Russia’s Northern Fleet Command tests five new ships and submarines in 2016

Russia’s Northern Fleet Command tests five new ships and submarines in 2016

Russia’s Northern Fleet in 2016 has tested new ships and submarines for the Navy, the Fleet’s Commander Vice-Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov told a briefing on Nov. 26.

“In 2016, the Northern Fleet provided full tests of frigates The Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, The Admiral Grigorovich, The Admiral Essen, The Admiral Makarov and of the Stary Oskol diesel-electric submarine,” he said.

The vice admiral said, during the tests, the fleet made 34 trips of the ships and submarines with the total duration of about 230 days, planes and helicopters made about 440 flights, and the servicemen made about 90 exercises using various armament complexes.

First published by TASS

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