Pacific Fleet marines train to pilot and escort a ship detachment in Sea of Okhotsk
During the Vostok 2018 maneuvers, the Pacific Fleet sailors held a maritime operation to pilot and escort a ship detachment in the Sea of Okhotsk.
The ship detachment is made up of major amphibious ships, amphibious vessels and hospital vessel Irtysh. It was piloted and escorted by the missile cruiser Varyag, destroyer Bystry, major and small ASW ships.
Escort ships organised all types of defence, held joint tactical maneuvering and signal drills. The Ka-27 shipborne helicopters were involved to cover the detachment.
In total over 15 warships and auxiliary vessels of the Pacific Fleet were involved in the operation.
The Vostok 2018 maneuvers have kicked off in the territory of the Far East and Pacific Ocean water zones on September 11-17 in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces under the leadership of the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. .
Military command and control units, troops of the Eastern and Central military districts, forces of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of Aerospace Forces will be involved in the maneuvers. In total, some 300,000 servicemen will take part in maneuvers, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, up to 36,000 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles, up to 80 ships and support vessels will be involved.