Marshal Ustinov Conducting Workups in Arctic Waters

February 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – This morning the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov left the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk – to carry out complex combat training tasks at sea. In addition, the cruiser will work out a number of tasks related to ensuring the safety of navigation in the Arctic zone of responsibility of the Northern Fleet.

The crew of the ship will perform a number of elements of the course of combat training of a surface ship at sea, and will also conduct exercises on anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defense of a conventional detachment of ships and vessels.

Before leaving the main base, the cruiser crew worked on replenishing fuel from a tanker on the North Sea roadstead in the Kola Bay, and also conducted an exercise in anti-submarine sabotage defense of the ship while at anchor.

During the previous trip to the Barents Sea last week, the cruiser Marshal Ustinov, under the command of Captain 2nd Rank Andrei Krivoguzov, performed artillery training at coastal, sea and air targets. The ship traveled several hundred nautical miles and worked out interaction with aviation in the framework of anti-submarine missions.

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