Pacific Fleet units train to destroy ‘enemy’ ships with missiles

Yuri Smityuk/TASS

Servicemen of the Kamchatka group of the Pacific Ocean Fleet have carried out electronic missile strikes from the Bastion and Rubezh anti-ship missile systems on a landing “enemy” unit, head of the Information Support Department of the Eastern Military District’ for the Pacific Fleet, Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveev, said.

“Servicemen from the missile formation of the Kamchatka group trained firing a number of ‘enemy’ ships as part of the military exercises. After learning targets, the combat units made electronic missile strikes from the Bastion and Rubezh anti-ship missile systems on a landing “enemy” unit located 100 km away,” Matveev reported.

After that, the servicemen changed their firing position with utmost stealth so that the “attackers” did not find the missile systems. The operation of missile systems and main propulsion motors, fueling missiles, incorporation of armaments into them and the loading and discharging of missile systems were also hammered out during the drill.

Over 600 soldiers and over 50 vehicles and special equipment units were involved in the military exercise.

Original article: TASS Russian News Agency.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Pacific Fleet units train to destroy ‘enemy’ ships with missiles”

      1. I think perhaps small fast boats with missile capability is the way forward. Big heavies are long gone and unnecessary now anyway. Keeping. Umbers up this way seems reasonable.

      2. Russia gave up on a fleet-based blue water navy some years ago when they realised they couldn’t keep up with the USA. Now that the Gerald R Ford has just been commissioned, America has a massive 12 carrier fleets. And that doesn’t include the US Marine Corps Wasp-class amphibious assault ships (harrier-carriers, which will soon operate the STOVL variant of the F-35), there are 8 of these. No-one can compete, which is why the Russian’s have cone down the cruise missile and missile corvette route. I’m not entirely convinced that the new Russian Zircon hypersonic missile is the ‘carrier-killer’ that it is touted to be, time will tell. Thanks Andy.

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