This film, shot April 24 and 26, 1970, shows many different types of ships of the Russian Navy operating in the Norwegian Sea as part of a coordinated Soviet world-wide training exercise.
KASHIN Class Guided-Missile Cruiser
KRESTA Class Guided-Missile Frigate
RIGA Class Destroyer Escort with oil tankers in the background
A Russian Fleet Oiler
KASHIN Guided-Missile Cruiser following a small oil tanker
KOTLIN Class Guided-Missile Destroyer
SVERDLOV Class Light Cruiser
Unidentified Russian Destroyer
A Russian Trawler
Another Russian Fleet Oiler
A Russian Merchant Tanker
An F Class Diesel-Powered Submarine of the Soviet Navy
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Background: This film, shot April 24 and 26, 1970, shows many different types of ships of the Russian Navy operating in the Norwegian Sea as part of a coordinated Soviet world-wide training exercise. The exercise, code-named OKEAN (Ocean) is based on a single operation plan coordinated and controlled by Fleet Headquarters in Moscow.
The Soviet forces taking part in the global exercise include submarines, surface ships, Naval Air Forces, and Marine units. The exercise areas include the Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, North Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan, Philippine Sea and the Mediterranean, Black and Baltic Seas.
The U.S. Navy cameraman photographed these Russian ships and submarines from a P-3 "Orion" reconnaissance aircraft flying out of Iceland over the Norwegian Sea.