Black Sea Fleet Commander Recaps 2019

November 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Black Sea Fleet summed up the results of the 2019 school year. Analyzing the results of the receipt of new ships and vessels in the Black Sea Fleet, the commander of the association, Vice Admiral Igor Osipov, said that the acceptance of new ships into the fleet and the rearmament of modern weapons and military equipment continued. In 2019, the fleet accepted five of the latest ships and boats, including the patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev, the sea minesweeper Ivan Antonov, as well as…

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Russian Cruiser and Chinese Frigate Arrive Cape Town for Exercise

November 25, 2019 – The South African navy is hosting the Multinational Maritime Exercise with Russia and China in Cape Town. It is the first trilateral exercise between the three countries and is scheduled to take place off the southern coast of South Africa over the period of November 25-30. The exercise is primarily focused on maritime economic security, interoperability and maintaining the good relations between the participating navies. The week-long exercise is intended to demonstrate a “multinational willingness to ensure regional maritime peace, security and stability,” according to the…

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Baltiysk Receives Terrorism Boom

November 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Baltic Fleet, in the areas where ships and ships are based, installation and installation of new generation anti-sabotage booms is being carried out. Which will significantly increase the level of security of the bases of ships and vessels of the Baltic Naval Base. Water is an ideal masking agent. In addition, fog often occurs over water bodies, which contribute to the secret penetration of conditional terrorists into protected objects. The main task of the new boom barrier will be to prevent fast…

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4th Indian/Russian Navy Staff Talks

November 1, 2019 – The 4th Indian Navy (IN) – Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) Staff Talks were held at New Delhi on 30 October 2019. The talks were co-chaired by Rear Admiral Atul Anand, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence) from the IN and Rear Admiral Vladimir I Zemskov, Deputy Chief of Russian Naval Staff (Signals) from the RuFN. Discussions during the Staff Talks included issues related to operational interaction through ‘INDRA’ series of exercises; training interaction; sharing of best practices; medical and Logistics cooperation and exchange…

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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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Russian Navy Hopes For Six Submarines in 2020 for First Time in 28 Years

August 23, 2019 (TASS) – The Russian Navy will receive six submarines, including four nuclear-powered subs in 2020 for the first time over the past 28 years, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. Last time, the Russian Navy received the same number of submarines in 1992. After that, domestic shipbuilders delivered two-three subs to the Russian Navy a year while in 1997-2012, Russia’s subsurface force could get one submarine a year at best or no sub at all. Since 2013, new submarines have been regularly…

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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, the large landing ships Alexander Otrakovsky and Kondopoga, the rescue and towing vessel Pamir, the tanker Sergey Osipov and the icebreaker Ilya Muromets take part in the Arctic campaign. Ships…

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Russian Navy Naval Parade in Tartus

July 28, 2019 (TASS) – A Russian submarine and missile ships took part in a naval parade marking Russia’s Navy Day in the Syrian port of Tartus on Sunday, the Defense Ministry’s press service said in a report. “The diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol, the Admiral Grigorovich frigate, the Pytlivyi patrol ship, the Velikiy Ustyug and Uglich small missile ships” took part in the parade along with other vessels, the press service said. The air parade involved Su-24M bombers, Su-34 and Su-35 jets, Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-35M helicopters that flew over the…

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Black Sea Fleet Monitors NATO Exercise Sea Breeze 2019

July 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the course of carrying out the tasks, the grouping of Russian warships began to work out a number of planned combat training activities in the Black Sea. The exercise involved about 10 ships of the fleet. In particular, large landing ships “Azov” and “Caesar Kunikov”, small missile ships “Orekhovo-Zuyevo” and “Mirage”, missile boats “Ivanovets”, “Naberezhnye Chelny” and “R-60” and others. At the moment, the crews of the ships continue to work out the elements of joint navigation and combat maneuvering in sea polygons,…

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Fourteen sailors die in submersible vehicle in Russian waters on July 1

July 2, 2019 (TASS) – Fourteen submariners died in a fire that broke out in a submersible vehicle in Russian waters on July 1, the Defense Ministry said in a statement released on Tuesday. “On July 1, fourteen submariners – sailors died in Russian territorial waters as a result of inhaling combustion products aboard a research submersible vehicle designated for studying the seafloor and the bottom of the World Ocean in the interests of the Russian Navy after a fire broke out during bathymetric measurements,” the statement says. The fire…

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Project 19910 Nikolaj Skosyriev Launched

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – A solemn ceremony of launching the newest hydrographic vessel (MGS) of the project 19910 “Nikolaj Skosyriev ” intended for the Russian Navy was held at JSC Shipyard Vympel (Rybinsk) IGU project 19910 “Nikolaj Skosyriev ” has a displacement of 1,200 tons and can perform tasks at a distance of 3,500 miles from the basing points. The vessel is designed to solve a wide range of hydrographic and pilotage activities in the maritime zone. Hydrographic vessel “Nikolaj Skosyriev ” became the largest in terms of…

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Pacific Fleet Conducts Trials of New Amphibious APC

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, the mechanics-drivers of the modern armored personnel carriers BTR-82A of the naval unit of the Pacific Fleet stationed in Kamchatka will conduct practical training for the first time to bring the combat vehicles to production. On the eve of the tasks, the servicemen passed the swimming standards and completed a course of light diving training, as well as on the simulator, they worked out an emergency escape of the machines. Practical development of tasks will be carried…

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Six Pacific Fleet ASW Aircraft Will Take Part in the Main Naval Parade

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – Three long-range anti-submarine aircraft of the Tu-142 naval aviation and three anti-submarine aircraft Il-38N will present the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) during the Main Naval Parade to be held in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt on July 28. The Pacific Fleet airplanes will fly over a distance of more than 8 thousand kilometers from Primorye to the Kipelovo airfield in the Vologda region, where the crews will undergo training for the air part of the naval parade. It is planned that training flights will begin…

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