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Project 1155.1 Udaloy - Operations

In the modern Russian fleet the ships of this project assumed the functions of destroyers. Due to the fact that the fleet is a fairly large number of vessels of this type, it was decided to conduct scheduled repairs and modernization of frigates. So while the frigate “Marshal Shaposhnikov” was under repair, his fellow ship of the project 1155 “Admiral Panteleev” participated in military exercises in the Pacific Ocean, carried out a long service as part of the formation of the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean. A distinctive feature of the combat service of ships of this class is their intensive operation. Of all the naval personnel of the Northern and Pacific Fleet, it is these combat ships that carry out the largest amount of work. The ships of the Northern Fleet in the new millennium were actively involved in the fight against piracy.

Russia announced in 2007 that its Navy had resumed, and would build up, its constant presence in different regions of the world's oceans. A naval task force from Russia's Northern Fleet, consisting of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the Udaloy-Class destroyers Admiral Levchenko and Admiral Chabanenko, as well as auxiliary vessels, conducted from December 2007 to February 2008 a two-month tour of duty in the Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic.

The Russian Navy confirmed on 09 September 2008 that a fleet of warships belonging to the Russian Northern Fleet was preparing to cross the Atlantic Ocean and head for the Caribbean. Washington immediately responded by mocking the Russian move, which is widely considered a response to NATO's increased naval presence in the Black Sea. U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack jokingly said that if Russia really intended to send ships to the Caribbean, "then they found a few ships that can make it that far."

The squadron, led by the Northern Fleet's flagship nuclear-powered Kirov-class battlecruiser Pyotr Veliky (named after Peter the Great, Czar Peter I of Russia) - one of the world's largest heavily-armed nuclear-powered guided missile cruisers - participated with the Venezuelan fleet in the Caribbean naval exercise in November 2008. During the joint exercises, the Russian navy is expected to deploy Moscow's most modern destroyer, the Udaloy-class Admiral Chabanenko anti-submarine destroyer, a rescue vessel and a tanker ship. This was Russia's first maneuver in the US backyard in nearly 20 years. The naval exercise will be conducted in Venezuelan waters between the 10th and 14th of November. The Russian and Venezuelan Navy will together perform dry runs of relief operations and test their tactical communication systems.

The official Russian governmental news service Russia Today stated that "The fact that the Russian cruiser was not designed as an instrument of attack, but instead for nuclear containment and defending nuclear submarines, this exercise looks more like an invitation to a dialogue with America rather than a military threat. Moreover, the fact that the American presidential campaign has entered its final stage, it is expected that both candidates Barack Obama and John McCain are going to exploit this naval exercise to their own benefit, verbalizing on the "return of the Russian threat". This rhetoric may become the decisive factor for one of them to make the White House his home for the next four years."

The large anti-submarine ship of Project 1155 Severomorsk for a long time patrolled ships off the coast of East Africa. His fellow frigate "Admiral Kharlamov" repeatedly participated in military campaigns, clearly demonstrating the military presence of the Russian Navy in the ocean expanses. The ships of the Northern Fleet in the new millennium were actively involved in the fight against piracy. The large anti-submarine ship of Project 1155 Severomorsk for a long time patrolled ships off the coast of East Africa. His fellow frigate "Admiral Kharlamov" repeatedly participated in military campaigns, clearly demonstrating the military presence of the Russian Navy in the ocean expanses. The ships of the Northern Fleet in the new millennium were actively involved in the fight against piracy. The large anti-submarine ship of Project 1155 Severomorsk for a long time patrolled ships off the coast of East Africa. His fellow frigate "Admiral Kharlamov" repeatedly participated in military campaigns, clearly demonstrating the military presence of the Russian Navy in the ocean expanses.

Intensive combat service fell to the share of another ship of this project of the frigate "Admiral Vinogradov". For a long time, the ship carried patrol in the Gulf of Aden, protecting merchant ships and caravans from the actions of sea pirates. Then, the combat unit was more than once included in the compound of the Pacific Fleet's ships, detached to visit foreign ports in the countries of the Pacific region with friendly visits. Alternately, changing with the ship of the same project "Admiral Panteleyev" and other combat ships of the Pacific Fleet, the ship made a whole series of long hikes, visiting foreign ports in the Indian Ocean.



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