Northern Fleet Completes Preparations for Exercise Kumzha 2018

The Northern Fleet’s Surface, Submarine and Air Forces are completing their preparations for annual practical training sessions with attendees of the Military Academy of the RF Armed Forces’ General Staff called Kumzha 2018.

The exercise is to involve surface ships and submarines of various ranks and types from the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov to harbor minesweepers, as well as ASW aircraft and helicopters, fighter and bomber aircraft.

During the exercise, senior and general officers taught at the Military Academy of the RF Armed Forces’ General Staff are to get acquainted with the development of the Arctic military infrastructure, the Northern Fleet organizational structure, its combat capabilities and tasks assigned, as well as with the forms and methods of the Fleet forces’ employment.

The exercise will be hold at the early third decade of May. Before its start, the Northern Fleet ships and submarines will practice combat drills in the Fleet’s ranges during the control sorties to the Barents Sea.