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Russian Navy helicopters hunt down enemy submarine in Baltic drills

The drills involved over 10 crews of shipborne helicopters

KALININGRAD, May 24. /TASS/. Over 10 crews of shipborne Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation practiced hunting down a hypothetical enemy’s submarine and landing on a guard ship’s deck day and night during naval drills, its press office reported on Tuesday.

"During the drills in the Baltic Sea, the crews of Ka-27 helicopters exercised to make landings onto the deck of the guard ship Yaroslav Mudry and practice tactical methods of hunting down and tracking a simulated enemy’s submarines and interoperability with a surface ship in anti-submarine warfare at a naval training range," the press office said in a statement.

In all, the drills involved over 10 crews of shipborne helicopters. During the joint exercise with the guard ship Yaroslav Mudry, the pilots made over 30 landings onto the deck of the ship both adrift and on the move. The pilots practiced take-offs and landings both day and night, the press office said.

"The Ka-27 pilots practiced the skills of flying the helicopters amid limited visibility, making landings onto the ship’s deck solely using onboard instruments. Special attention was paid to the impeccable interoperability of the ship’s crew and the flight personnel," the press office said.