matelot> В-Адм. Кулаков, Корк 17th December 2012 von Thomas Milde
Я тоже сначала повелся, но потом выяснил, что 17 декабря это всего лишь дата публикации в блоге. А то - в начале декабря "Кулаков" выполнял ракетные стрельбы в Баренцевом море...
Думаю, что фотографии выполнены в начале сентября. Вот аналогичная подборка на Фликре от другого автора:
The Vice-Admiral Kulakov was commissioned in 1982 and was on combat duty with the Northern Fleet until March 1991, when she was retired for repairs that lasted more than 18 years. The ship returned to the Severomorsk base on December 7, 2010 and is to return to active duty. On 5 January 2011, a fire broke out in one of the ship's mess-rooms. It was reported to be caused by a short circuit. The damage was minimal and did not reduce the combat effectiveness of the ship.On 3 September 2011 the destroyer conducted the first underway landings tests for the new Ka-52K helicopter. The Udaloy-II is modified by the replacement of the SS-N-14 by the SS-N-22, reflecting a change in emphasis from ASW to anti-shipping, however, her standoff ASW capability is retained by firing SS-N-15 missiles from the torpedo tubes. Other changes include an improved self defense capability with the addition of the gun/SAM CIWS systems. Similar to Udaloy externally, it was a new configuration with the Moskit antiship missiles, a twin 130 mm gun, the Udav antitorpedo system and several anti-aircraft systems. Powered by a modern gas turbine engine, it was equipped with more capable sonars, an integrated air defense fire control system, and a number of digital electronic systems based on state-of-the-art circuitry. The original MGK-355 Polinom integrated sonar system (with NATO reporting names Horse Jaw and Horse Tail respectively for the hull mounted and towed portions) on Udaloy-I ships is replaced by its successor, a newly designed Zvezda M-2 sonar system that has a range in excess of 100 km in the 2nd convergence zone. The Zvezda sonar system is considered by its designers to be the equivalent of American AN/SQS-53 in terms of overall performance, but it is much bulkier and heavier than its American counterpart: the length of the hull mounted portion is near 30 meters. The torpedo approaching warning function of Polinom sonar system is retained and further improved by its successor Zvezda sonar system.