Russian Navy’s Pyotr Velikiy cruiser leads drills in the Barents Sea

The Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy leaves for St Petersburg to take part in a ship parade marking Russian Navy Day. Lev Fedoseyev/TASS
The Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy leaves for St Petersburg to take part in a ship parade marking Russian Navy Day. Lev Fedoseyev/TASS

This weekend, the Northern Fleet kicked of an exercise involving surface ships of the Kola flotilla, anti-submarine ships, submarines, bombers, and maritime surveillance aircraft. The naval exercise involved Pyotr Velikiy battlecruiser and over 10 minesweepers, small anti-submarine warfare and missile ships, ASW helicopters and aircraft.

The Russian Northern Fleet’s warships led by the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky conducted a bilateral exercise in the Barents Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday (May 24, 2021).During the exercise, the warships held ASW exercise with the participation of Ka-27 anti-submarine warfare helicopters and Il-38 MPA and mine countermeasures exercise the press office stated.

The drills were directed by Northern Fleet Deputy Commander Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev at close-in naval training ranges.

During the exercise waters north of the Kola Peninsula is temporarily closed for civilian shipping as the Northern Fleet’s nuclear-powered battlecruiser “Pyotr Velikiy” conducts weapons shootings together with other surface warships and submarines.


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