Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov said on Friday that, the Russian Navy would continue conducting drills in the Arctic. It will practice submarine surfacing in the North Pole.
The Navy chief revealed many details during media interaction on the eve of Submariner Day celebrated in Russia on March 19.
Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov said, “The drills in the Arctic region involving submarines and other naval forces will certainly be conducted. We will practice the surfacing of submarines in ice openings in polar areas, rescue operations employing naval aircraft, military-technical and scientific experiments. The Russian Navy has a lot of plans on this score”.
Nikolay Yevmenov said, “Arctic is one of the main theatres of operation for Russian submarine forces. The region remains not only a climatic zone but also a training range and a home place”.
The admiral emphasized that, “Today the under-ice deployment and the employment of weapons in the ice require great skills possessed by the crews of submarines from a very limited number of countries. And we are the best among them”.
In 2021, crews of Northern Fleet’s three nuclear-powered submarines surfaced at a distance of 300 meters from each other for the first time ever simultaneously. They surfaced from under the ice near the northern islands of the Franz Josef Land archipelago.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave order at the time to continue conducting comprehensive Arctic expeditions, exploring and developing the Extreme North to ensure Russia’s military security.
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