Dual Keel Laying for Project 636.6 Submarines Ufa and Magadan

November 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – A solemn ceremony of laying two large diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 for the Pacific Fleet of Russia took place at JSC Admiralty Shipyards. The ceremony was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolay Evmenov and the General Director of Admiralty Shipyards JSC Alexander Buzakov. “The laying of two Ufa and Magadan submarines is another labor gift from the shipyards to the 315th anniversary,” Alexander Buzakov emphasized. – This is the third and fourth ships of the series for the Pacific Fleet,…

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Unique ice class patrol ship Ivan Papanin launched in St Petersburg

October 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today in St. Petersburg, at the Admiralty Shipyards enterprise, a solemn ceremony of launching the lead ice class patrol ship Ivan Papanin, project 23550, combining the functions of an icebreaker, patrol ship and a towing vessel, took place. The launch ceremony was attended by Rear Admiral Igor Zvarich, head of the Technical Department of the Russian Navy, Georgy Poltavchenko, chairman of the board of directors of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Alexander Buzakov, director general of Admiralty Shipyards, Valentina Romanenko, niece of Ivan Papanin, and…

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Results of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Trials Discussed

October 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Admiralty, at a workshop led by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the results of state tests of the first diesel-electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (project 636.3), built at Admiralty Shipyards, were reviewed. The sea stage of the state tests of the submarine was completed on October 10 in the Baltic Sea. The submarine confirmed all the declared tactical and technical characteristics by completing the test program, including the planned dives. The submarine is currently undergoing an audit, followed by a…

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Crew Training Completed for Two New Corvettes at St Petersburg

September 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of the latest ships under construction – a small rocket ship of project 22800 Odintsovo and a patrol ship of project 22160 Pavel Derzhavin – complete the training cycle at the Joint Training Center of the Russian Navy in St. Petersburg according to the approved methodology for training crews of new generation ships. In October, the crews will go to the place of deployment of the ships under construction for settlement and preparation for testing. This was reported to the Commander-in-Chief of…

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First Pacific Fleet Project 636.3 Begins Sea Trials

August 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The first in the series, the newest diesel-electric submarine “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky” of project 636.3, which is being built by the Admiralty Vervy enterprise in St. Petersburg for the Pacific Fleet, went to factory sea trials to the Baltic Sea from St. Petersburg. Before the submarine left, the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov heard the chiefs of the specialized departments of the Main Command of the Navy about the readiness of the crew of the submarine for the stage of…

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Over 20 tugs and auxiliaries to support Main Naval Parade in Kronstadt and St Petersburg

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Over 20 tugboats and tankers of various classes from the supply vessels of the Northern and Baltic fleets will be engaged to solve the problems of towing and mooring operations during the preparation and conduct of the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt, as well as to replenish fuel and fresh water ships fleets participating in the event. We are talking about sea and raid tugs, as well as tankers. The crews of support vessels have sufficient practical experience in dealing with…

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Russian Navy Leadership Meets to Plan Main Naval Parade 2019

June 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – A meeting was held in the library hall of the headquarters of the Navy under the leadership of Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, during which a number of issues of preparation for the Main Naval Parade were discussed. The meeting was attended by the heads of the command of the main command of the Navy, the leadership of the law enforcement agencies of St. Petersburg, a representative of the government of St. Petersburg, as well as the participation of the vice-governor…

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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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USC to build two more Project 22350 frigates for Russian Navy

March 20, 2019 (TASS) – The Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard, an affiliate of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) will build two more frigates of project 22350 and push ahead with building a series of corvettes for the Navy, USC President Alexei Rakhmanov told a business conference at the theme park Patriot near Moscow. “A decision has been made to build two more frigates at the Northern Shipyard and to continue to build a series of corvettes,” Rakhmanov said, adding the project 22350 frigates were identical to The Admiral Gorshkov. “The Admiral…

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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 22350 Admiral Kasatonov Completes First Sea Trials

January 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – The warship of the ocean zone is the newest frigate of the Project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov, built for the Navy of Russia at the enterprise “Severnaya Verf”, successfully completed the first stage of factory trials in the Baltic Sea testing grounds and returned to St. Petersburg. During the first stage of testing, in which the acceptance team of the manufacturer and the crew of the frigate took part, a number of shipboard life support systems, energy and survivability, autonomous operation of radio equipment, communications,…

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The world’s largest bathyscaphe museum opened in St. Petersburg

December 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – The first in Russia and the world’s largest museum of small underwater self-propelled vehicles opened in St. Petersburg. The collection began to take shape last year. Today, the museum presents two ultra-small submarines “Triton-1M” and “Triton-2”, an autonomous working projectile AS-22, a rescue underwater projectile AS-5, a mobile recompression diving station PRS-VM based on ZIL-131, inhabited self-propelled devices like “Reef” and “Langust”. Underwater vehicles provided by parts of the Navy, scientific organizations and enterprises of the fishing industry. With their help, you can transport…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 15, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $348,915,105 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide the infrastructure to support developmental laboratory facilities and flight test activities in support of F-35 development, production and sustainment. Work will be performed at Edwards Air Force Base, California (35 percent); Patuxent River, Maryland (35 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy); and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participant funds in…

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RFS Shkval Launched at Pella Shipyard

October 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – At the new shipbuilding complex of Pella, a solemn ceremony of launching the fourth in a row, the third small batch rocket ship Project 22800 was held. The honorary participants of the event were: Head of the Department of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for the provision of the state defense order, Captain 1st Rank Pavel Grigoryevich Pechkovsky; Deputy Head of the Shipbuilding Directorate of the Navy of the Russian Federation, Captain 1st Rank Mikhail Krasnopeev; Viktor Viktorovich Chirkov, Chief Advisor…

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