Under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, the Ocean Shield 2020 naval exercise is being held in the Baltic Sea
The Ocean Shield 2020 naval exercise began under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
Traditionally, after the Main Naval Parade, the Ocean Shield 2020 exercises are held in the Baltic Sea with the naval forces that took part in the parade in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt, and the Baltic Fleet grouping to check their actual readiness to solve the tasks as intended.
More than 30 ships of various classes, naval aviation, coastal troops, air defence and marines are involved in the exercises.
At the first stage of the exercise, the warships completed the exit from the basing points, having practiced the tasks of anti-mine support with the involvement of groups of mine-sweeping ships, after which they deployed to the designated areas of the Baltic Sea. At present, the forces are practicing the issues of repelling enemy air strikes, defeating its naval forces, searching for and destroying submarines, and landing tactical assault forces. During the exercise, practical launches of shock and anti-aircraft missiles, artillery fire will be performed.
The exercises will end with the transfer of forces to permanent bases in the Baltic, as well as to the Northern and Black Sea fleets and the Caspian Flotilla.