Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation : More in detail


30.04.2021 (08:30)

For the first time in recent history, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moscow, performed a missile firing with the Basalt complex in the Black Sea


The Order of Nakhimov guards missile cruiser Moscow of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) for the first time in recent history performed a missile firing in the Black Sea area with the main missile complex of the ship Basalt with the Vulkan missile.

The shooting was carried out on a sea shield-target, imitating the ship of a mock enemy. The missile successfully hit the target at the naval training range at a distance of 30 kilometers.

The day before, the crew of the cruiser went to sea to conduct combat training exercises in accordance with the plan for preparing the ship to perform tasks for its intended purpose.

The personnel of the flagship conducted a complex of special exercises with the ships of the Black Sea Fleet, as well as air defence training with the crews of aircraft and helicopters of naval aviation and fleet air defence.

In the course of practical actions, the crew of the cruiser Moscow successfully used the main missile system of the ship and confirmed its readiness to perform the full range of tasks.

To ensure safety, the naval training ground and the adjacent water area where the missile firing was carried out was closed to navigation. More than 20 warships and support vessels of the Black Sea Fleet took part in the closure of the area.

Press Service of the Southern Military District
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Black Sea Fleet , Missiles , Southern Military District , Ships
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