May 12, 2022 at 15:11 Subject: NavyThe large anti-submarine ship (LAS) "Admiral Levchenko" again went to sea
The large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet "Admiral Levchenko" entered the Barents Sea for artillery and anti-aircraft missile firing, as well as for practicing anti-submarine missions. This was announced on Thursday, May 12, in the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.
The military department clarified that the combat crews of the BOD will work out various types of shooting at visible and closed coastal targets that imitate firing points and command posts of a mock enemy. The crew will also conduct an air defense exercise with anti-aircraft missiles and anti-aircraft artillery firing at a simulated air target.
Central Naval Portal, Ilya Kurganov
When performing training tasks to search for submarines, the LAS uses the Ka-27 helicopter, which it took on board before going to sea.
The areas for performing combat exercises in the Barents Sea are closed to civil navigation and aviation flights, the Russian Defense Ministry noted. After completing the assigned tasks at sea, the ship will return to the main base point - Severomorsk.
"Admiral Levchenko" - a large anti-submarine ship of project 1155. The LAS was laid down in January 1982 at the Zhdanov plant (now - "Northern Shipyard") under the name "Khabarovsk", but in May of the same year it was renamed "Admiral Levchenko". The ship was commissioned into the fleet in May 1989.
In the second half of the 2010s, the BOD was at a base in Severomorsk awaiting repairs. At the beginning of 2021, the ship was transferred to the Nerpa shipyard in Snezhnogorsk. Completion of the refurbishment was planned before the end of the same year.
With a total displacement of 7570 tons and a hull length of 163.5 meters, the Project 1155 BOD can reach speeds of up to 29.5 knots. Cruising range - up to 5,000 nautical miles at an economical speed of 18 knots, autonomy - 30 days. Crew - 220 people (including 29 officers).
The ship is armed with eight launchers of the Kinzhal air defense system (64 missiles), two four-container launchers of Rastrub rocket-torpedo launchers, RBU-6000 rocket launchers, as well as AK-100 and AK-630M artillery mounts.