Russian Navy Hopes For Six Submarines in 2020 for First Time in 28 Years

August 23, 2019 (TASS) – The Russian Navy will receive six submarines, including four nuclear-powered subs in 2020 for the first time over the past 28 years, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. Last time, the Russian Navy received the same number of submarines in 1992. After that, domestic shipbuilders delivered two-three subs to the Russian Navy a year while in 1997-2012, Russia’s subsurface force could get one submarine a year at best or no sub at all. Since 2013, new submarines have been regularly…

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2019 Russian Arctic Mission Commences

August 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Under the leadership of the commander of the Kola Flotilla of diverse forces, Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, today the next campaign of the Arctic Group of the Northern Fleet along the seas of the Arctic Ocean has begun. The event is held for the 8th consecutive year. The large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Kulakov, the large landing ships Alexander Otrakovsky and Kondopoga, the rescue and towing vessel Pamir, the tanker Sergey Osipov and the icebreaker Ilya Muromets take part in the Arctic campaign. Ships…

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Russian Navy Naval Parade in Tartus

July 28, 2019 (TASS) – A Russian submarine and missile ships took part in a naval parade marking Russia’s Navy Day in the Syrian port of Tartus on Sunday, the Defense Ministry’s press service said in a report. “The diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol, the Admiral Grigorovich frigate, the Pytlivyi patrol ship, the Velikiy Ustyug and Uglich small missile ships” took part in the parade along with other vessels, the press service said. The air parade involved Su-24M bombers, Su-34 and Su-35 jets, Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-35M helicopters that flew over the…

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Black Sea Fleet Monitors NATO Exercise Sea Breeze 2019

July 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the course of carrying out the tasks, the grouping of Russian warships began to work out a number of planned combat training activities in the Black Sea. The exercise involved about 10 ships of the fleet. In particular, large landing ships “Azov” and “Caesar Kunikov”, small missile ships “Orekhovo-Zuyevo” and “Mirage”, missile boats “Ivanovets”, “Naberezhnye Chelny” and “R-60” and others. At the moment, the crews of the ships continue to work out the elements of joint navigation and combat maneuvering in sea polygons,…

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Fourteen sailors die in submersible vehicle in Russian waters on July 1

July 2, 2019 (TASS) – Fourteen submariners died in a fire that broke out in a submersible vehicle in Russian waters on July 1, the Defense Ministry said in a statement released on Tuesday. “On July 1, fourteen submariners – sailors died in Russian territorial waters as a result of inhaling combustion products aboard a research submersible vehicle designated for studying the seafloor and the bottom of the World Ocean in the interests of the Russian Navy after a fire broke out during bathymetric measurements,” the statement says. The fire…

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Project 19910 Nikolaj Skosyriev Launched

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – A solemn ceremony of launching the newest hydrographic vessel (MGS) of the project 19910 “Nikolaj Skosyriev ” intended for the Russian Navy was held at JSC Shipyard Vympel (Rybinsk) IGU project 19910 “Nikolaj Skosyriev ” has a displacement of 1,200 tons and can perform tasks at a distance of 3,500 miles from the basing points. The vessel is designed to solve a wide range of hydrographic and pilotage activities in the maritime zone. Hydrographic vessel “Nikolaj Skosyriev ” became the largest in terms of…

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Pacific Fleet Conducts Trials of New Amphibious APC

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, the mechanics-drivers of the modern armored personnel carriers BTR-82A of the naval unit of the Pacific Fleet stationed in Kamchatka will conduct practical training for the first time to bring the combat vehicles to production. On the eve of the tasks, the servicemen passed the swimming standards and completed a course of light diving training, as well as on the simulator, they worked out an emergency escape of the machines. Practical development of tasks will be carried…

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Six Pacific Fleet ASW Aircraft Will Take Part in the Main Naval Parade

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – Three long-range anti-submarine aircraft of the Tu-142 naval aviation and three anti-submarine aircraft Il-38N will present the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) during the Main Naval Parade to be held in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt on July 28. The Pacific Fleet airplanes will fly over a distance of more than 8 thousand kilometers from Primorye to the Kipelovo airfield in the Vologda region, where the crews will undergo training for the air part of the naval parade. It is planned that training flights will begin…

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Russian Response to BALTOPS

June 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – In order to promptly respond to possible emergencies and threats to navigational safety of civilian shipping in the Baltic Sea area, the forces and facilities of the Baltic Fleet carry out a set of measures to control the joint exercises of the combined naval forces of NATO Baltops-2019. In the southern part of the Baltic Sea, participants in the NATO naval exercises are working on practical episodes related to the radio suppression of radar and radio navigation systems. In order to detect threats to…

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Russia Holds Their Own BALTOPS

June 10, 2019 (TASS) – Several naval groups comprising corvettes, small missile ships and an anti-submarine warfare vessel have sailed to practice ranges in the Baltic Sea for naval drills, the Baltic Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. “As part of planned drills, the naval hunter-killer and surface action groups comprising the corvettes Boiky and Stoiky, the small missile ships Serpukhov, Zelyony Dol, Liven and Passat and the anti-submarine warfare ship Aleksin will hold a set of drills,” the press office said in a statement. The naval ships will practice…

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Three Russian Submarines Surface Through Arctic Ice

June 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Project 885 lead multirole nuclear-powered submarine and two Project 667BDRM strategic subs practiced surfacing in open water patches amid Arctic ice during drills in May, the press office of Russia’s Northern Fleet reported on Monday. “The underwater nuclear-powered missile cruisers Tula, Novomoskovsk and Severodvinsk were involved in performing missions under the Arctic Ocean’s ice. The submariners practiced a whole range of under-ice sailing tasks, including the search for an open water patch in the designated area and surfacing through ice,” the press office…

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Russian Pacific Fleet Scheduled for Three International Exercises This Summer

June 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today in the Pacific Fleet (PF) began the summer period of training. Rallies were held in formations and units of the fleet, in which representatives of the command of the Pacific Fleet, military personnel and military service veterans took part. The ships held a ritual of raising the flags of St. Andrew and the flags of colorization. Acting commander of the Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Sergei Rekish, on behalf of the Military Council of the Pacific Fleet, congratulated the staff of the Primorsk flotilla…

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Russian Northern Fleet Celebrates 286 Years of Service

(Google Translation) June 1, 2019 marks 286 years from the formation of the Red Banner Northern Fleet, an interspecific strategic alliance of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, protecting the national interests of Russia, both in the Arctic and in other areas of the World Ocean. Today, the Northern Fleet is one of the most powerful fleets of the Russian Navy. It consists of a variety of units – underwater and surface forces, army corps of ground forces, coastal troops, the army of the Air Force and Air Defense.…

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Russia Begins Serial Production of ASW Missile

May 13, 2019 (TASS) – The Research and Production Enterprise ‘Region’ (part of Tactical Missiles Corporation) has launched a new APR-3M air-launched anti-submarine warfare missile into serial production, Enterprise CEO Igor Krylov told TASS on Monday. “All the trials of the APR-3M missile have been completed, the process of its serial production has been organized and its deliveries to the Russian Defense Ministry are underway. In the near future, we will also start promoting this missile for exports. The APR-3M is integrated into the armament of a Ka-27M modernized anti-submarine…

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