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Russian Baltic Fleet to practice missile strikes against enemy warships in drills

April 16, 16:56 UTC+3 KALININGRAD

The drills involve about ten combat ships and vessels, including the Project 20380 corvettes Boiky and Stoiky and the large amphibious assault ships Minsk and Korolyov

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Boiky corvette

Boiky corvette

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KALININGRAD, April 16. /TASS/. Several naval task forces of Russia’s Baltic Fleet have set out to the sea for tactical drills as part of a controlling check of their winter training period, the Fleet’s press office told TASS on Tuesday.

"At the Fleet’s combat training ranges in the Baltic Sea, the naval hunter-killer groups and attack forces comprising corvettes and anti-submarine warfare ships will conduct a set of drills to provide anti-submarine warfare support for deploying the Fleet’s amphibious assault forces and deliver notional missile strikes against a simulated enemy’s warships," Fleet Spokesman Roman Martov said.

The drills involve about ten combat ships and vessels, including the Project 20380 corvettes Boiky and Stoiky, the large amphibious assault ships Minsk and Korolyov, the small anti-submarine warfare ship Kabardino-Balkaria, the air cushion landing boats Denis Davydov, Michman Lermontov and Rimsky-Korsakov," the spokesman specified.

"During the planned sorties to the sea, the warships’ crews will enhance their skills in searching for and destroying a notional submarine, conducting electronic launches of missiles and repelling a massive air attack," Martov noted.

Marine troops landing onto the rough terrain on the territory of the Baltic Fleet’s Khmelyovka practice range will be a major stage of the controlling check, the spokesman said.

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