MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
As part of an exercise with an Arctic expeditionary force, which is being led by the commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Alexander Moiseyev, the Project 949A Antey nuclear submarine missile cruiser of the Northern Fleet Oryol fired missiles in the Barents Sea.
The anti-ship cruise missile “Granit” was fired from a submerged position at a target position imitating a large surface ship of a simulated enemy. The target was at a distance of more than 100 kilometers from the missile launch point.
The shooting area was previously closed to civilian shipping and aviation. The area was protected by ships of the Kola Flotilla of various forces.
According to the assessment of the fleet command, the crew of the Orel nuclear submarine successfully coped with the task, demonstrating high professionalism and naval training.
Submariners of the Northern Fleet continue to improve the methods of using missile weapons in the Arctic. Rocket firing by various classes of submarines is carried out in the Northern Fleet on a regular basis, as a rule, as part of the final combat training activities.
The “Granit” anti-ship missile system, which is equipped with the Project 949A Antey nuclear submarine cruisers, as well as the flagship of the Northern Fleet TARKR “Peter the Great”, is still a unique and effective weapon to combat surface ship groupings. It is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 500 kilometers, overcoming anti-missile defenses.
The exercise with the Arctic expeditionary group of the Northern Fleet is held in accordance with the training plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation under the leadership of the commander of the Northern Fleet and is the final stage in the implementation of a set of measures for operational and combat training of forces (troops) of the Northern Fleet this year.
Practical actions of the forces (troops) of the Northern Fleet take place at the training grounds of the Murmansk region, in the waters of the Barents and Kara Seas, the Laptev Sea in the area of the New Siberian Islands, and the Franz Josef Land archipelago.
Up to 8 thousand servicemen, about 800 units of military and special equipment, including about 40 tanks, 460 armored combat vehicles, up to 240 guns, mortars and multiple launch rocket systems, about 120 aircraft, including unmanned, as well as up to 50 ships and support vessels.
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