Russia: Northern Fleet Task Unit Completes Preparations for Deployment

Training & Education


Crews of Northern Fleet (NF) aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov and large ASW ship Admiral Chabanenko have completed drill program at training ranges in the Barents Sea.

Acting within carrier strike group headed by NF Deputy Commander Vice Admiral Alexander Vitko, the crews conducted joint navigation, carried out 4 gun firing and 10 missile firing drills. Joint maneuvering, search/tracing/attacking of a submarine, and air defense activities were practiced during the exercise. Personnel had numerous onboard drills at sea.

Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov took aboard an air wing consisting of deck-based fighters Su-33, attack airplanes Su-25UTG, and ASW helicopters Ka-27.

These activities were the closing phase of preparations for coming long-range cruise. In Dec 2011 aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov and large ASW ship Admiral Chabanenko will be deployed in distant zones of the World Ocean.

Naval Today Staff, November 24, 2011;