Three New Russian Landing Ships Join Baltic Fleet

The Denis Davydov new generation landing craft enters service at Baltic Fleet

The new ships can deliver nearly a dozen armored personnel carriers and a sufficient number of marines to take on any coastal enemy positions.


The ‘Denis Davydov,’ ‘Lieutenant Rimsky-Korsakov’ and ‘Michman Lermontov’ military ships are beginning a new era of landing operations.

Where previously these ships could carry only a division of marines and only one piece of machinery, now these Baltic vessels can hold up to three war machines on board.

The new ships can deliver nearly a dozen armored personnel carriers and a sufficient number of marines to take on any coastal enemy positions.

The ships have been subject to extensive factory and government trials. All systems and weapons are said to be combat ready.


Russian Baltic Fleet marines perform naval landing from world’s biggest hovercraft

The landing was a part of a military drill

“The crew of The Yevgeniy Koshechkov, the world’s biggest aircushion amphibious ship has successfully performed the tactical assignment to establish a party of marines on an unimproved beach near the Kmelyovka testing range,” he said

The ship’s artillery simulated bringing down an aerial attack vehicle and an onshore battery of the simulated enemy and cut up a corridor for the marines. The landing party got to the shore on BTR-82A armored personnel carriers where it drilled a breaking through the defense lines of the simulated enemy, Capt. Matveyev said.

The Yevgeny Koshechkov and its twin, The Mordovia, belong to The Zubr family of ships and are the largest operational aircushion amphibious ships. They can move on land surface and swamps and drop landing parties deep inside the enemy defenses.

Baltic Fleet ASW ships drill actions against enemy submarine


“The search for the submarine was conducted with aerial support of two antisubmarine helicopters Kamov Ka-27P of the fleet’s naval aviation,” fleet’s spokesman said


KALININGRAD, April 28. /TASS/. Two small antisubmarine warfare (ASW) ships of Russia’s Baltic Fleet – the Aleksin and Kalmykia boats have destroyed a submarine of an imaginary enemy during naval combat drills, fleet’s spokesman Captain Second Rank Vladimir Matveyev said on Tuesday.

“The search for the submarine the actions of which were simulated by the crew of the Vyborg diesel submarine, was conducted with aerial support of two antisubmarine helicopters Kamov Ka-27P of the fleet’s naval aviation,” Matveyev said.

He said that the ASW ships’ crews successfully identified the target and simulated its destruction, despite the Vyborg’s high acoustic stealth.

During the exercise, the navy men practiced firing the RBU-6000 antisubmarine rocket launchers, as well as used torpedo armament in the drills.

Ballistic missile systems to be redeployed to Russia’s westernmost region — source


March 17,
The Iskander tactical ballistic missile systems will be redeployed to the Kaliningrad region as part of the ongoing snap check of combat readiness in the Russian Armed Forces

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MOSCOW, March 17. /TASS/. The Iskander tactical ballistic missile systems will be redeployed during a surprise inspection of troops to the Kaliningrad region in Russia’s northwest, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS on Tuesday.

“The redeployment of the fighter and bomber aviation is planned to the Kaliningrad region, and the army grouping in the Baltic region will be reinforced with the Iskander missile systems of the Western Military District that will be moved by the large landing ships of the Baltic Fleet,” said the source.

A surprise inspection of the Northern Fleet and separate formations of the Western Military District is being conducted in Russia in the period from March 16 to 21. The snap check involves some 38,000 troops, 3,360 units of military equipment, 41 warships, 15 submarines, 110 warplanes and helicopters.

Missile Forces Drills From Baltic Fleet Kick Off in Russia’s Kaliningrad

Tochka short-range tactical ballistic missile launched from test area in the Kaliningrad Region

Defense Ministry’s Western Military Region for the Baltic Fleet’s press service said that joint Missile Forces from the Baltic Fleet have begun in Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad.


MOSCOW (Sputnik) Joint Missile Forces from the Baltic Fleet have begun in Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad, the Defense Ministry’s Western Military Region for the Baltic Fleet’s press service said Tuesday.“Upon arrival at the assigned region, the missile forces will complete exercises on the deployment of complexes in unprepared positioned regions…and the military servicemen of the joint forces will in the end develop a complex of drills with the tasks of multiple changes to starting positions without any live fire,” the press service said in a statement.

Exercises will be held in Kaliningrad until the end of March, the press service said.

The Baltic Fleet carried out similar exercises last October, in accordance with its combat training plans.

The drills included the simulated destruction of enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups and passing contaminated areas, according to the Defense Ministry.

The Kaliningrad Region is Russia’s westernmost exclave, bordering Poland and Lithuania.

In 2008, Russia made international headlines when it announced it could place Iskander missile systems in Kaliningrad on a permanent basis in response to NATO deploying its missile shield close to Russian borders. The move would enable Russia to hit targets in Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.

“Yaroslav Mudry” Russian Navy ship heads off for Spanish port of Ceuta

04.02.2015, Siberian Insider

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The “Yaroslav Mudry” Baltic Fleet patrol ship headed for the Spanish port of Ceuta on the African coast, said Tuesday head of the Baltic Fleet press service Captain 2nd rank Vladimir Matveev.

“Today the Baltic Fleet “Yaroslav Mudry” patrol ship and “Cola” tanker met in the designated point of the Mediterranean Sea and headed for the port of Ceuta – a Spanish enclave on the African coast,” – said Matveev.

He added that during the transition to the port of Ceuta the crew of the radio and rocket-artillery combat units will fulfill the tasks of a sea target detection using radar systems, its convoy and conventional destruction.

Baltic Fleet ships entered the Red Sea

04.09.2014  Siberian Insider

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Patrol ship “Yaroslav Mudry” and tanker “Kola” successfully completed the passage of the Suez Canal and came in the Red Sea, the chief of department of information support of the press service of the Western Military district of the Baltic Fleet Captain of the 2nd Rank Matveev said.

In connection with the entry to the zone of activity of sea pirates the crew of the ships was given instructions on the actions in case of emergency situations and the procedure for the use of weapons, ship calculations trainings were held.