Pacific Fleet Surface Action Groups Train in the Sea of Okhotsk

September 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – During the Vostok 2018 maneuvers, a tactical strike force made up of missile cruiser Varyag, major ASW ships Admiral Vinogradov, and Admiral Panteleyev held joint drills with two surface action groups in the Sea of Okhotsk.

The ships trained maneuvering and reformation, air defence of the whole group at sea.

In total up to 20 warships of various classes were supported by shipborne aviation at sea during the maneuvers.

The Vostok 2018 maneuvers have kicked off in the territory of the Far East and Pacific Ocean water zones on September 11-17 in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces under the leadership of the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

Military command and control units, troops of the Eastern and Central military districts, forces of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of Aerospace Forces will be involved in the maneuvers. In total, some 300,000 servicemen will take part in maneuvers, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, up to 36,000 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles, up to 80 ships and support vessels will be involved.