Contents tagged with Black Sea Fleet

  • Russia begins command and staff exercises of the Black Sea Fleet

    On Wednesday September 6, the military and supply vessels of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet went out to sea to work on ship group control tasks as part of planned command and staff exercises.

    According to the press service of the Southern Military District of Russia’s Defense Ministry, during the first stage of the drills the soldiers practiced navigating ships behind mine-clearing equipment.

    “At the fleet’s combat training facilities, they are operating the frigate ‘Admiral Grigorovich’, the …

  • Russia conducts snap combat readiness check of its Black Sea fleet in the Crimea

    According to Russia’s Interfax news agency, the Command of Russia’s Southern Military District has begun the combat readiness check of the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea.  

    Coastal and naval units of the Black Sea Fleet were put into the high readiness state, Interfax reports citing the press service of the Southern Military District.

    Anti-submarine ships and minesweepers sailed to the Black as part of the exercise. In addition, the coastal units of the fleet were put into combat state.

    The …

  • Russian Defense Ministry: Nearly 2,000 spring conscripts arrived at Sevastopol to serve in the Russian Black Sea Fleet

    More than 1,700 recruits or about 65% of the total number of conscripts have already arrived for the spring draft-campaign to serve in the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

    The Ministry also reported that the recruits from the military commissariats went through a medical examination and psychological and sociological testing in Sevastopol.

    "The questionnaire showed that more than 95% of young people came to …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: Black Sea fleet will receive new frigate Admiral Makarov equipped with cruise missiles

    The frigate Admiral Makarov, built in the Baltic Yantar Shipyard and equipped with high-precision missile weapons will join Russia’s Black Sea Fleet as early as November this year, as reported by the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "It is planned that the frigate Admiral Makarov of Project 11356 will make a transition to the Black Sea Fleet to a permanent location in November this year, after completion of all stages of testing and preparation of equipment for the inter-fleet transition from the …

  • Russia conducts naval exercises in the Black Sea

    The military ships of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet carried out exercises and drills at naval training facilities, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on May 14.

    “The crew of the anti-submarine ship Muromets practiced searching for and monitoring a submarine. The diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol acted as the hypothetical enemy, monitoring the anti-submarine vessel and performing a strike-avoiding maneuver. This newest submarine, acting as a rescue craft and supported by Epron rescue ship, …

  • Russia to strengthen its Black Sea fleet with another frigate and two submarines

    In 2017, the Russian Black Sea fleet will receive another new frigate and two submarines, as stated by the Commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Admiral Alexander Vitko, TASS news agency reported.

    "By the end of the current year, we are expecting the addition to the Black Sea Fleet of another “Admiral series" frigate and two more 636.3-Kolpino and Novgorod project submarines  , “ said Vitko in Sevastopol at the celebration event of the 234 anniversary of the Black Sea Fleet.

    Vitko noted that " …

  • Ukraine awarded the sailors who prevented the capture of their vessel by Russian warship

    The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Volodymyr Omelyan, awarded employees of the Marine Search and Rescue Service and the crew of the Ukrainian boat for their actions in an incident that occurred near the Crimean coast on April 24th, as reported on Friday by the press service of the department.

    The report says that the seamen were awarded for "having repelled the unlawful actions of the Russian vessel in the Black Sea." Six people were awarded.

    "Our sailors did not give up, they saved …

  • Russia to transfer another submarine with cruise missiles to Black Sea Fleet

    The project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine “Krasnodar” will be transferred from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet, where it is expected to arrive in June. This was announced by Vyacheslav Trukhachev, spokesperson for the Black Sea Fleet.

    “The submarine Krasnodar, built for the Black Sea Fleet, is currently moving from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet. It is being accompanied by the tug boat Viktor Konetsky of the Baltic Fleet. Its arrival at the place where it will be stationed is …

  • 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 …