May 24, 2021 (Google Translation) – In the Barents Sea, ships of the Northern Fleet, led by the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Peter the Great, took part in interspecies exercise. It involved more than 10 minesweepers, small anti-submarine and missile ships, submarines, helicopters and anti-submarine aircraft, as well as members of the special forces unit to combat the submarine saboteurs of the Kola flotilla of disparate forces.
The exercise began at the exit from the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk to the Gulf of Kola. First of all, the military sailors worked out the passage of ships on the fairway, which was not laid from mines, and repelled the attack of conditional saboteurs on speedboats. Marines and members of the ship’s security unit were deployed to fire at the enemy on the upper deck of the Patrolman.
At sea, the ships worked out maneuvering as part of a marching order, performed the search for the submarine of the conventional enemy in cooperation with anti-submarine helicopters Ka-27 and Il-38 aircraft. To search for the submarine, the helicopter crew used a lowered hydroacoustic station, and the aircraft made a barrier from hydroacoustic buoys.
The exercise took place in the near sea zone under the leadership of Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, deputy commander of the fleet. On the fulfillment of the tasks, ships and submarines arrived at the main bases.