“Today [March 21] the naval group of the Northern Fleet composed of the frigate Almirante Gorshkov, the logistical support vessel Elbrus and the rescue boat Nikolai Chiker, completed the passage from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea crossing the Suez Canal “, Spokesman of the Russian Northern Fleet, Vadim Serga, said Thursday.
According to Serga’s statements, the ships had marched from Severomorsk – the main base of the Northern Russian Fleet – and to date they traveled more than 5900 nautical miles (9495.13 kilometers).
The naval group, according to the spokesman of the Russian Northern Fleet, will act according to its navigation plans in the Red Sea as part of an expedition to distant maritime areas.
Admiral Gorshkov, incorporated into the Russian Northern Fleet in 2018, recently gave rise to an episode of media hysteria in the United Kingdom, when making a stop for bad weather off the Scottish coasts and publishing the media that the ship was transporting. Hallucinogenic weapon Filin 5P-42.
Also the aforementioned frigate Admiral made in the Barents and Blanco seas exercises of naval artillery shooting and with Kalibr cruise missile systems.
Last February, it was announced that the Russian Navy is equipping its military vessels with a new system capable of “temporarily blinding” a long-range potential enemy.
In this context, the frigates Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatonov were equipped with the optical-visual interference system 5P-42 Filin, which causes the enemy a hallucinogenic effect.
Moscow has repeatedly stated that it does not want to attack anyone and that the purpose of its new weapons is to defend against the US anti-missile shield and the deployment in Eastern Europe of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Source: ES News-Front