Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards Gulf of Aden frigate training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France tests financing Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiralteyskie Verfi Admiral Gorshkov Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Russia - France Vysotsky Rosoboronexport ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk negotiations defense order conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation investigations Black Sea Putin Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime Far East marines Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials traditions Syria statistics Japan escort South Korea Yasen Neustrashimy tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov Admiral Chabanenko convoys Ukrainian Navy problems Severodvinsk Chirkov reinforcement tension firings tragedy technology Baltic Sea search and rescue Almaz Moskva frontier service Caspian Flotilla provocation hostages upgrade court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying rumors Turkey World War II death shipwreck Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta Petr Veliky helicopters Kilo class Kaliningrad Admiral Vinogradov Norway Rubin delivery launching patrols
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
Tell a friend Print version

Worlds first for Russia and NATO

Worlds first for Russia and NATO 03.06.2008
The Russian AS34 – Priz Class Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Submarine Rescue System has been taking part in the NATO Exercise Bold Monarch 08, alongside NATO and US rescue systems.

During the exercise submarines from Norway, The Netherlands and Poland will be bottomed in a simulated sinking and rescue systems then ‘mate’ with the submarine to rescue the survivors.

During the exercise the AS34 has successfully completed a World’s first ‘mating’ with a NATO submarine. The rescue system has performed very well and is a true success story for Russian and NATO cooperation in submarine rescue capability.

Lt Cdr Sue Lloyd the NATO Spokesman said: "Exercise Bold Monarch 08 has provided an excellent opportunity to show how NATO can co-operate successfully with Russian designed submarine rescue systems. This Exercise has been a great success and the World’s first ‘mating’ of the AS34 with a NATO submarine has significantly enhanced the ability of Russia and NATO to provide worldwide submarine rescue facilities"

The AS34 Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) is operated by the Russian Navy and used to rescue the surviving crew in the extremely unlikely event of a submarine sinking during an emergency at sea. The ability for the AS34 to fully integrate with NATO submarines is a world first and greatly enhances the system’s global submarine rescue capability.

Bold Monarch PAO, bmh08pao@googlemail.com

Back to the list