RFS Admiral Essen Conducts Air Defense Training

January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the frigate “Admiral Essen” of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) conducted a training to cover the basing station from a massive air strike of a conditional enemy.

The training was conducted in accordance with the combat training plan as part of the air defense exercise of the naval base station.

According to the plan of the exercise, the fleet’s air defense weapons recorded a takeoff of a group of planes of the conditional enemy in the direction of the basing point.

The Admiral Essen duty officer on air defense was brought to combat readiness number one, a signal was sent to the naval shipboard forces that the conditional enemy air group was approaching.

In the course of the training, the calculations of the air defense of the frigate were taken to escort and destroy the air targets of the conditional enemy with the air-defense missile system Shtil-1, intended for the anti-aircraft defense of the ship against all air attack weapons.

The objectives were conditionally hit before the approach of the aircraft on the combat course.

This doctrine is an obligatory element of the combat training cycle and is conducted on an introduction with the naval and ground air defense forces of the Black Sea Fleet.