October 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – Combining the ships guarding the water area of the Caspian Flotilla together with aviation carried out anti-submarine and anti-mine search operations.
During the exercise, the ship group consisting of small anti-submarine ships and minesweepers with the support of the Su-24M bomber link, the Be-12 aircraft and Ka-27 helicopters carried out a control search of enemy submarines and anti-ship mines on the fairway of the main ship fleet fleet. combat mission.
In addition, the crews of anti-submarine ships carried out combat shooting at air and sea targets and the joint setting of false targets in repelling the attacks of enemy air attack weapons.
The maneuvers of ships and aviation are carried out in a single tactical plan of a large-scale bilateral command-staff exercise (CCS) of the 58th and 49th combined armies under the general guidance of Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, commander of the Southern Military District.
In accordance with his decision, the command of combined-arms associations conducts bilateral exercises in coastal, mountainous-wooded and steppe areas on 8 combined-arms ranges of the military district, including those located in Armenia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
In practical draws of episodes, motorized infantry exercises are supported by army aviation helicopters, fighters, bombers, and attack aircraft of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District, as well as ships of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla.
In total, about 7 thousand military personnel take part in the command-staff exercise, more than 2.5 thousand units of military equipment are involved, including about 20 airplanes and more than 60 helicopters.