RFS Minsk Conducts Weapons Training in the Baltic Sea

February 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan of the fleet, the large amphibious ship Minsk of the Baltic Fleet has sailed off to practice the second course task (K-2) with artillery firing at targets imitating combat ships and air attack weapons. The ship will train combat elements to repel attacks of small-sized ships and strikes of air attack weapons. All training missions are to be carried out both at day- and nighttime. Targets will be imitated by SAB-250 flare bombs launched by Su-24 short-range…

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RFS Rostov-on-Don Undergoes Combat Readiness Inspection

January 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the diesel-electric submarine “Rostov-on-Don” of the submarine compound of the Black Sea Fleet conducted an exercise to combat durability. According to the teaching doctrine, during a stop at the mooring wall at the base station on a submarine, a fire occurred in one of the compartments. During the struggle for survivability, the crew complied with the regulations for sealing the emergency compartment, putting on personal protective equipment, creating lines of defense, localizing and extinguishing a fire in the compartment. The interaction…

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Icebreaker Ilya Muromets leaves Baltic naval base and heads for Barents Sea

The icebreaker Ilya Muromets left the Baltic naval base and heads for the Barents Sea. The vessel sailed off for interfleet passage covering roughly 2,000 nautical miles to the home stationing. The Baltic Fleet warships and aircraft supported state tests of the icebreaker that took place at naval training areas of the Fleet. In course of the tests the seamen checked functioning of the aviation complex: Baltic Fleet helicopters landed on the deck more than 100 times in various weather conditions by day and at night. The new-generation icebreaker Ilya…

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Baltic Fleet Air Defense Exercise

The Baltic Fleet stationing bases – Baltiysk and Kronstadt – hosted an air defense exercise, which involved about 20 surface vessels. During the exercise, the ships worked out application of organic AD forces and means of ship formations to repel strikes of the enemy’s air attack means. When approaching the fire line, air targets were destroyed from antiaircraft artillery systems, AK-630 artillery systems and other ship-borne air defense means.

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Northern Fleet ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov passes through English Channel

The major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov of the Northern Fleet has finished passing through the English Channel. The Russian ship has left Severomorsk in late June. During the long-range sortie, the ship crew has visited four foreign ports: Limassol (Cyprus), Salalah (Oman), Alexandria (Egypt), and Lisbon (Portugal). 

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Baltic Fleet Corvettes make first port call in Cyprus

The Baltic Fleet (BF) corvettes Boyky and Soobrazitelny, being on their long-distance missions, have made their first port call in the Cyprian port of Limassol. Within a few days, the ships will replenish their fuel, water and food supplies. Also, the seamen will be able to go ashore to have rest and get acquainted with local sites. The call to Limassol is the first one after the BF ships began their long-distance mission. During the sea passage from the Baltic to the Mediterranean Sea, seamen have covered more than 7,000…

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Stoiky Repelled Simulated Torpedo Attack During Baltic Sea Exercise

Stoiky corvette of the Baltic Fleet (BF) carried out a number of combat training tasks using the ship’s armaments at sea. In particular, the corvette carried out artillery fire at various targets, and also defended herself in the duelling confrontation with the simulated enemy’s ship by means of anti-torpedoes. During the exercise, a small ASW ship (SASWS) Kabardino-Balkaria of the Baltic Naval Base symbolically attacked the corvette with a torpedo salvo. In turn, the Stoiky with the help of hydro-acoustic means identified the threat, performed anti-torpedo manoeuvre and launched two…

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