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Russian Northern Fleet Anti-Submarine Ships Carry Out Air Defense Drills

Sputnik News

12:01 16.08.2016

Udaloy-class anti-submarine destroyers from the Russian Northern Fleet have carried out exercises in repelling air attacks, the fleet's press service said Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The drills involved 3K95 Kinzhal surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, which are capable of providing air defense against air attacks coming from various directions and altitudes, he added.

"The Northern Fleet's large anti-submarine ships, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov and the Severomorsk, have conducted a joint exercise to repel air attacks by simulated enemies in the Barents Sea, using air defense systems and combat firing at simulated aerial targets," Andrei Luzik, the acting head of the fleet's press office, said.

Saman target drones, launched from the Rassvet corvette and the Brest small anti-submarine ship, were used as simulated enemies and were successfully destroyed by the defending SAM systems, according to the spokesman.

The area of the Barents Sea used for the drills was temporarily closed to navigation and planes during the exercises for safety reasons.


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