April 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Guards Order of Nakhimov Missile Cruiser (GRKR) “Moscow” of the Black Sea Fleet (HF) for the first time in recent history performed missile firing in the black sea area of the main missile complex of the ship “Basalt” with a Vulcan missile.
The shooting was carried out on a sea shield-target, imitating the ship of the conventional enemy. The missile successfully hit a target in the naval training ground at a distance of 30 kilometers.
The day before, the cruiser’s crew went out to sea to conduct combat training exercises in accordance with the plan of preparing the ship for the mission.
The personnel of the flagship conducted a set of special exercises with ships of the Black Sea Fleet, as well as training in air defense with the crews of aircraft and helicopters of the Maritime Aviation and Air Defense Fleet.
In the course of practical actions, the crew of the “Moscow” grkr successfully used the main missile system of the ship and confirmed its readiness to perform the full range of tasks.
To ensure the safety of the marine range and the adjacent area where the missile firing took place, the sea range was closed to navigation. More than 20 warships and vessels providing for the Black Sea Fleet took part in the closure of the area.