Marshal Ustinov Practices Minefield Penetration

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser completed the forcing of conditional minefields along the protected fairway at the exit to the Barents Sea.

The mines training for the deployment of surface forces of the Northern Fleet was provided by a group of minesweepers of the Kola Flotilla of heterogeneous forces within the basic minesweepers Elnya and Kolomna. In the course of the exercise, mine-sweeping ships completed joint maneuvering and tactics for the use of contact and acoustic trawls designed to search for sea mines in the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea.

Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov made the passage for the trawls, maintaining the designated course, speed and distance. Maneuvering took place in difficult hydrometeorological conditions.

After working on the mine tasks, the base minesweepers Yelnya and Kolomna returned to the permanently-deployed station Polar, while the crew of the cruiser continued to improve the naval skills in the combat training grounds of the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea.

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