The Russian Navy Begins Large-Scale War Games Near The Syrian Coast

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The frigates of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen, conducted joint exercises to detect unidentified aerial targets and counteract the air strikes of a simulated enemy in the Mediterranean Sea, the chief of staff told reporters. Fleet press, Alexei Rulev, to the reporters.

“During the training course, the crew of combat stations on board identified and classified targets with air defence units that destroy simulated enemy aircraft using air defence systems on board ships,” he said.

The head of the press service of the Navy of the Black Sea Fleet recalled that it is the second time that the frigates Almirante Makarov and Almirante Essen conducted simulations in the Mediterranean Sea this year.

In September, they participated in the war games as part of the inter-naval exercises led by the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy.

The Russian Navy Begins Large-Scale War Games Near The Syrian Coast

Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov are the second and third frigates of Project 11356, respectively.

The ships have a displacement of 4,000 tons, a speed of 30 knots and a resistance to the sea of 30 days.

These frigates are armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles, the Shtil-1 self-defence missile system, the 100 mm A-190 artillery gun, anti-aircraft artillery, a rocket launcher, torpedoes and can carry a Kamov Ka-deck. 27 or Ka-31. Helicopter.

 

 

Source: ES News-Front