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17.09.2017 (16:34)

Baltic Fleet Air Force eliminated a mock enemy sub within Zapad 2017

The crews of the Ka-27PL anti-ship helicopters of the Baltic Fleet Air Force practised searching, tracking and eliminating of a simulated enemy submarine at the naval training area.

According to the exercise concept, a mock hostile submarine was detected near the shipping lanes.

The Ka-27PL helicopters were sent to the area to search and track the submarine by radars and sonar devices. After detecting and defining the submarine’s location, the pilots eliminated a special mock underwater target by bombs.

The pilots carried out flights and bombing by fixed route over the Baltic Fleet naval training area.

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On September 14, the Zapad 2017 strategic exercise kicked off involving the Russian and Belarusian (the Union State) Armed Forces.

The first three-day stage of the Zapad 2017 strategic exercise involving the Armed Forces of Russia and Belarus completed on September 16.

In course of the second stage (September 17-20) according to the scenario the regional grouping is to practise mobile defence, assuming the offensive and final defeat of the enemy.

The main practical actions will be held at the Luzhsky range (the Leningrad region) on September 18, and at the Borisovsky range (Belarus) on September 20.

The exercise is aimed to improve interoperability among the military staffs, harmonize command and control (C2) systems, to pilot new documents and enable commanding officers of various levels to train their skills in planning military event and C2 on the basis of the experience of modern armed conflicts.

Press Service of the Western Military District
Navy , Baltic Fleet , Western Military District , Joint strategic excercise "Zapad-2017"
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