Russian Navy Arctic Training in Franz Joseph Land

Ships and vessels of the Arctic grouping: the Severomorsk BSC, the Georgy Pobedonosets BDK, the Pamir SBS and the Sergei Osipov BMTN made the transition to the northwest of the Kara Sea to the islands of the Franz Josef Land archipelago.

Navigation in high latitudes takes place without icebreaker support, taking into account the actual ice situation. To clarify it, the Severomors use data from meteorological satellites and the Ka-27 PS helicopter, which makes reconnaissance flights from the large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk.

Near Franz Josef Land, ships and vessels of the Arctic group will conduct a number of rescue exercises and practice the landing of troops on the coast of the Arctic islands, as well as provide loading of military and special equipment on a large landing ship.

The personnel of the Arctic group will work out part of the planned combat training activities in cooperation with the tactical group of the Northern Fleet, stationed on the island of Alexandra Land, where the world’s northernmost all-season airfield Nagurskaya and the Arctic Trefoil military base are located.

The tenth Arctic cruise of the surface forces of the Northern Fleet began on August 10 with an exit from the main base of the Northern Fleet in the city of Severomorsk. The cruise takes place under the flag of Vice-Admiral Oleg Golubev, Deputy Commander of the Northern Fleet. During the Arctic cruise, ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet have covered more than 10 thousand nautical miles, conducted a number of exercises in the waters of the Barents and Kara Seas and in the Laptev Sea, as well as in the port of Dudinka (Taimyr Peninsula) and in the area of ​​the Yakut village of Tiksi.

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