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The crews of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) carried out artillery firing at air and sea targets as part of a planned exercise conducted with the ship forces of the fleet in the Black Sea.

Combat crews of the naval strike group of the fleet, consisting of the Admiral Essen frigate, the Ladny patrol ship, the Naberezhnye Chelny and R-60 missile boats, practiced sea combat actions by performing live firing at targets imitating ships and air assets. attacks of a mock enemy.

Artillery firing was also carried out at floating mines and air targets, which were simulated by the release of luminous SAB-250 bombs from Naval Aviation and Air Defense aircraft of the Black Sea Fleet.

In addition, the crews of the mine-sweeping ships of the Black Sea Fleet continued to carry out control and reconnaissance searches for mines in the areas of dispersal of the fleet forces, to practice training grenade throwing and transmission of signals by lighting communications.

In total, more than 20 warships were involved in the planned exercises of the fleet as part of heterogeneous groupings, shipborne strike and search-strike groups, as well as a detachment of landing ships.


In accordance with the Training Plan for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022, in January-February, a series of naval exercises are being held in all areas of responsibility of the fleets under the general supervision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

The main focus of the exercises is to work out the actions of the Navy and the Aerospace Forces to protect Russian national interests in the World Ocean, as well as to counter the military threats of the Russian Federation from sea and ocean directions.

The exercises will cover the waters of the seas adjacent to Russian territory, as well as operationally important areas of the World Ocean. Separate exercises will be held in the waters of the Mediterranean, North, Okhotsk Seas, in the northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean and in the Pacific Ocean.

In total, it is planned to involve over 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 units of military equipment, and about 10,000 military personnel to participate in the events.

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