VIDEO: Russian Navy conducts anti-submarine exercises in Norwegian Sea


As part of the exercise with the Arctic expeditionary group, the warships and support vessels of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet conducted anti-submarine drills in the Norwegian Sea.

Illustration; Photo by: Russian Navy

The main focus of the exercises was to practice the operations of the navy and the aerospace forces to protect Russian national interests, as well as to counter possible military threats from the sea.

 The crews of Slava-class cruiser Marshal Ustinov and Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate Admiral Kasatonov aided by a specially equipped anti-submarine helicopter Kamov Ka-27practiced operations to locate potential enemy submarines.

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They performed a set of measures for visual, radar, and magnetometric search for submarines using standard radio equipment and an onboard sonar station.

Photo by: Russian Navy
Photo by: Russian Navy

The Russian Navy is currently carrying out drills involving more than 140 vessels from all of its fleets in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the North, Okhotsk, and Mediterranean seas.

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