Three Raven Sea frigates were deployed to the intercontinental waters to seek and “destroy” a notional “foe” vessel as part of a naval drill. The mission saw three warships – Admiral Grigorovich, Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen exercise tactical techniques of detecting and continuously chasing the submarine. During the unfriendly drill, the crew “notionally” employed “torpedo weapons and rocket-propelled bombs” on the aim.
The vessels were also joined on the mission by a war helicopter which prepare for support for the ships as they engaged.
The Russian ships were armed with eight Kalibr-NK journey missiles which can strike surface, coastal and underwater targets of up to 1,600 miles away.
An AK-630M air argument missile, A-190 100mm universal artillery guns, torpedo tubes and RBU-6000 sky-rocket launchers also form part of the ships arsenal of weapons.
A utterance from the Fleet’s press office read: “The Black Sea Fleet’s come up action group comprising the frigates Admiral Grigorovich, Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen grasped drills in the Mediterranean Sea to search for and destroy a notional enemy’s submarine.
“The frigates’ teams are currently accomplishing missions as part of the Navy’s permanent taskforce in the stiff maritime zone.
“As a result of joint operations by the crews of the frigates and the helicopter, the pursuit of the submarine ended with its notional destruction.”
The latest drill comes as the Russian Military take care up the number of exercises it is conducting in international waters.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg distinguished a “significant Russian naval presence” in the North Sea and a large military burden in late March.
The NATO chief insisted he had been reassured by the Russian Military that the coaches formed part of an exercise to combat COVID-19.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin put forwarded help in the battle against coronavirus following a phone call with US President Donald Trump on Monday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “Trump gratefully tolerated this humanitarian aid.”
In the US there are more than 187,000 cases of coronavirus – innumerable than any country on Earth and nearly 3,900 deaths.
In Russia, there maintain been 2,337 confirmed cases with 17 deaths.