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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Naval helicopter of frigate Admral Grigorovich performs scheduled flights in Mediterranean Sea

In accordance with the combat training plan of the frigate Admiral Grigorovich, which is on mission in permanent Naval grouping in the Mediterranean Sea, the Ka-27PL helicopter performed training flights. In course of the training, the ship crews of aircraft complex practiced support of the flights of the helicopter.

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Black Sea Fleet large landing warships hold artillery firing in training zones

In accordance with the combat training plan, the large landing warships of the Black Sea Fleet performed artillery firing to engage naval, coastal and air targets.  The warships trained to fire non-guided missiles at coastal targets at the Opuk training ground. Afterwards, artillery crews eliminated airdropped parachute targets and floating mine.  The events are scheduled within combat training of large landing warships. 

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Keel laying ceremony for small missile ship Vikhr Project 22800 to take place in Feodosia

Today, on December 19, keel laying ceremony is to take place for the small-sized missile ship Project 22800 Vikhr. It is the third small missile ship to be built at the More Shipyard in Feodosia for the Russian Navy. The solemn ceremony is to be attended by representatives of Feodosia administration and leadership of the Shipyard. Deputy Chief of Navy Shipbuilding Department Captain 1st Rank Mikhail Krasnopeyev will take part in the ceremony on behalf of the Naval Main Command. The ship Project 22800 was designed by the Almaz Central…

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