Russian Northern Fleet In The News

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  1. "MOBILITY-2004"

    From the Itar-Tass News Agency, 16 June 2004

    "A crack Marine Company of the Rusian Northern Fleet arrived at Kevichi airfield near Vladivostok on Wednesday.

    "A long-haul Il-62 plane has brought 200 servicemen for their joining exercises Mobility-2004, a main part of which begins on June 18, the chief of the Pacific Fleet's press centre, Alexander Kosolapov, told Itar-Tass.

    ...

    "About 8000 motorised infantry, paratroopers and Marines, as well as 100 tanks, armoured veicles and trucks will be moved (sic) the Russian Far East by Friday."

    http://216.239.51.104/search?q=cache:Ex7BzXHDNyYJ:www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html%3FNewsID%3D945587%26PageNum=6+Russian+"Northern+Fleet"+Marines&hl=en

    NORTHERN FLEET LAUNCHES BALLISTIC MISSILE

    From the Interfax News Service, 29 June 2004:

    "A ballistic missile was launched from the Russian Northern Fleet's nuclear submarine Yekaterinburg on Tuesday."

    It was fired from a submerged position in the Barents Sea and struck its target in Kamchatka.

    http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/0/28.html?id_issue=9715546
     
  2. They fire 3 different types of missile. One from a sub, one crusise type from a Bison and one ICBM. Tesing to see if they can extent the shelf life for another 20 years.