Vice-Admiral Kulakov Ship Performs Firings in the Mediterranean

The anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet Vice-Admiral Kulakov performed artillery and missile firing at air and sea targets in the Mediterranean as part of the combat training program, said the Information Activities Office of the Northern Region (Severomorsk).

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The combat crews of the 100-mm artillery complex practiced firing at a sea target and at a simulated air target in the Mediterranean Sea area closed to navigation, observing the necessary safety conditions. The anti-submarine crew also conducted an air defence exercise for a detachment of ships and support vessels with missile firing from the Kinzhal complex.

A detachment of ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet, headed by the large anti-submarine ship "Vice-Admiral Kulakov", the medium sea tanker "Akademik Pashin" and the rescue tugboat "Altai", operates in the Mediterranean Sea under the command of Captain 1st Rank Stanislav Varik.

During the long voyage, the sailors of the Vice-Admiral Kulakov traveled about 23,000 nautical miles, worked out the tasks of several exercises on air defense, and search for submarines of a simulated enemy.

In the Mediterranean Sea, the Northmen made business visits to Algeria, Greece, Cyprus, and Syria.

Vice-Admiral Kulakov is a Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy. As of 2020, the ship was in active service. She is named after Soviet naval officer Nikolai Kulakov.

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