Text: Western Military District Press Service
Crews of Northern Fleet (NF) aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov and large ASW ship Admiral Chabanenko have completed drill program at training ranges in the Barents Sea.
Photo: Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. Western Military District Press Service
Acting within carrier strike group headed by NF Deputy Commander Vice Admiral Alexander Vitko, the crews conducted joint navigation, carried out 4 gun firing and 10 missile firing drills. Joint maneuvering, search/tracing/attacking of a submarine, and air defense activities were practiced during the exercise. Personnel had numerous onboard drills at sea.
Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov
took aboard an air wing consisting of deck-based fighters Su-33
, attack airplanes Su-25UTG
, and ASW helicopters Ka-27
These activities were the closing phase of preparations for coming long-range cruise. In Dec 2011 aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov
and large ASW ship Admiral Chabanenko
will be deployed in distant zones of the World Ocean.