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Russia: Russian Navy fleet departs for Arctic military base

Russian Federation, Severomorsk
September 6, 2014 at 13:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

A fleet of six Russian ships set off from their base in Severomorsk on Saturday, headed for the New Siberian Islands where Moscow is planning to establish its permanent Arctic presence.

The fleet of vessels, including the Admiral Levchenko, transported personnel and equipment to the northern port of Murmansk, before heading to the New Siberian Islands base, where Russia sent the first batch of equipment and supplies last year.

The Admiral Levchenko destroyer boasts four gas turbines and can reach a top speed of 35 knots (65 km/h, 40 m/ph). The vessel's armament includes eight vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface to air missiles and 2 x RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers among other combat equipment. The destroyer also features a helicopter deck and hangar, with the capability of carrying two helicopters.

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A fleet of six Russian ships set off from their base in Severomorsk on Saturday, headed for the New Siberian Islands where Moscow is planning to establish its permanent Arctic presence.

The fleet of vessels, including the Admiral Levchenko, transported personnel and equipment to the northern port of Murmansk, before heading to the New Siberian Islands base, where Russia sent the first batch of equipment and supplies last year.

The Admiral Levchenko destroyer boasts four gas turbines and can reach a top speed of 35 knots (65 km/h, 40 m/ph). The vessel's armament includes eight vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface to air missiles and 2 x RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers among other combat equipment. The destroyer also features a helicopter deck and hangar, with the capability of carrying two helicopters.

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