Today, in the city of Odessa, on the territory of the Naval Base “South” a rally dedicated to the beginning of the new school year took place. The event was led by the Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa.
On the occasion of the beginning of the new initial year, ceremonial rituals of raising the Naval flag of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, flags and flags of coloring were performed on ships, vessels, boats of the national fleet, after which the head of the fleet summed up last year’s activities.
– The Navy coped with the set tasks in 2020. We have taken steps to gradually transition to the standards and training procedures used in NATO member states, – said the Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa. – We have moved to a new staffing structure and divided the functions of generation and application, and thanks to the formation and acquisition of the Navy flotilla, we have achieved significant changes and moved to a new level in combat training of ships and boats, – he added.
According to the commander, the main activities of the fleet in the 2021 academic year will be focused on training personnel, increasing the combat capabilities of military units, mastering new weapons and military equipment, protection and defense of naval bases, ports, bases, important infrastructure. and protection of the country from the sea.
– This year, the first divisional set of the Neptune missile complex will be delivered to the Navy, and a special-purpose ship Simferopol will be received, the crew of which is currently undergoing training. Training of two Island patrol boats in the United States has begun today, assault crew crews are underway, which are also scheduled to join the Navy this year, and Marine units will receive new weapons. Negotiations are underway with our international partners on the construction of 8 missile boats, a corvette will be laid in the near future, and in 2022 we will receive the first batch of boats “Mark VI”. And so one of the priorities is the formation of professional crews, because in order to complete the task successfully, you need to have two things: the first is a commander, a leader who is trusted by personnel who in any situation can make an informed decision and lead the ship to victory in battle, the second – comprehensive technical and material support, – said Rear Admiral Alexei Neizhpapa.
Also, the commander drew attention to the strengthening of language training of personnel and the effectiveness of the tasks in 2021.
– We have a difficult and at the same time interesting year ahead of us. We are waiting for the reception of ships in the Navy, coastal missile system, unmanned aerial vehicles. Based on the tasks facing the ship, every day should begin with the completion of combat training tasks and end there, – said the head of the National Fleet of Ukraine. – I pay attention to naval landing and flight training, flights must be carried out in pairs, day and night. Among the tasks of naval aviation units is preparation for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. We must have a serious and effective result, because no one but us will do it, we have no other fleet, so each of us is an integral part of our team.
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