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Baltic Fleet Holds Landing Assault Exercise

Baltic Fleet Holds Landing Assault Exercise 20.08.2012
Text: Western Military District Press Service
Photo: Western Military District Press Service
Baltic Fleet (BF) is to hold tactical exercise with landing assault operation on unprepared coast of Khmelevka Range.

The exercise will be attended by the fleet's surface ships, coast defense force, naval aviation, engineer troops, auxiliary and supply assets. Over 10 surface warships and auxiliary vessels, 3 airplanes and a helicopter, about 20 combat vehicles will be involved in the exercise as well.

Landing assault operation will be carried out by landing ship Kaliningrad.

Being dropped by Ka-27PS helicopter on the seashore, mine pickers of BF engineer battalion will make passages in minefields.

During the exercise, about 200 marines will practice seizure and defense of the coastline area.

Airborne team from BF assault battalion will also participate in the exercise; raiders will be dropped in the "enemy" rear by an airplane in order to assist offensive operation and penetrate the seashore defense.

After analyzing of the sea, air, and land episodes, the fleet's command will give an estimate to each participating unit.

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