KALININGRAD, November 12. /TASS/. The small anti-submarine warfare ships Zelenodolsk and Urengoi from the Leningrad naval base of Russia’s Baltic Fleet have held drills to search for and destroy a simulated enemy’s submarines in the Baltic Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday.
The diesel-electric submarine Dmitrov simulated an enemy in the drills. It was tasked to launch a torpedo attack and notionally destroy a naval group.
"During the drills, the small anti-submarine warfare ships Zelenodolsk and Urengoi carried out measures in the designated area of the Baltic Sea to search for submarines and practice anti-submarine maneuvering and submarine tracking. A major episode of the drills involved torpedo fire and depth bombing by the crews of the anti-submarine warfare ships," the Fleet’s press office said in a statement. The crew of the submarine also carried out a practical torpedo attack.
In addition, the anti-submarine warfare ships held training on their board to practice ship survivability, air defense, anti-sabotage measures and joint maneuvering in complex weather conditions.
The Baltic Fleet’s small anti-submarine warfare ships Zelenodolsk and Urengoi are armed with the AK-176 and AK-630 air defense artillery systems, RBU-6000 rocket launchers and 533mm artillery tubes and are outfitted with modern sonars. The warships are designated to search for, track and destroy submarines in the close-in maritime and coastal zones.