The “Peter the Great” heavy nuclear missile cruiser of the Northern Fleet went to sea for exercises to search and destroy submarines, the press service of the Western Military District for the Northern Fleet reported on Monday.
The exercises will be held in neutral waters at one of the polygons of the far sea zone on the border between the Norwegian and Greenland Seas.
As Chief of Staff of the Northern Fleet Vice Admiral Nikolay Evmenov is quoted as saying, “the feature of this exercise will be the district where it will be held – a remote place with difficult hydrological conditions different from the areas in which we hold these exercises on a regular basis.”
This combat training will be held in a “duel” mode when the missile cruiser will be simultaneously opposed by several Northern Fleet submarines of different classes. Upon completion of the teachings the “Peter the Great” heavy nuclear missile cruiser will perform complex combat training with torpedo firing and deep bombing.
Imbalance in the armament of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Marines will soon be eliminated due to the need to ensure stability in the southern areas, said head of the Russian Navy coastal forces Major-General Alexander Kolpachenko.
He noted that the re-armament of the Marine Corps units and connections with modern models of equipment and weapon systems is gradually increasing. The Russian Black Sea Fleet receives upgraded missile and artillery armament (the 122 SG 2S1M1self-propelled howitzer) and “KamAZ” and “Ural” vehicles.
“I can say that the vehicle park has already been renewed by 70-90%. The Marines receive modern samples of small arms, means of combat equipment, including “Corsar-MP” floating body armor having no analogues in the world. This work will continue,” – Kolpachenko added.
The battleship of the Royal Australian Navy held joint exercises with the Russian cruiser “Varyag”, which has recently arrived in the area off the Australian coast.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defence of Australia noted the appearance of four Russian warships to the north of its coastline ahead of the G20 summit, which will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The Russian side has gladly accepted the offer to hold the exercise”, – a source in the Australian government is quoted as saying. According to him, Russian and Australian servicemen from the Parramatta frigate (FFH 154) have already worked out exercises on radio transmission.
The “Yaroslav Mudry” guard ship and the “Kola” tanker of the Baltic Fleet arrived with a business visit at the largest port of Indonesia, Jakarta, told reporters Wednesday chief of department of information support of the press service of the Western Military Distrrict for the Baltic Fleet, Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveev.
On Wednesday International exhibition of arms and military equipment INDO Defence-2014 Expo & Forum opened in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, in which the Russian delegation participates.
Matveev said that during their stay in Jakarta the Baltic seamen will be given “time for recreation, cultural activities and inspection of ships”.
“During the visit a number of social events are scheduled including a visit to the command of the naval base in Jakarta, meeting with Indonesian seamen. The program includes sightseeing in Jakarta” – said Matveev.
At the INDO Defence-2014 Expo & Forum exhibition Russia is represented by 14 companies, including JSC “Rosoboronexport”, JSC “Scientific and Production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod “(city of Nizhny Tagil), JSC” Concern PVO “Almaz-Antey”, OJSC “Company “Sukhoi”, OAO “KBP” (Tula), JSC “USC”.
The Navy of Russia is to get 14 warships by the end of the year, said president of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov.
“52 warships are under construction now, 14 of them we have to prepare this year,” – said Rakhmanov, speaking at the conference of the Russian movement on support of the fleet.
In addition, he said, the shipbuilding program until 2050 has been formed.