Project 12700 Vladimir Yemelyanov Rollout

April 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – At the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC), the newest mine protection ship of the project 12700 “Vladimir Yemelyanov”, being built for the Russian Navy, was removed from the workshop. Ships of this project have a unique, the world’s largest hull made of monolithic fiberglass. “According to the plans of the Main Command of the Russian Navy, the new generation of PMO ships in the short term are designed to significantly enhance the potential of the mine-sweeping forces of the fleets…

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USC to build two more Project 22350 frigates for Russian Navy

March 20, 2019 (TASS) – The Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard, an affiliate of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) will build two more frigates of project 22350 and push ahead with building a series of corvettes for the Navy, USC President Alexei Rakhmanov told a business conference at the theme park Patriot near Moscow. “A decision has been made to build two more frigates at the Northern Shipyard and to continue to build a series of corvettes,” Rakhmanov said, adding the project 22350 frigates were identical to The Admiral Gorshkov. “The Admiral…

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Project 12700 Ivan Antonov Completes Sea Trials

January 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest mine defense ship project 12700 “Ivan Antonov” successfully completed state tests and its crew is preparing for the solemn ceremony of raising the flag of St. Andrew, which will be held on January 26. Earlier, on December 29, 2018, the corresponding acceptance documentation on the completion of ship tests was signed. The ceremony will be attended by representatives of the Main Command of the Navy, the Baltic Fleet, the military-industrial complex. The ship “Ivan Antonov”, built at the Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant in…

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Project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov Completes First Sea Trials

January 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – The warship of the ocean zone is the newest frigate of the Project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov, built for the Navy of Russia at the enterprise “Severnaya Verf”, successfully completed the first stage of factory trials in the Baltic Sea testing grounds and returned to St. Petersburg. During the first stage of testing, in which the acceptance team of the manufacturer and the crew of the frigate took part, a number of shipboard life support systems, energy and survivability, autonomous operation of radio equipment, communications,…

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The world’s largest bathyscaphe museum opened in St. Petersburg

December 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – The first in Russia and the world’s largest museum of small underwater self-propelled vehicles opened in St. Petersburg. The collection began to take shape last year. Today, the museum presents two ultra-small submarines “Triton-1M” and “Triton-2”, an autonomous working projectile AS-22, a rescue underwater projectile AS-5, a mobile recompression diving station PRS-VM based on ZIL-131, inhabited self-propelled devices like “Reef” and “Langust”. Underwater vehicles provided by parts of the Navy, scientific organizations and enterprises of the fishing industry. With their help, you can transport…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 15, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $348,915,105 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide the infrastructure to support developmental laboratory facilities and flight test activities in support of F-35 development, production and sustainment. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, California (35 percent); Patuxent River, Maryland (35 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participant funds in…

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RFS Shkval Launched at Pella Shipyard

October 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – At the new shipbuilding complex of Pella, a solemn ceremony of launching the fourth in a row, the third small batch rocket ship Project 22800 was held. The honorary participants of the event were: Head of the Department of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for the provision of the state defense order, Captain 1st Rank Pavel Grigoryevich Pechkovsky; Deputy Head of the Shipbuilding Directorate of the Navy of the Russian Federation, Captain 1st Rank Mikhail Krasnopeev; Viktor Viktorovich Chirkov, Chief Advisor…

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Second Lada Class Launched in St. Petersburg Thirteen Years After Keel Laying

September 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – A second diesel-electric submarine of project 677 (Lada class), Kronhtadt, was launched in a special ceremony at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg on Thursday, a TASS correspondent reports. “The importance of this event is hard to overestimate. The submarine began to be built in 2005. There have been some pauses in construction work and in financing, but the launch day has come at last. The delay in construction work allowed for using the experience gained in building and operating the submarine The St.…

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St. Petersburg Coast Guard cutter returns home after 59 days

September 9, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Sunday to St. Petersburg following a 59-day patrol. Resolute crew members patrolled more than 11,000 miles, providing a law enforcement presence in the Windward Passage and deterring illegal migrant departures as a part of Operation Southeast Watch. In the Mona Passage, Resolute supported Operation Unified Resolve conducting counter drug operations and assisting in the search and rescue operations. Resolute also worked alongside Coast Guard Cutters Mohawk, Hamilton, and Reliance to ensure proper custody and care of suspected drug smugglers and…

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Two Project 12418 FACs Being Modernized

August 27, 2018 (Google Translation from PTS Bastion) – At the forum “Army-2018” in the exposition of the “Kalashnikov” concern JSC “Shipyard” Vympel “for the first time introduced the model of the missile boat of project 12418. Two such boats are currently being completed at the plant under the amended project. As it is known in mid-2016, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and JSC Shipbuilding Plant Vympel signed a contract for the modernization and repair of two Molniya missile boats of Project 12418. The Molniya will be…

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Project 22800 Uragan Added to St Petersburg Naval Parade

Project 22800 lead small missile ship (SMS) Uragan built at the St. Petersburg shipyard Pella made the third sortie to the Ladoga Lake water area within the plant sea trials. The ship successfully tested her life support systems, navigation complex, anchor and towing gears during three sorties to Ladoga. The SMS Uragan is scheduled to take part in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt on 29 July, thereby demonstrating the most advanced achievements of the domestic military surface shipbuilding. Project 22800 SMSs are designed by the Central…

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Factory run trials of Project 16609 RB-2186

Google Translation For carrying out of factory road trials the tug of project 16609 “РБ-2186” has left in the Ladoga lake. Upon completion of all necessary tests, the tug will be handed over to the State Customer and it will be included in the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation. The tugboat is designed to perform towing and crocheting operations in the port, on raids and coastal areas corresponding to the navigation area R2 (navigation in maritime areas with a distance of not more than 100 miles from the place of…

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Latest Project 04690 Conducted Sea Trials in May

Google Translation The vessel is included in the delivery program of 2018 and after passing all the necessary tests will be included in the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. The tug is designed to perform towing and crocheting operations in the port, on raids, river and sea areas, as well as to extinguish fires and other functions. Main technical parameters: Length overall 20.4 m Width overall 8,5 m Draft 2.5 m Self-floating in shallow ice at a speed of 5 knots 0.7 m Swimming in a canal behind…

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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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USCGC Venturous Returns to Florida From Pacific Drug Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to St. Petersburg Saturday following a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew, supplemented by seven members from the Coast Guard’s Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (), transited more than 11,000 miles through the Panama Canal patrolling waters west of Central America, South America, and Mexico in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), a National Task Force headquartered in Key West. JIATF-S oversees the detection of illicit trafficking in the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean and assists U.S. and partner nation law…

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