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In the Caspian Sea, in preparation for the celebration of the Day of the Russian Navy, the Caspian Flotilla (CFL) naval strike group, led by the Uglich small missile ship, successfully carried out artillery and anti-aircraft firing with standard complexes at sea and air targets.

The sailors worked out practical actions to search for enemy ships, repel an air strike, and also withdraw from the battle. The calculations of the complexes made electronic missile launches at the ships of the imaginary enemy. Crews of small missile ships Veliky Ustyug and Uglich fired from A-190 Universal naval artillery mounts and AK-630 Duet anti-aircraft artillery systems at ship’s shields simulating a detachment of enemy ships, as well as at ground targets, imitating the enemy’s amphibious assault.

Targeting of firing was carried out by on-board radio-technical armament systems of ships and coastal observation stations of the CFL. Navigation support for actions in the designated area was provided by mobile radio navigation systems deployed by the hydrographic service of the flotilla.

In the course of such exercises, the crews also practice the tactics of naval combat with detachments of imaginary enemy ships, and improve combat maneuvering as part of a ship group.

In total, crews of about 20 KFL ships took part in the exercise, including the base minesweeper Magomed Gadzhiev, small missile ships Uglich, Veliky Ustyug, small artillery ships Makhachkala, Astrakhan, as well as trawling ships, artillery boats and supply vessels. Also, the crews of the Mi-8AMTSh “Terminator” helicopters of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District (YuVO) were involved in the training. The pilots made demonstration flights at an altitude of 50-70 m above the water.

The KFL ship parade, military sports festival and festive fireworks to mark the Day of the Russian Navy will be held on July 25 this year. on the roadstead of the city of Kaspiysk, Republic of Dagestan, near the new base of the Southern Military District’s naval association. Also, residents and guests of the city will be able to visit the static exhibition of weapons and military equipment KFL, organized on the territory of the city park named after Khalilova.

Currently, the CFL servicemen are working on episodes of festive events. During the current week, private and general training of the forces and means of the flotilla will be held onshore and at sea. On July 22, a dress rehearsal of the KFL ships parade and a military sports festival will take place.

In total, about 30 ships, boats and support vessels for the flotilla, about 25 units of military equipment, artillery pieces, mortars and combat vehicles of the Grad-M multiple launch rocket system, as well as more than 10 units of aviation equipment of the 4th Army will be involved in the celebration of the Day of the Navy. Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District, including the Su-27, Su-34 and Mi-8AMTSh, Mi-28 helicopters.

Preparations for the celebration of the Day of the Navy are taking place in strict compliance with a set of measures to counter the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection, aimed at preserving the life and health of military personnel, civilian personnel and their families.

100 percent of the personnel of the crews of the ships and vessels of the KFL were vaccinated in advance with two components of the drug “Gam-COVID-Vac” (“Sputnik V”). All personnel are fully provided with personal protective equipment – gloves, medical masks and antiseptics, contacts with other military personnel, civilian personnel and the local population are excluded as much as possible, all participants in the festive events are closely monitored by military doctors.

On all ships and berthing areas, preventive measures are taken on an ongoing basis to exclude the drift and spread of infectious diseases, including the organization of incoming control with body thermometry, daily disinfection and sanitization of all rooms, facilities and territory.

Solemn events on July 25 this year will also be held in compliance with the complex of sanitary and anti-epidemiological measures – the units of the NBC protection of the Southern Military District will disinfect all venues and gathering places for participants and spectators of the festival, barrier control, mask regime will be organized, all guests will be checked the temperature.

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