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One of the priorities of the Northern Fleet in the new year is the further development of the Arctic

One of the priorities of the Northern Fleet in the new year is the further development of the Arctic

In 2014, ships and support vessels of the North fleet will continue to actively explore new areas of navigation in the Arctic.

It is planned that in the summer period of 2014, several detachments of ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet will carry out trips in the waters of the Kara Sea and the Laptev Sea, which will continue the work begun in 2012 on the study of new navigation areas in the Arctic Ocean. A number of studies are planned in the area of ​​the Northern Land archipelago.

Seafarers of the North Sea are planning to study the navigation and hydrographic situation, update maps and sea pilots, hydrometeorological observations, survey geodetic points in the Arctic and check their correlation, as well as explore the possibilities of navigation of non-ice-class vessels in high latitudes during the favorable ice period.

In total, 2013 has visited 12 surface ships, research vessels and support vessels in the Arctic. One detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet, headed by the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great”, made the transition to the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands, where they then landed a naval landing on the Kotelny island and took an active part in the restoration of the Arctic Temp airfield.

In 2013, another detachment of hydrographic vessels of the Northern Fleet visited the Franz Josef Land archipelago of the islands, where he made a number of hydrographic discoveries and conducted research work. The Arctic and the submariners of the Northern Fleet, which are carrying out regular voyages in various regions of the Arctic Ocean, continued to actively explore the Arctic.
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  1. Arhj
    Arhj 6 January 2014 09: 31
    It seems to me that every sailor of the Northern Fleet must at least once completely pass the Northern Sea Route, including during the winter period, behind an icebreaker. We have already begun to prepare officer cadres of the ground forces especially for service in high latitudes (I know for sure that in Blagoveshchensk there is a special area of ​​training). But I haven’t heard about fleet officers yet, although I could be wrong.
  2. xxxMYSTICxxx
    xxxMYSTICxxx 6 January 2014 10: 07
    To develop the Arctic, ice class vessels are needed. Of course it was very nice to watch reports about our squadron and the restoration of the Temp airfield, but let's be objective, this is not the case when, without escorting icebreakers, ships can do nothing there, and to accompany a small squadron, they assembled the entire nuclear icebreaker fleet in one place . Let the professionals correct me, because they know better, but in my amateurish opinion, a warship should be an independent combat unit, and in the north this means to overcome small ice obstacles even in the summertime. As far as I remember, ice class patrol vessels are already being built for the FSB border guards, but I haven’t seen any information about the situation with the ships for the Navy ....
    1. vark1979
      vark1979 8 January 2014 22: 17
      For border guards, ships are being built. Only for some reason, new boats in general are designed for the southern latitudes. Previously, this section of the Arctic Ocean was always covered by aviation and submarines. That was enough then. And ships for sailing in ice conditions will cost several times more than usual. For the same money, you can build several and provide them with one icebreaker for wiring. And still, aviation and submarines will be more efficient there.
      By the way, they are going to (finally) restore the Sevmorput lighter carrier for these tasks - it will have a much greater effect than that of the same Peter ...
  3. makarov
    makarov 6 January 2014 10: 45
    The fleet is the only POWERFUL ally and one-thinker to protect the interests of the Russian Federation in the Arctic. Without him, not where!
  4. kelevra
    kelevra 6 January 2014 11: 32
    That's right, you need to go to this area to the end!
  5. alone
    alone 6 January 2014 11: 39
    It remains to wish good luck to Russia in the Arctic region.
  6. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 8 January 2014 20: 05
    In 2014, ships and support ships for the Northern Fleet will continue to actively explore new navigation areas in the Arctic.

    Thank God, at least something can be rejoiced! And then up to 90% of information from the media is a solid negative ...