TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet announced on Wednesday it was starting military drills involving over 20 vessels.
“In conformity with the training plan, the ships of the Black Sea Fleet have been put out to sea”, the Black Sea Fleet said in a statement, Sputnik reported.
Over 20 ships will engage in the drills, including Admiral Essen frigate, Pytlivy guard ship, Dmitry Rogachev patrol ship, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, and Ingushetia small-size missile ships, and Caesar Kunikov and Saratov large landing ships.
During the drills, naval combat, anti-aircraft, and counter sabotage defense, and sea and coastal targets destruction will be practiced. The crews will also practice the protection of vessels in the unsafe roadstead, extinguishing of fire, and hole fixing.
Aircraft and helicopters of the Black Sea Fleet’s marine aviation and anti-aircraft defense units will also take part in the military exercise.
On Monday, large-scale NATO exercise Sea Breeze-2020 concluded in the north-west of the Black Sea. Over 20 ships, as well as numerous aircraft and helicopters, and around 2,000 servicemen from Ukraine, the United States, Bulgaria, Georgia, Norway, Romania, Spain, and Turkey took part in the drills.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews