Russia Holds Their Own BALTOPS

June 10, 2019 (TASS) – Several naval groups comprising corvettes, small missile ships and an anti-submarine warfare vessel have sailed to practice ranges in the Baltic Sea for naval drills, the Baltic Fleet’s press office reported on Monday. “As part of planned drills, the naval hunter-killer and surface action groups comprising the corvettes Boiky and Stoiky, the small missile ships Serpukhov, Zelyony Dol, Liven and Passat and the anti-submarine warfare ship Aleksin will hold a set of drills,” the press office said in a statement. The naval ships will practice…

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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 ice. The submariners practiced a whole range of under-ice sailing tasks, including the search for an open water patch in the designated area and surfacing through ice,” the press office…

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Russian Pacific Fleet Scheduled for Three International Exercises This Summer

June 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today in the Pacific Fleet (PF) began the summer period of training. Rallies were held in formations and units of the fleet, in which representatives of the command of the Pacific Fleet, military personnel and military service veterans took part. The ships held a ritual of raising the flags of St. Andrew and the flags of colorization. Acting commander of the Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Sergei Rekish, on behalf of the Military Council of the Pacific Fleet, congratulated the staff of the Primorsk flotilla…

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Russian Northern Fleet Celebrates 286 Years of Service

(Google Translation) June 1, 2019 marks 286 years from the formation of the Red Banner Northern Fleet, an interspecific strategic alliance of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, protecting the national interests of Russia, both in the Arctic and in other areas of the World Ocean. Today, the Northern Fleet is one of the most powerful fleets of the Russian Navy. It consists of a variety of units – underwater and surface forces, army corps of ground forces, coastal troops, the army of the Air Force and Air Defense.…

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Russia Begins Serial Production of ASW Missile

May 13, 2019 (TASS) – The Research and Production Enterprise ‘Region’ (part of Tactical Missiles Corporation) has launched a new APR-3M air-launched anti-submarine warfare missile into serial production, Enterprise CEO Igor Krylov told TASS on Monday. “All the trials of the APR-3M missile have been completed, the process of its serial production has been organized and its deliveries to the Russian Defense Ministry are underway. In the near future, we will also start promoting this missile for exports. The APR-3M is integrated into the armament of a Ka-27M modernized anti-submarine…

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Black Sea Fleet Conducts AAW Training

May 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Sevastopol and Novorossiysk duty stations on the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) basing centers, ship calculations of the air defense posts conducted a joint exercise with the detection of unidentified air targets and the reflection of the attacks of the conventional air enemy. In the course of the training, the calculations of the ship’s combat posts discovered and classified the targets, and the calculations of the air defense system, as the air targets approached the defeat distance, conditionally destroyed the “enemy’s” aircraft by means…

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Russian Navy to Celebrate VE-Day Anniversary With Public Tours of Ships

May 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the 74th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, a number of ships of the Northern Fleet will be specially prepared for guided tours for the civilians of Murmansk and Severomorsk. On May 9, fighting ships of the Kola Flotilla of the diverse forces of the Northern Fleet will be delivered to the hero city of Murmansk at the pier of the Marine Station. They will be open for visitors from 11:00 to 18:00. Sailors will conduct…

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Russian Navy Hydrographic Fleet to Expand This Year

March 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – By the end of 2019, the Russian Navy (Navy) plans to receive six modern hydrographic vessels and boats being built as part of the state military shipbuilding program, calculated until 2050. The construction of multifunctional hydrographic vessels and boats by industrial enterprises is currently being carried out without disruption of terms. This was reported in the Main Command of the Navy. Until the end of the year, the fleets will include two hydrographic vessels of the project 19910, intended for the Northern and Pacific…

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Black Sea Fleet Helicopter Training

March 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Crimea, in the area of ​​Lake Donuzlav, a scheduled training was conducted for the crews of the Ka-27PL, Mi-8 helicopters and the personnel of the aviation commandant’s office of the naval aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet and the Black Sea Fleet. During the flight shifts, the crews of the helicopters who arrived in the training area carried out an educational search for submarines of the conditional enemy. The specialists of the aviation commandant’s office worked out the tasks of organizing…

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Baltiysk Marks 63rd Anniversary

March 1 2019 (Google Translation) – The commander of the Baltic Fleet, Admiral Alexander Nosatov, congratulated the sailors of the Baltic naval base on the 63rd anniversary of the formation of the association. At the end of the 2018 school year, the Baltic Naval Base (BVMB), commanded by Rear Admiral Alexei Peshkov, was recognized as the best naval association. The combat training plan for ships and base units is 100% complete. These are about 200 combat exercises, including rocket, artillery and torpedo firing, mine laying, depth bombing, anti-mine exercises. Over…

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Snap Inspection for Black Sea Fleet Anti-Sabotage Forces

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – The headquarters of the Crimean Naval Base (Navy) carried out a sudden check of the detachment’s readiness to counter sabotage forces and means (PDSS) for action as intended. In the introductory service, detachments using the multi-purpose anti-sabotage boat (PRDK) “Rooks” conducted a survey of a designated section of the Sevastopol Bay water area in order to identify possible explosives, and also examined the underwater part of the ships. In the course of the inspection, the PDRC crew worked out actions to detect underwater swimmers…

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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 January. Within one and a half months, BOD “Severomorsk” restored its technical readiness. His crew was on short vacation. The rest of the personnel was divided into two shifts so…

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Sea Cup-2019 Begins in Kamchatka

February 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – “Sea Cup” – a competition for the crews of surface ships of the Navy. It has about 30 nominations. In Kamchatka, the crews of about 10 warships and boats of the compound of the protection of the water area of ​​the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia will compete for the right to represent the compound in the next cup tours. Sailors will compete for the title of the best commander of a warship, combat unit, naval crew, demonstrate skills in setting…

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Russian Navy Now Has 15 Project 23370 and 23370M in Service

February 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – For five years, the search and rescue forces of the Russian Navy (Navy) of Russia have been supplemented with a series of 15 multifunctional modular catamaran boats of search and rescue support for projects 23370 and 23370М. They were built at the KAMPO enterprise located near Moscow within the framework of the shipbuilding program. Currently, for the Navy, mass production of the next modification of boats of this project, designed to perform hydrographic tasks, is deployed. We are talking about hydrographic boats 23370G. The…

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Training Ship Perekop Recertified

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – As instructed by the Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolev, the framework of the generalization and dissemination in the Navy of the experience of a unique cruise of the Perekop training ship around Eurasia with the passage of the Northern Sea Route, which took place in 2018, conducted a thorough analysis of the training capabilities of the ship’s technical equipment for organizing maritime practices of cadets of naval educational institutions. The conclusions of this analysis – the state of the training and training base on…

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