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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Project 12700 minesweeper Yakov Balyayev to be laid down in St Petersburg

On December 26, another Project 12700 minesweeper is to be laid down at the Sredne-Nevskiy Shipyard, St. Petersburg. The ship will be named after the Hero of the Soviet Union Yakov Balyayev. The keel laying ceremony will be attended by representatives of Naval High Command, leadership of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, Navy veterans and employees of the Sredne-Nevskiy Shipyard. The Project 12700 ships have the largest fiber-glass hull which is more solid comparing to steel ones. The life cycle of the monolithic-fiberglass hull is more…

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Russia to float out latest missile corvette on November 24

The second Project 22800 (Karakurt-class) missile corvette Taifun will be floated out in St. Petersburg on November 24, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Monday. “Two Project 22800 small missile ships, the Uragan and the Taifun, were simultaneously laid down at the St. Petersburg-based Pella Shipyard on December 24, 2015. The lead small missile ship Uragan is currently on the water at the Shipyard’s newly-built embankment,” the ministry said. The ceremony to float out the first serial-produced (the second in succession) warship Uragan built at the Pella Shipyard will be attended…

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Pella Launches Another Project 16609

Google Translation Launch of the raid tug “RB-2186” project 16609, page # 633, included in the program for delivery for 2018 After passing all the necessary tests, the tug will be handed over to the State Customer and introduced into the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation.  The ceremony was attended by: The head of the auxiliary fleet – the head of the service of the Transport Administration of the Western Military District, Captain 1st rank Chukhrai Alexander Anatolyevich, representatives of the Baltic branch of the RS, the management and…

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IMDS 2017 St Petersburg

Google Translation for National Defense Magazine Petersburg International Naval Show has been predicted several times, but it is developing successfully. That once again confirmed the eighth in the account of IMDS-2017, held in late June – early July this year. Yes, with the weather, to put it mildly, no luck. It was cool, a strong gusty wind was blowing, rains were raining, and some of the salon’s events had to be canceled or cut. And yet, unfavorable conditions could not overshadow the holiday of naval equipment at Lenexpo. Yuri MAKAROV Alexander MOZGOVOY “STARS” IMDS-2017…

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Newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets to launch final trials on Wednesday

It is scheduled that the newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets will leave Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg to start the state test on October 4-7. Before the beginning, representatives of the Navy High Command will check the crew readiness for the test. In course of state tests, all specifications and systems of the icebreaker Ilya Muromets are to be checked. In particular, it includes the operating of radio navigation and other radars, lifting gear, life support systems, propulsion systems, and anchor equipment. Previously, on August 25, the icebreaker has finished the…

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Second Project 04690 tug launched in St. Petersburg for Russian Navy

On 21 September, the St. Petersburg Shipbuilding Enterprise Pella is to host a solemn ceremony of launching the second in succession new Project 04690 roadstead tug built for the Russian Navy. The Chief of the Russian Navy auxiliary fleet service Captain I rank Anzor Dandamayev, representatives of the auxiliary fleet service of the RF Defence Ministry’s Transport Department, representatives of the State Ship Acceptance Commission, leaders and shipbuilders of the Plant ‘Pella’ are to take part in the ceremony. Project 04690 roadstead tug  is designed to perform towing and crocheting…

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Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg, Saturday. The offload is a result of a drug interdiction in the Caribbean by Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma crewmembers in August. While on routine patrol, Tahoma crewmembers detected and intercepted a 226-foot tanker suspected of smuggling contraband. The Tahoma crew launched a Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and small boat to the tanker. Coast Guard law enforcement officers seized 60 bales of contraband, which…

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