Russia recently returned the world’s largest submarine to sea to participate in a training exercise with Northern Fleet anti-submarine vessels.
The Typhoon (Akula/Project 941)-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) Dmitriy Donskoy (TK 208) sailed from the Northern Fleet’s Belomorsk naval base in Severodvinsk earlier this month to take part in training drills with Grisha III (Project 1124M)-class corvettes in the White Sea, according to a Northern Fleet announcement on 18 July.
“As part of planned combat training measures, the naval anti-submarine strike group of warships from Belomorsk naval base held a tactical exercise in the White Sea to search for a submarine.… At some stages of this exercise, the crew of the heavy nuclear-powered underwater cruiser Dmitriy Donskoy acted as an adversary force for the naval anti-submarine strike group,” the Northern Fleet’s press service said.
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