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12.09.2021 (14:50)

Ships of the Baltic Fleet destroyed a submarine of a mock enemy within the framework of the JSE Zapad-2021

During the launch, the crews of the ships in the sea ranges of the Baltic Fleet performed a number of combat training tasks. In cooperation with the Ka-27PL anti-submarine helicopters, the crews of small anti-submarine ships worked out joint anti-submarine actions-conducted exercises to search, detect and destroy a submarine using anti-submarine weapons.

According to available data, presumably in the area of concentration of one of the ship groups of the Baltic Fleet there is a submarine of a mock enemy, the crew of which is tasked with destroying the ships of the group.

For the operational solution of the task, small anti-submarine ships and Ka-27 PL naval aviation helicopters were sent to the specified square. The helicopters, having performed the elements of "hovering" over the water surface and using sonar means of anti-submarine detection, detected the target and transmitted the coordinates of the submarine to the crews of the Baltic Fleet ships.

During the development of anti-submarine tasks, the crews of the ships carried out a set of measures to classify and track the target submarine. After that, the detected submarine was conditionally destroyed with the help of the RBU-600 rocket launcher and the torpedo armament of the ships.

In addition to anti-submarine activities, the crews of the ships successfully carried out a complex of artillery firing at various targets using practical weapons.

Also, during the departure to the sea, the crews worked out the elements of combat to repel attacks of small-sized targets and means of air attack, performed tasks for joint maneuvering, organizing interaction and communication between ships.

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.

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ССУ «Запад-2021» , Baltic Fleet , Western Military District , Exercises , International exercises
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