Contents tagged with Black Sea Fleet

  • Russia began an inspection of the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea

    The Russian Ministry of Defense began the final inspection after the winter training session of the coastal troops and naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet. As a part of the command and staff exercises of the fleet, artillery units fired at the hypothetical gun posts on the coast of the Opuk training ground in the annexed Crimea. For this exercise Grad multiple launch rocket systems, self-propelled artillery systems, and towed howitzers were used. Also, the Forpost system of unmanned aerial …

  • Russia will transfer three submarines armed with Kalibr cruise missiles to the Black Sea

    In 2017, the Russian military will relocate three Varshavyanka -class submarines, armed with Kalibr cruise missiles, from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, Interfax reports.

    "By the end of the year, we plan to complete the tests and transfer from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet three other submarines of the same type: the Krasnodar, the Kolpino and the Velikiy Novgorod," the Black Sea Fleet information department reported.

    According to the department, the first three Varshavyanka-class …

  • Russia strengthens its Black Sea Fleet with a squadron of Sukhoi-30SM aircraft

    The division of the naval aircraft of the Russian Black Sea Fleet has been reinforced with a squadron of SU-30SM fighter jets as well as modern unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) systems, as reported by RIA Novosti citing Black Sea Fleet Spokesperson Vyacheslav Trukhachev.

    "The rearmament of the Black Sea Fleet naval air fleet began in 2014. The integration of  an independent maritime Assault Aviation Regiment of the Black Sea Fleet, which is equipped with the latest multi-purpose the SU-30SM   …