Russian Navy destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov holds artillery live-fire training

The Russian Navy’s Udaloy-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) destroyer, Vice-Admiral Kulakov has conducted artillery live-fire training in the Barents Sea.

The targets were assigned by the on-board target acquisition system. The artillery units operated the Ak-100 guns to engage air targets.

The vessel is about to conclude its long-distance deployment and has entered the Russian territorial waters. The ship will arrive in Severomorsk on November 28.

Vice-Admiral Kulakov

Vice-Admiral Kulakov is a Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy. She was commissioned in 1982 and is assigned to the Northern Fleet.

The Udaloy I class are a series of anti-submarine destroyers built for the Soviet Navy, eight of which are currently in service with the Russian Navy.

The Russian designation is Project 1155 Fregat. Twelve ships were built between 1980 and 1991, while a thirteenth ship built to a modified design as the Udaloy II class followed in 1999. They complement the Sovremennyy-class destroyer in anti-aircraft warfare and anti-surface warfare operations.

The vessels are armed with two quad-packed SS-N-14 anti submarine/ship missiles, SA-N-9 surface-to-air missiles in four vertical launchers, a Gibka (3M14) ADMS station, two 100 mm (3.9 in) guns, four 30 mm AK630 Gatling guns, 553 mm (22 in) torpedo tubes with Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo and two RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers.



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