MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. Russia’s Guards Slava-class missile cruiser Varyag has held a combat training exercise in the Sea of Japan to practice firing cruise missiles, Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman Captain 2nd Rank Nikolai Voskresensky said on Tuesday.
"Today, the Pacific Fleet flagship, the Order of Nakhimov Guards missile cruiser Varyag has carried out a combat training exercise as part of the Primorye all-arms flotilla’s tactical drills ongoing in the Sea of Japan to fire Bazalt cruise missiles against a sea shield simulating a notional enemy’s surface ship," the spokesman said.
The cruise missiles successfully hit the target, "which was confirmed by live recording equipment and the target’s visual inspection," the spokesman said.
The Fleet’s 15 warships and auxiliary vessels, and also anti-submarine warfare aircraft of naval aviation provided security in the area of the combat training exercise, the spokesman said.