay, Portugal, Argentina, the Seychelles, the Republic of Cape Verde and other countries. As part of the long-range cruise, the vessel Yantar of the Russian…

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Russian Naval Air Force to receive two Su-30SM multipurpose aircraft in June

Within the Attack Aviation rearmament program of the RF Defence Ministry and the Navy High Command, the Naval Air Force will receive two Su-30SM multipurpose multifunctional aircraft in June this year. The commissioning ceremony will take place at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant airfield. The aircraft are planned to enter the Baltic Fleet Naval Aviation. The PJSC Irkut Corporation as the state defence order’s lead executor provides the series production of highly maneuverable multipurpose fighters Su-30SM. The aircraft has been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau, and is being produced at…

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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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Black Sea Fleet Submarines Stariy Oskol & Novorossiysk Working Up

Submarines Stariy Oskol and Novorossiysk, the Black Sea Fleet, began to practice the elements of the L-2 course task. At present, the ships are sailing in the Black Sea training zones, where they fulfil various missions, both in surface and submerged positions. The L-2 course task is a mandatory stage in the submarine training. It is an integral part of the training program for a submarine to perform tasks for its purpose in various conditions.

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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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