MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. The Russian Northern Fleet small missile ships Aisberg and Rassvet fired cruise missiles to destroy a notional enemy’s naval force in the Barents Sea drills, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday.
"The small missile ships Aisberg and Rassvet of the Northern Fleet’s Kola Flotilla of All-Arms Forces held missile fire against surface targets in the Barents Sea. The drills were held as part of controlling checks of the Fleet’s combat preparedness after the winter training period," the press office said.
The warships fired cruise missiles against targets simulating an enemy’s naval force. They were set up in advance at the Fleet’s combat training ranges in the Barents Sea, the Fleet’s press office explained.
"The crews of both small missile ships successfully coped with the assigned tasks, accurately hitting the targets by a missile salvo," the statement reads.
The Aisberg and Rassvet earlier held drills to track and notionally attack a group of enemy warships simulated by the cruisers Pyotr Veliky and Marshal Ustinov.
The Northern Fleet’s warships are currently wrapping up the comprehensive drills within tactical groupings of surface and submarine forces. The drills were held during a week in the Arctic maritime zone, basically in the Barents Sea. The naval exercise involved over 20 surface ships and submarines, including several multi-purpose and strategic nuclear-powered subs.