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Small amphibious assault ships on an air cushion (MDKVP) “Yevgeny Kocheshkov” and “Mordovia” of the Baltic Fleet during a planned exercise worked out the task of landing troops on the unequipped coast of the Kaliningrad region.

A subdivision of the airborne assault company of the Baltic Fleet marines on ten armored personnel carriers BTR-82A was involved in the landing.

During the transition to the landing site, the specialists of the missile and artillery warheads of the ships fired at surface and air targets from the 30-mm automatic installations of the AK-630 complex.

In addition, exercises were conducted on damage control, radiation, chemical and biological protection of ships at sea.

“Yevgeny Kocheshkov” and the same type MDKVP “Mordovia” are the world’s largest amphibious air-cushion ships and are in service with the Baltic Fleet.

For reference:

“Evgeny Kocheshkov” and “Mordovia” – Project 12322 Zubr small amphibious assault ships. They are designed to receive amphibious assault units with military equipment from an equipped or unequipped coast, transport by sea, land on the enemy coast and provide fire support for the landing troops.

Due to the design features of the air cushion, MDKVPs can move along the ground, bypassing small obstacles (ditches and trenches) and minefields, move through swamps and land troops in the depths of enemy defenses. For ships of the Zubr project, up to 70 percent of the total length of the coastline of the seas and oceans of the world is available for landing.

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