Primorsky Flotilla Trains in Avacha Bay

A detachment of ships of the Troops and Forces in the North-East of Russia went on an exercise in the waters of the Avacha Bay off the coast of Kamchatka to perform training and combat exercises in marine combat training grounds.

More than 10 ships and support vessels of the Pacific Fleet, as part of two ship tactical groups, will conduct training on joint tactical maneuvering, destruction of conditional targets by homogeneous groups of ships, search for submarines of a conditional enemy, work out the interaction between ships when repelling attacks by air attacks and conduct artillery and anti-aircraft missile firing at various types of targets.

The tactical groups include the small missile ship “Smerch”, small anti-submarine ships “Kholmsk”, “Ust-Ilimsk”, “MPK-107”, sea minesweepers and support vessels.

Earlier, to perform the tasks of the planned exercise, a detachment of ships of the Primorsky Flotilla of heterogeneous forces of the Pacific Fleet went to the Sea of Okhotsk from Vladivostok. During the events, the warships will work out tasks to ensure the security of sea communications and areas of maritime economic activity in the east of Russia.

In accordance with the Training Plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022, in January-February, a series of naval exercises are held in all areas of responsibility of the fleets under the general leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

The main focus of the exercises is to practice the actions of the forces of the Navy and the Aerospace Forces to protect Russian national interests in the World Ocean, as well as to counter military threats to the Russian Federation from sea and ocean directions.

The exercises will cover the waters of the seas adjacent to Russian territory, as well as operationally important areas of the World Ocean. Separate exercises will be held in the waters of the Mediterranean, North, Okhotsk Seas, in the north-eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean and in the Pacific Ocean.

In total, it is planned to attract over 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 units of military equipment, and about 10,000 military personnel to participate in the events.

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