Russia: BF Warships Hold Missile Launching Drills

Training & Education


Baltic Fleet (BF) warships headed by Baltiysk Naval Base Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Nosatov held closing naval exercise in summer training period. About 20 warships and supply vessels were involved in maneuvers, reported BF Information Support Group to Central Navy Portal.

During the exercise held in the Baltic Sea, corvettes Soobrazitelny (commanding officer Capt 2 rank Alexander Telepov) and Stereguschiy (commanding officer Capt 2 rank Mikhail Burkin) practiced naval engagement elements and air defense drills along with BF guided missile boats.

Missile boat R-129 led by Capt 3 rank Georgy Motuzenko launched two Termit antiship cruise missiles at “enemy” warships in the test range. The corvettes conducted air defense firings and effectively shot down the missiles.

Being at sea, the ships practiced joint maneuvering and conducted communication, electronic warfare, damage control, and anti-terror drills.

Source: rusnavy, November 01, 2011;