NF Marines and Pilots Show Skills to Norwegian Delegation
Text: Northern Fleet Information Support Group
Photo: Large ASW ship Admiral Levchenko. nashflot.ru
Norwegian military delegation headed by Maj. Gen. Morten Lunde, deputy chairman of the Joint Operational Command will visit Northern Fleet (NF) in Sept 26-28 in accordance with Russian Defense Ministry's foreign relations development program. The delegation will be met at border point Borisoglebsky by NF Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Andrei Volozhinsky.
At first, Norwegian guests will visit marines' camp and watch combat demonstration and gun firing drill in cooperation with NF Aviation.
Large ASW ship Admiral Levchenko and naval aircrafts stationed at Severomorsk-3 air base will be also shown to Norwegian officers. Being formerly a pilot, Maj. Gen. Morten Lunde is interested in equipment operated by NF Aviation, as service conditions of Russian counterparts.
NF mariners and Norwegian naval servicemen are tied with long-standing partnership relations resulting in numerous joint activities. The largest one is the Pomor Russian-Norwegian joint exercise which has become regular now. It was held in the Barents, the Norwegian, and the North seas. Russia delegated NF large ASW ship Severomorsk in 2010 and NF large ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov in May 2011.