MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
During the joint strategic Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad-2021, the crew of the Dmitrov diesel-electric submarine (diesel-electric submarine) of the Baltic Fleet performed torpedo firing with practical ammunition from a submerged position in the Baltic Sea.
The submarine’s crew successfully completed the assigned tasks and fired torpedo weapons from a submerged position at conditional sea targets, which imitated the ships of the Baltic Fleet at an admissible safe distance.
The firing was carried out by four practical torpedoes. After the completion of the measures, all torpedoes were lifted out of the water by a torpedo boat. The effectiveness of the use of torpedo weapons by the submarine crew will be assessed after receiving data on the guidance of torpedoes in the laboratory.
The boats of the project 877 (“Varshavyanki”) are the quietest Russian submarines, which is explained by the absence of noisy power units, a verified streamlined shape and a special hydroacoustic coating of the hull. In the West, this class of submarines received the respectful nickname “Black Hole” for their high secrecy. Submarines of this series can counteract both submarines and surface ships, and are designed to protect naval bases, sea coast and sea communications.
The joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision made by the heads of the two states.
Exercise “West-2021” is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.
Practical actions of troops (forces) take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the waters of the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.
In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems, take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships.
The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training, subject to the Vienna Document 2011, on the territory of the Russian Federation does not exceed 6400 military personnel.
The return of military command and control bodies and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.
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