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Russian anti-submarine ships take part to exercises in Barents Sea


Project 1124M small anti-submarine ships - the Yunga, the Brest and the Snezhnogorsk - of the Kola Flotilla of the Northern Fleet are learning to search for and destroy the conditional adversary’s submarines at combat training ranges in the Barents Sea, according to the Northern Fleet.


Russian anti submarine ships take part to exercises in Barents Sea A design of the Project 1124M anti-submarine vessel (Picture source : United Shipbuilding Corporation)


The Yunga, the Brest and the Snezhnogorsk small anti-submarine ships have started to search for the enemy submarines in the assigned areas of the Barents Sea as part of their training exercises. They drilled anti-submarine maneuvering and tracked underwater facilities. A number of exercises will be held soon to practice the use of anti-submarine weapons against a simulated underwater target. The crews of the small anti-submarine ships are being confronted by the crews of a nuclear-powered submarine and a diesel-electric submarine, which in turn are facing the task of launching a torpedo attack and simulate the destruction of the naval group.

The crews of the Yunga, the Brest and the Snezhnogorsk small anti-submarine ships will interact with Il-38 aircraft and Ka-27 helicopters of the anti-submarine aviation that will also take part in the search operation.

Project 1124M small anti-submarine ships are designed to search for, track and destroy submarines in the brown and blue waters. They can also be used for fighting surface ships and laying minefields. They are armed with AK-176M and AK-630M artillery weapon systems and anti-submarine weapons such as RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers and 533-mm torpedo launchers. They also carry hydro-acoustic and radio-electronic weapons.


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