MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
As part of an exercise with an Arctic expeditionary group to protect the Arctic island zone and the sea coast of the Russian Federation, the Bastion coastal missile system deployed on the Alexandra Land island of the Franz Josef Land archipelago worked out the destruction of a group of imaginary enemy ships. The firing was carried out by an anti-ship cruise missile at a target position installed in the Barents Sea at maximum range.
Inspection of the target by the crew of the Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft after firing confirmed the successful defeat of the target.
The rocket firing area was previously closed to civilian shipping and aviation. The closure of the area was ensured by ships of the Kola flotilla of diverse forces.
The frigate “Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov” also took part in the execution of the combat exercise, which issued target designation to the combat crew of the BRK “Bastion” on the Arctic island and worked out the designation of a missile strike with its main complex. The ship was trained in the use of rocket weapons without actually firing.
The shooting of the Bastion coastal missile system of the tactical group of the Northern Fleet, stationed at the northernmost military base of the Russian Armed Forces on the island of Alexandra Land, was carried out by the combat crew of the Baltic Fleet coastal forces, delivered to the Arctic archipelago a few weeks ago.
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.
The practical actions of the forces (troops) of the Northern Fleet are played out at the training grounds of the Murmansk region, in the waters of the Barents and Kara Seas, the Laptev Sea in the region 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, up to 50 ships and support vessels.
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