Russia’s next super submarine is almost ready for war

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The Russian Navy’s first Project-885 Yasen-class nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine, K-329 Severodvinsk, is set to deploy on its first combat training mission.

The new submarine recently completed operational testing after being accepted into service in June 2014. Prior to that, the boat had been undergoing pre-delivery sea trials since September 2011. Continue reading

Russia’s Northern Fleet Receives S-400 Air Defense Systems

Russia’s Northern Fleet has increased its air defense capability with the addition of S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems, the Fleet’s spokesperson Vadim Serga said Friday. Continue reading

Russian Marines to Prepare for Arctic Warfare in 2015: Northern Fleet

North Pole expedition. A helipad on the NS 50 Let Pobedy Arktika-class nuclear-powered icebreaker.

 

Russia’s Northern Fleet marines will participate in military exercises on the Arctic, according to Northern Fleet spokesperson Vadim Serga.

MOSCOW, January 8 (Sputnik) — Russia’s Northern Fleet marines will undergo special training in 2015 for military activities in the Arctic, Northern Fleet spokesperson Vadim Serga said Thursday. Continue reading

Russia to test modernized anti-submarine aircraft

MOSCOW, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — Russia’s Northern Fleet will test a modernized anti-submarine aircraft, the Il-38N, which could be used in the Arctic region, a military official said Sunday.

“The plane has been enhanced with new generation detachable hydroacoustic and magnetic beacons that surpass their Western counterparts in a range of ways,” the RIA Novosti news agency quoted the fleet’s spokesman, Vadim Serga, as saying. Continue reading