Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to Focus on Crimean Bases in 2015
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet plans to focus on training its new units, reconstructing ranges and building infrastructure in Crimea. This information was furnished by the press service of the Black Sea Fleet on Monday.
“The marines will continue doing their military service in the Mediterranean, both independently and in cooperation with the ships of other navies, and will take part in several international exercises. The main efforts will be focused on training newly formed units, reconstructing ranges and building infrastructure of military camps in Crimea and along the coast of Caucasus and preparing for the reception of new ships, submarines and auxiliary vessels,” the press center announced.
According to media reports, the new Rostov-on-Don submarine is going to complete trials and is expected to enter service with the Black Sea Fleet by the end of 2014. It should be noted that the Rostov-on-Don diesel-electric submarine, the second ship of the modernized Project 636, was laid down on November 21, 2011 at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg.