Navy Brings “Backpacker’s Mindset” to Arctic Ice Camp

The Navy’s 60-person encampment built on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean is a nearly zero footprint camp. “It’s very much a backpacker’s mindset,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Shumway, a culinary specialist from Submarine Squadron 11 who is managing the Ice Camp Queenfish dining tent. “If you backpack it in, you backpack it out. We’re trying to…

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Pyotr Velikiy Conducts ASW Training in the Barents Sea

The crew of the flagship of the Northern Fleet, the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, worked out an exercise to search for submarines of a mock enemy during a planned exit to the Barents Sea. The exercise involved combat crews of the combat information center, hydroacoustic groups, navigators and personnel of the mine-torpedo warhead, who conditionally fired the Vodopad…

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Northern Fleet Exercises in the Barents Sea

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…

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Admiral Kasatonov Conducts Flight Training in the Barents Sea

Today, the crews of the Shipborne Ka-27 helicopters of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Northern Fleet worked in the Barents Sea to land on the deck of the frigate “Admiral Kasatonov”, located in the fleet training grounds in the Barents Sea. During the flight shift, five Ka-27 shipborne helicopters were involved, the crews of shipboard helicopters…

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Russia and UK Join to Mark 80th Anniversary of Dervish Convoy

In the neutral waters of the Barents Sea, the crew of the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov congratulated the crew of the hydrographic vessel Echo of the British Navy on the 80th anniversary of the first allied convoy Dervish. On behalf of the commander of the cruiser, Captain 2nd Rank Andrei Krivoguzov, the words of congratulations on the 80th anniversary of…

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RFS Romuald Mukhlevich Searching for Sunken Ships in the Arctic

The hydrographic vessel “Romuald Muklevich” went to the Barents Sea to participate in the final stages of the complex expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society “Remember the War”, dedicated to the study of ships and vessels that died during the Great Patriotic War. The vessel’s research trip to the Arctic, which began yesterday, will last until…

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Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Fires Kinzhal in Barents Sea Exercise

June 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – The crew of the large anti-submarine ship “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov” practiced repelling an air attack of a simulated enemy on a detachment of ships by firing an anti-aircraft missile at a simulated air target. The crew conducted an air defense exercise at the Northern Fleet’s combat training ranges in the Barents Sea. The firing was…

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RFS Gepard Fires SUBROC in Barents Sea

June 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – In the Barents Sea, as part of a planned tactical exercise in the northern fleet’s combat training ranges, the cruiser nuclear submarine Cheetah performed the defeat of the conventional submarine enemy with an anti-submarine missile. The shooting was carried out by practical (training) munition from a submarine position on a similar submarine. The performance…

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Pyotr Velikiy Taking Part in Barents Sea Exercise

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…

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