Russia’s Baltic Sea Commander: A significant strengthening of the Baltic Sea Fleet is underway
The Baltic fleet is being actively replenished with new equipment and weapons, stated the commander of Russia’s Baltic fleet, Vice Admiral Alexander Nosatov.
“By the end of the year, we are also expecting the delivery of another new small missile ship. The fleet will be also be supplemented by five new auxiliary vessels," said Nosatov in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper on the eve of the Baltic Navy Day on May 18.
He said that, in 2017, the fleet has already received “a unique minesweeper Alexander Obukhov".
According to the Admiral, the fleet continues to receive SU-30 fighter jets and our crews are being trained for the new aircraft.
In addition, he said that "fleet aircraft will continue to be supplemented by Su-30, for which crews of naval aircraft have already been retrained."
In 2016, the fleet received several small rocket ships as well as two floating cranes and a number of auxiliary ships.
The commander reported that the new divisions of Bal and Bastion coastal missile complexes divisions had been formed within the coastal defense brigade under Kaliningrad.
“Another missile unit of the Baltic Sea Fleet is completing the preparation of the infrastructure for new missile complexes,” said the commander of the Baltic Sea Fleet.