Corvette Gromky sails to Sea of Japan for next stage of sea trials

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The newest corvette Gromky, which is soon going to enter the Pacific Fleet’s strength, has again sailed to the Peter the Great Bay in order to continue the program of sea trials. Aboard the ship there are specialists of the Amur Shipbuilding Plant, where the warship has been built, as well as officers of the Pacific Fleet Staff’s departments and services. The sea trials are to be provided by the rescue tug Photy Krylov and sea tug MB-92. The PF Naval Aviation’s Ka-27 helicopters,…

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Pilots of the Northern Fleet performed aerial reconnaissance of an ice field in the Arctic

October 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the crews of two airplanes Tu-142 of the air base of the air force and air defense of the Northern Fleet performed a planned flight in order to obtain information about the ice situation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Pilots flew over the Barents, Kara Sea and Laptev Sea, carrying out aerial reconnaissance of ice fields. The data obtained will greatly facilitate the construction of routes and navigation in the Arctic zone, including for civilian ships. Flights in the Arctic…

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Japan Intercepts Russian Aircraft

September 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – Integrated staff coordinator About the flight of Russian aircraft in the Japan Sea and the Pacific Ocean I will inform you about the subject as follows. Record 1st date September 1, Heisei 30 (Sat) 2 Nationality Two Russian TU-142 patrol aircraft Russia SU-24 tactical reconnaissance aircraft 1 machine 3 Outline of action As shown in the attached sheet. 4 Response of the SDF We responded by making emergency fighter aircraft. Attachment Behavior summary : SU-24 × 1 : TU-142 × 2 Target machine (TU –…

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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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