In the Barents Sea, the diverse forces of the Northern Fleet have begun a planned exercise led by the commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Admiral Alexander Moiseev, which is taking place in accordance with the training plan for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022.
As part of the exercise, surface ships, submarines, boats and fleet support vessels as part of ship groups left their permanent bases and moved to designated areas.
The purpose of the exercise is to work out the actions of the Northern Fleet forces to protect Russian national interests in the World Ocean, as well as to counter military threats to the Russian Federation from sea and ocean directions.
As part of the exercise, it is planned to work out measures to check the absence of tracking and search for foreign submarines, establish control over navigation in the Barents Sea and the flight of aircraft over it. The exercise plan provides for the development of joint combat training exercises by ships and aircraft of the Northern Fleet to defeat ship groups of a mock enemy.
The ships will fire at sea and air targets using artillery, anti-submarine weapons and electronic warfare equipment.
As part of the diverse forces of the Northern Fleet, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, other warships, nuclear and diesel submarines and support vessels operate in the Barents Sea.
In total, up to 20 ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet are involved in the exercise in the Barents Sea, and more than 10 aircraft of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Northern Fleet are also involved in the exercise.