VP-4 Concludes Arctic Operations

January 14, 2020 – Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 recently concluded maritime operations in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans on, Jan 11, 2020. For almost 80 days, the “Skinny Dragons” conducted Anti-Submarine Warfare missions aboard their fleet of P-8A Poseidon jets, the nation’s only long-range anti-submarine warfare aircraft, from partner nation air bases in Portugal, Iceland, and Norway. These missions…

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Gravely PASSEX with Royal Danish Navy

August 18, 2019 – USS Gravely (DDG 107) and Royal Danish navy Absalon-class command and support ship HMDS Absalon (L 16) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Arctic waters off the coast of Greenland, Aug 16. PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. It affords the…

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RFS Gorizont Undertaking Arctic Survey Operations

August 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the next research expedition to the Arctic seas of the Northern Fleet’s hydrographic vessel “Horizon” under the command of Captain Vitaliy Khopryachkov began. In the morning, the ship left the permanent base Mishukovo in the Barents Sea. Within two months he will have to carry out a complex of oceanographic studies in the…

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2019 Russian Arctic Mission Commences

August 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Under the leadership of the commander of the Kola Flotilla of diverse forces, Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, today the next campaign of the Arctic Group of the Northern Fleet along the seas of the Arctic Ocean has begun. The event is held for the 8th consecutive year. The large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Kulakov,…

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Three Russian Submarines Surface Through Arctic Ice

June 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Project 885 lead multirole nuclear-powered submarine and two Project 667BDRM strategic subs practiced surfacing in open water patches amid Arctic ice during drills in May, the press office of Russia’s Northern Fleet reported on Monday. “The underwater nuclear-powered missile cruisers Tula, Novomoskovsk and Severodvinsk were involved in performing missions under the Arctic Ocean’s…

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Russian Northern Fleet Tests Severe Weather Capability

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk” went to the Black Sea to check the quality of the inter-line repairs at the plant in Sevastopol. The ship arrived at the main base of the Black Sea Fleet after performing long-range missions in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean on 10…

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UK Defence Secretary Announces New Defence Arctic Strategy

September 30, 2018 – Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced a new Defence Arctic Strategy, acknowledging the increasing opportunities and threats the region presents. The strategy will enhance the Ministry of Defence’s focus on the Arctic, underlined by our current commitments in the region and future deployments. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said, Russia, with more submarines operating under the…

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Russian Geographical Society Teams With Russian Navy on Arctic Mission

The Northern Fleet began the third stage of an integrated expedition to the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, supported by the Russian Geographical Society. At present, the expeditionary detachment of the Northern Fleet on board the large landing ship “St. George the Victorious” is moving to the archipelago Novaya Zemlya. On the eve, on July 31, the technique of the expeditionary detachment…

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Northern Fleet have completed preparations for Arctic campaign

Google Translation Combat ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet have completed a set of preparatory measures for the next long march along the seas of the Arctic Ocean. At present, the raid of the main base of the Northern Fleet of the city of Severomorsk forms a detachment of ships and supply vessels. The squad will include a…

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Northern Fleet warship detachment returns to base having performed tasks in the Arctic

Regiment of support ships and crafts of the Northern Fleet, performing tasks in the Arctic Ocean headed by the Severomorsk ASW, is finishing its distant cruise and returning to the main base of the Fleet – Severomorsk. A solemn welcome ceremony will be held on October 4 in the ASW deployment area . Carrying the flag of Commander of the…

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US Navy Leads International Effort to Deploy Buoys into the Arctic Ocean

The U.S National Ice Center (USNIC) in coordination with the Office of Naval Research, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Danish Joint Arctic Command, Environmental and Climate Change Canada and University of Washington deployed buoys into the Arctic Ocean during a joint mission. The joint mission was conducted to collect weather and oceanographic data to enhance forecasting and…

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USS Leyte Gulf Conducts Historic Mission with Close Ally

USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and U.K. fleet oiler RFA Wave Knight (A389) successfully executed the northernmost underway replenishment (UNREP) conducted by a U.S. Navy warship since the 1980s, Aug. 25, 2017. This success culminates a century’s worth of progress and ingenuity; in May 1917, the U.S. fleet oiler USS Maumee (AO-2), positioned 300 miles south of Greenland, completed what…

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