Baltic Fleet Strike Group Goes to Sea

September 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Fleet begins the phase of a planned tactical exercise of the diverse forces of the Baltic naval base to land the sea assault.

To the naval part of the exercise, which will be held in the training grounds of the fleet in the Baltic Sea, 15 surface vessels, boats and support vessels are engaged.

In the course of conducting tactical exercises, it is planned to work out the actions of a grouping of diverse fleet forces in accordance with combat mission. Artillery and torpedo firing at sea, air and coastal targets will be carried out at the naval test ranges of the fleet, and the readiness of the forces to conduct anti-submarine warfare and air defense will be tested. The minesweepers and small anti-submarine ships will work out tasks to protect and defend the water area. The naval anti-submarine and bomber aviation of the Baltic Fleet will be intensively used.

In the sea, anti-submarine ships using subwoofer and downhole hydroacoustic stations will have to detect and in the shortest possible time classify the submarine of the conventional enemy, repel her attack and carry out bombing with jet deep-sea bombs in order to force her to ascend. When these episodes are worked out, the combat training of ship anti-submarine calculations on each of the ships will be evaluated.

The next stage of combat training will be the landing of a sea assault on the unequipped coast to the territory of the Baltic Fleet’s Khmelevka range. At the training ground, the Marine Corps units of coastal fleet forces, with the fire support of the ship strike group, as well as the assault and fighter aviation of the fleet, will have to land from the sea to the unequipped coast and seize the bridgehead for the development of the offensive.