Baltiysk Marks 64th Anniversary

March 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the end of the 2019 school year, the Baltic Naval Base (BMS), commanded by Rear Admiral Alexander Peshkov, was recognized as one of the best naval associations. The combat training plan for ships and parts of the base is 100% complete. These are about 400 combat exercises, including rocket, artillery and torpedo fire, minefields, deep bombing, and mine action. Over the past year, ships delivered more than 50 coursework in marine ranges of the Baltic Sea.

Over the two months of 2020, BVMB ships completed more than ten combat exercises using artillery, rocket and naval underwater weapons. The crews of the ships are being trained to carry out combat missions both independently and as part of naval tactical groups, the crews are mastering the incoming new types of weapons and military equipment, communications and automation systems.

In the near future, intensive military training awaits the formations and military units of the base, the basis of which will be naval training of personnel. Efforts will be aimed at ensuring the naval interests of the Russian Federation.

On March 1, 1956, in accordance with the order of the Minister of Defense of the USSR, a naval base of the first category was formed with the assignment of the name Naval Forces Baltiysk. Head of the Naval Aviation Safety Bureau Hero of the Soviet Union Rear Admiral Sergey Petrovich Kostritsky. In total, at the time of creation, there were more than 100 ships and vessels in the naval base, of which 67 were military, and forces were deployed from Klaipeda to the Polish border.

At present, the Baltic Fleet’s naval base includes the connection of missile ships and boats, the connection of ships for the protection of the water region, the coastal missile regiment, and combat, logistics and technical support units.

BVMB forces are responsible for the entire stretch of the sea coast of the Kaliningrad region of Russia. The most important sea lanes pass through the Baltic Sea, connecting our country with many sea powers of the world. Over the years the association has existed more than 120 times, the ships of the Baltic Naval Forces have performed combat missions, having visited ports in almost 20 countries of the world. Repeatedly, the Baltics hosted foreign ships and delegations. The Baltic naval base included the presidents of Russia, Poland, Belarus, as well as ambassadors, consuls, chiefs of general staffs, military attaches and representatives of the command of the Navy in more than 20 countries.

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