Military Capabilities

Northern Fleet Naval Aviation re-organised

05 December 2019

Two aviation regiments have been re-established at the Russian Northern Fleet's main air base near Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula as a major re-organisation of the country's naval aviation branch continues to be rolled out.

In ceremony on 2 December at Severomorsk-1, the 7050th Air Base command was disbanded and the 830th Separate Naval Anti-Submarine Helicopter Regiment and the 403rd Separate Mixed Aviation Regiment stood up.

The move in effect reverses changes introduced a decade ago by former Russian defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov to reduce several layers of command and bureaucracy across Russia's military, including the navy and its aviation branch.

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