Heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" and the large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Chabanenko" within two months will participate in international exercises in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic.
Troop ships of the Northern Fleet in the carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" and the large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Chabanenko" will go on a long hike on December 6. Campaign program provides exercises in the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean, as well as the visit to the Syrian port of Tartus, where the Russian point of technical support ships.
"As for the visit to our base in the Syrian port of Tartus, it is a purely technical visit, due to the need to replenish fuel, water and food. No other tasks before the crew is not assigned. On board the ships will be only standard weapons and the regular crew. Exit sailors on shore and some joint activities with the Syrian sailors are not provided, "- said the representative of the Russian Defense Ministry.
According to the source, after resupply ships leave Tartous and go home. "The return of the cruiser" Admiral Kuznetsov "and BOD" Admiral Chabanenko "at the base of the Northern Fleet is scheduled for early February," — he said.
The agency’s interlocutor said that the aviation group aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" will consist of eight deck-based fighters Su-33 and two anti-submarine helicopters Ka-27, which in this campaign will be to carry out the task of search and rescue helicopters. "Appeared in the media about the fact that in the carrier air wing will be carrier-based fighters MiG-29K and Su-25UTG does not correspond to reality," — he said.
According to a representative of the Defense Ministry, during a campaign planned flight deck fighters. "If the weather does not hurt, then fly fighter jets will be in the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean Sea", — he said.
Aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" was a part of the Northern Fleet in January 1991. In December 1995, as part of a multi-purpose ship was released in the first long march to the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In December 2007, the ship’s strike group is held the second long march of the Russian aircraft carrier in the ocean zone. The third long march of the Northern Fleet aircraft carrier began in December 2008 and took place in areas of the North-East Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Total displacement cruiser — 60 tons, maximum speed — 29 knots, range — 12 thousand miles, the crew — more than 1.5 million people, and 626 airmen flying executives.
Armament consists of 12 launchers of anti-ship missiles "Granit", six-barreled launchers SAM "Dagger", eight launchers "Dirk", 6 six-barreled 30-mm gun mounts AK-630M, two rocket launchers RBU-12000 "Boa". The structure of electronic equipment includes combat information management system "lumberjack", three-coordinate radar "Fregat-MA", the radar detection of low-flying targets "Tackle" navigation system "Beysur" communication system "Buran-2", Radar Mission Control "Resistor" .
The large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Chabanenko" is located in the Northern Fleet in 1999. The ship took part in international exercises "Northern Eagle — 2006", "FRUKUS -2007", "VENRUS 2008", made visits to foreign ports Reykjavik (Iceland), Plymouth and Liverpool (UK), Norfolk. (USA), Brest (France), Trondheim (Norway), La Guaira (Venezuela), Rodman (Panama), Havana (Cuba).