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Caspian Flotilla Holds Exercise

Caspian Flotilla Holds Exercise 20.06.2012
Text: Southern Military District Press Service
Photo: Southern Military District Press Service
Ships of Caspian Flotilla (CF) on June 18 left the Astrakhan base for assigned area in the Caspian Sea to hold qualification tactical exercise.

During the exercise, ship groups will execute appropriate drills in complex environmental conditions and act under different scenario injects.

Upon arrival to the exercise site, ships will search mines by contact sweeps and destroy them by shipborne weapons.

At the high sea, crews of gunboats and minesweepers will hold anti-mine drills and practice counter-terror defense at harbor anchorage.

Two CF ship task groups will carry out joint maneuvering in formation, train antiaircraft activities with practical firings at air and sea targets.

Totally, over 10 surface ships and about 300 servicemen are involved in the CF qualification exercise.

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