Russia sends warship to international naval drills in North Atlantic

On board the Severomorsk guided-missile destroyer.

From RIA Novosti:  The Severomorsk guided-missile destroyer from Russia’s Northern Fleet set sail Friday for British shores to team up with NATO warships in an international naval exercise in the North Atlantic, a fleet spokesman said.

The Russian Navy earlier said the Frukus 2010 exercise will be held on July 22-25.

The annual exercises, which traditionally involve France, Russia, Britain and the United States, practice interoperability for future joint operations under a UN mandate. …

Severomorsk is an Udaloy-class guided-missile destroyer armed with anti-ship missiles, 30-mm and 100-mm guns, and two Ka-27 Helix helicopters.  (photo: Alexandra Kamenskaya/RIA Novosti)

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