March 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the large landing ship “Aleksandr Otrakovsky” together with the divisions of a separate brigade of marines of the Northern Fleet worked out the tasks of naval amphibious training (TIR) with loading of military equipment in the twin-deck method with emphasis.
The training took place in Pechenga Bay on the coast of the Kola Peninsula in the area of the village of Liinakhamari. It involved 16 armored personnel carriers BTR-80 and BTR-82 AM, 12 units of all-wheel drive army trucks KAMAZ and URAL, arctic all-terrain vehicles and engineering equipment, which is in service with the naval infantry of the Northern Fleet, and about 150 personnel.
During the training, the crew of the BDK “Aleksandr Otrakovsky” worked out the elements of maneuvering and ballasting the ship while receiving and disembarking the amphibious assault, and the mechanics improved the skills of arriving at the twin ship and landing.
Amphibious training is one of the main elements of the training of marines, allowing you to fully work out the coherence of actions and landing tactics of an amphibious assault force on an unequipped coast. Testing the loading of military equipment on the landing craft from the shore is the basic element of the TIR.
After working out the tasks with the marines BDK “Aleksander Otrakovsky” made the transition to the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk.