Sunday, 14 September 2014
Russia starts naval exercises at Caspian Sea
The group of ships of the Caspian Flotilla, as well as naval combat aircraft of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) and Air Force of the Southern Military District set off Wednesday for tactical naval exercises with the use of all types of naval weapons in the face of strong counter-resistance of an imaginary enemy, the press service of the Southern Military District said. The exercises involve about 15 warships and support vessels, more than 50 pieces of hardware and about a thousand servicemen of the Caspian Flotilla. Actions of the imaginary enemy are conducted by BSF naval aviation and attack aircraft of the Southern Military District, consisting of two Su-25SM fighter jets and Be-12 aircraft. The exercises are being conducted according to schedule, in accordance with the plan of activities of the forces of the Caspian Flotilla for 2014 academic year.