Admiral Gorshkov Conducting Workups in Barents Sea

October 4, 2018 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, carrying out the planned tasks of the combat training course in the Barents Sea, successfully conducted a series of practical shooting at sea and air targets from the sea-based anti-aircraft missile system of the Polymer-redut vertical launch. The crew of the ship three times successfully hit air targets at various altitudes and distances with anti-aircraft missiles. Also noted accurate hit on the sea shield, simulating a small surface target. Shooting took place in…

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Northern Fleet Submarines Conducted Undeerwater Duel in the Barents Sea

October 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – The crews of nuclear submarines of two different formations of the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet carried out a complex of anti-submarine exercises with torpedo firing. The trainings were carried out for several days and were of a bilateral nature. Submariners operated in the fleet testing grounds in the Barents Sea in accordance with the combat training plan. At the first stage of the exercise, the crews of nuclear submarines worked out the tactics of searching and tracking an underwater enemy using sonar…

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Northern Fleet Vladimir Humanenko Returned From

The crew of Project 12660 Vladimir Gumanenko of the Kola Flotilla of the various forces (including either KIL-143 or KIL-164) of the Northern Fleet carried out combat exercises in the ranges of the Barents Sea. The combat calculations of the artillery unit fulfilled the fire on the conventional aircraft, and also carried out a set of artillery fire at the target position simulating the combat ship of the conventional enemy. A combat exercise was also carried out to destroy the floating mines. In addition to improving the skills of using…

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Severomorsk and Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Conduct ASW Training in Barents Sea

The Northern Fleet ship search-and-strike group composed of the major ASW ships Severomorsk and Vice Admiral Kulakov are holding the test tactical drill on searching for and destroying the simulated enemy’s submarine. The exercise contains several stages in the Northern Fleet ranges in the Barents Sea led by the commanding officer of an anti-submarine brigade Captain 1 Rank Andrei Klimenko. The ships are to work out interaction with each other, as well as with nuclear-powered and diesel-electric submarines and ASW aircraft, master new tactical methods of joint search for a…

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Icebreaker Ilya Muromets leaves Baltic naval base and heads for Barents Sea

The icebreaker Ilya Muromets left the Baltic naval base and heads for the Barents Sea. The vessel sailed off for interfleet passage covering roughly 2,000 nautical miles to the home stationing. The Baltic Fleet warships and aircraft supported state tests of the icebreaker that took place at naval training areas of the Fleet. In course of the tests the seamen checked functioning of the aviation complex: Baltic Fleet helicopters landed on the deck more than 100 times in various weather conditions by day and at night. The new-generation icebreaker Ilya…

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Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov trained interaction with air force in Barents Sea, Northern Fleet

Today, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov practiced combat tasks in cooperation with aircraft of the air force and air defense army at naval training zone in the Barents Sea. At the first stage, the radio-technical equipment was operated to test its detection and tracking capabilities. The Il-38 ASW aircraft was simulating a target. Afterwards, the seamen practiced interaction with the Ka-27 helicopters to search for submarines of a mock enemy as well as to provide landing of the helicopters on the deck.

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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 Kola Flotilla combined forces Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, the regiment covered over 6,000 nautical miles to reach the New Siberian Islands in the Laptev Sea, passing the Barents Sea and…

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