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Caspian Flotilla Live-Fire Artillery Guns during Drills

Friday 13 March 2020

MOSCOW (TASS) — The small artillery ship Makhachkala, the missile corvette Uglich and other Caspian Flotilla warships and support vessels held drills with artillery firings.

Uglich missile corvette
The crews held a series of exercises to practice electronic countermeasures, chemical and biological protection and ship anti-mine defence, according to the Southern Military District.
Maxim Korotchenko / TASS)

The drills involved over 20 Caspian Flotilla warships and vessels that left their bases in Makhachkala and Astrakhan on March 3.

In a statement, the press office of Russia’s Southern Military District reported today:

The crews of missile and artillery ships practiced firing ship borne A-190 artillery guns and AK630-M2 ‘Duet’ surface-to-air artillery systems against sea, coastal and air targets at various ranges amid intense jamming.

The Caspian Flotilla sailors also held air defence and anti-saboteur drills, practiced ship damage control procedures to fight a fire and flooding at sea and the ship’s comprehensive defence during anchorage in an unsafe roadstead. In addition, the crews held a series of drills to practice electronic countermeasures, chemical and biological protection and ship anti-mine defence, the statement says.


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