Project 12700 Vladimir Emelyanov Sea Trials in Gulf of Finland

The mine defense project (PMO) ship of project 12700 Vladimir Emelyanov left the berth of the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) and headed for the Gulf of Finland, where he is to begin to conduct factory sea trials (ZHI) in the near future. The test program is designed for a month and a half. During this period, shipbuilders of the ship and shipyard and the crew of the latest minesweeper should check the operation of the main systems and mechanisms of the ship in real conditions…

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Vladimir Emelyanov Begins Sea Trials

September 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – The latest mine defense ship Vladimir Emelyanov, built for the Russian Navy at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant in St. Petersburg, began factory sea trials. The crew’s readiness to provide factory sea trials, and then state tests of the ship, was reported to the Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Evmenov. Factory sea trials and state tests of the PMO Vladimir Emelyanov ship will be carried out in the Baltic Sea, after which the ship will be accepted into the Navy until the end of 2019. At…

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In the Pacific Fleet this year, six crews of new warships and support vessels were formed

September 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since the beginning of this year, the Pacific Fleet has formed six crews for new warships and auxiliary fleet ships. In particular, the crew of the frigate Admiral Shaposhnikov, the crews of two anti-sabotage boats Grachonok, two raid diving boats of a new generation, and the modern sea tugboat Andrei Stepanov were manned. In the autumn, the selection of personnel for the service on the Aldar Tsydenzhapov corvette, which was solemnly launched on September 12 at the Amur Shipyard PJSC (Komsomolsk-on-Amur), will be completed.…

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RFS Aleksandr Obukhov Completes Refit

September 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy (Navy) of Russia, at a working meeting in the Admiralty heard a report by the heads of relevant military command bodies on completing service as part of ensuring the full life cycle of the head mine defense project ship Aleksandr Obukhov 12700, which was carried out by Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. In the course of maintenance work, as part of ensuring the full life cycle of…

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Project 12700 Aleksandr Obukhov on First Operational Assignment

June 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – The naval minesweeper “Aleksandr Obukhov” of the Baltic Fleet, using modern underwater sonar equipment, began searching and classifying underwater objects in the Gulf of Finland in the area of ​​the upcoming joint underwater research expedition of the Ministry of Defense of Russia and the Russian Geographical Society. Inspections of objects found under water are carried out by divers from one of the rescue teams of the Baltic Fleet. For several years now, hydrographic vessels, amphibious boats and tugs of the Baltic Fleet have been…

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Project 12700 Vladimir Emelyanov Launched at St Petersburg

May 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest mine defense ship “Vladimir Emelyanov” of project 12700 was solemnly launched at the Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant in St. Petersburg. The ship, like all ships of this project, has a unique, the world’s largest hull made of monolithic fiberglass and the most advanced anti-mine weapons. Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Shipbuilding JSC Georgy Poltavchenko, Head of the Shipbuilding Directorate of the Russian Navy Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov, General Director of Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant Vladimir Seredokho, General Alexander Shlyahtenko, Director of…

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Project 12700 Vladimir Yemelyanov Launch Scheduled for May 30th

May 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – On May 30, at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant in St. Petersburg, the third most recent mine defense ship, the Vladimir Yemelyanov (Project 12700), will be launched. Ships of this project have a unique, the world’s largest hull made of monolithic fiberglass and the most advanced anti-mine weapons. Serial construction of mine defense ships is carried out within the framework of the development and re-equipment of mine-trawling forces of the Navy. In the short term, the Navy plans to have about 40 ships of a…

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Project 12700 Vladimir Yemelyanov Rollout

April 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – At the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC), the newest mine protection ship of the project 12700 “Vladimir Yemelyanov”, being built for the Russian Navy, was removed from the workshop. Ships of this project have a unique, the world’s largest hull made of monolithic fiberglass. “According to the plans of the Main Command of the Russian Navy, the new generation of PMO ships in the short term are designed to significantly enhance the potential of the mine-sweeping forces of the fleets…

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Project 12700 Ivan Antonov Commissioned

January 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – A solemn ritual of the first ascent of the Russian Navy flag on the newest 12700 anti-mine defense ship Ivan Antonov, built for the Navy at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, was held today in Baltiysk The ceremony was attended by representatives of the command of the Baltic and Black Sea fleets, the shipbuilding enterprise, the military personnel of the Baltic naval base. To the sounds of the hymn of the Russian Federation, the St. Andrew’s flag was raised on a boat. This event was preceded…

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Project 12700 Ivan Antonov Completes Sea Trials

January 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest mine defense ship project 12700 “Ivan Antonov” successfully completed state tests and its crew is preparing for the solemn ceremony of raising the flag of St. Andrew, which will be held on January 26. Earlier, on December 29, 2018, the corresponding acceptance documentation on the completion of ship tests was signed. The ceremony will be attended by representatives of the Main Command of the Navy, the Baltic Fleet, the military-industrial complex. The ship “Ivan Antonov”, built at the Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant in…

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Project 12700 minesweeper Yakov Balyayev to be laid down in St Petersburg

On December 26, another Project 12700 minesweeper is to be laid down at the Sredne-Nevskiy Shipyard, St. Petersburg. The ship will be named after the Hero of the Soviet Union Yakov Balyayev. The keel laying ceremony will be attended by representatives of Naval High Command, leadership of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, Navy veterans and employees of the Sredne-Nevskiy Shipyard. The Project 12700 ships have the largest fiber-glass hull which is more solid comparing to steel ones. The life cycle of the monolithic-fiberglass hull is more…

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