Russian ship destroys a mock aircraft

By Monitoring Desk
Thursday – April 30, 2020
MOSCOW (Russia): The crew of Vasily Bykov patrol ship of the black sea fleet, during training to organise air defence, Wednesday, repelled the attack of the naval aviation of the mock enemy.

According to an official statement, according to the idea of the training event, while parking at the base point - Novorossiysk - the ship’s commander received data on the threat of the enemy using air attack with a missile strike at the objects of the naval base.

The combat crews of artillery systems practiced an algorithm of actions for preparing weapons to repel an attack from the air, performed a search, tracking and conditional destruction of air targets.

The event was aimed at improving the skills of the crew to repel an air attack of a mock enemy.

Separately, two Tu-160 strategic missile carriers of the aerospace forces completed a planned flight in airspace over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea.

The total flight time exceeded 8 hours.

At certain stages of the route, long-range aircraft were accompanied by Finland air force F-18 fighters, F-16 of Poland and Saab JAS 39 Gripen of Swedish air force.

Long-range aviation pilots regularly fly over the neutral waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, Black and Baltic seas, and the Pacific ocean.

All flights of the Russian aerospace forces are carried out in strict accordance with the international airspace management system without violating the borders of other states.