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A detachment of ships of the Caspian Flotilla (CFL) consisting of the Astrakhan small artillery ship (IAC) and the Anatoly Guzhvin small hydrographic vessel are completing the planned tasks of combat service in the Caspian Sea.

During the month, the crews practiced combat training tasks to ensure the safety of navigation and other types of maritime economic activities of the Russian Federation, and also demonstrate the flag of the Russian Federation in the Caspian Sea zone.

In addition, the crew of the Astrakhan IAC performed artillery training at sea and air targets, as well as at a mock-up of a floating sea mine, at sea combat training ranges. The crew of the hydrographic vessel “Anatoly Guzhvin” made depth measurements and corrected navigation charts.

During the period of combat service, a detachment of ships of the flotilla traveled hundreds of nautical miles and conducted a number of naval exercises and exercises, including joint maneuvering of ships, exercises for survivability, conducting anti-submarine sabotage, air defense, and mine protection of the ship in an unprotected roadstead.

Also, in the course of fulfilling the tasks of combat service in the Caspian Sea, the KFL ships made an unofficial friendly visit to the port of Baku of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the meeting, the parties discussed the development and strengthening of military cooperation between the fleets of the two countries in the Caspian region.

The return of a detachment of ships of the Caspian Flotilla from combat service to the base of Makhachkala is expected at the end of September this year.

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