The crew of the DES Dmitrov conducted torpedo firing in the Baltic Sea
The crew of the submarine successfully completed the assigned tasks and fired torpedo weapons from an underwater position at conditional sea targets, which were simulated at an acceptable safe distance by the ships of the Baltic Fleet.
The firing was carried out by four practical torpedoes. After the completion of the events, all the torpedoes were lifted out of the water by a torpedo boat. The effectiveness of the use of torpedo weapons by the submarine crew will be evaluated after receiving data on the guidance of torpedoes in the laboratory.
The boats of the project 877 (Varshavyanka) are the lowest-noise Russian submarines, which is explained by the absence of noisy power units, a verified streamlined shape and a special hydroacoustic coating of the hull. In the West, for the high secrecy of this class of submarines, received the respectful nickname Black Hole. Submarines of this series can counteract both underwater and surface ships, and are designed to protect naval bases, the sea coast and sea communications.
The joint strategic exercise (JSE) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus takes place every two years in accordance with the decision taken by the heads of the two states.
The Zapad-2021 exercise is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.
Practical actions of the troops (forces) will take place in the period from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.
In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple rocket launchers and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships take part in the JSE Zapad-2021 on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.
The maximum number of personnel involved in the exercise of military units subject to the Vienna Document of 2011 in the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6,400 military personnel.
The return of the military authorities and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participating in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.