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Russia’s Baltic Fleet to Hold Large-Scale Drills in Kaliningrad Exclave

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Russia’s Baltic Fleet battleships and combat aircraft will take part in large-scale tactical drills in the country’s westernmost exclave of Kaliningrad on August 8 to land marines in rough terrain, the press office of the Western Military District reported.

Russia’s Baltic Fleet battleships and combat aircraft will take part in large-scale tactical drills in the country’s westernmost exclave of Kaliningrad on August 8 to land marines in rough terrain, the press office of the Western Military District reported.

The drills will be held at the Baltic Fleet’s Khmelyovka firing range ahead of the celebration of the Russian Air Force centennial on August 12 and will involve 500 servicemen, warships, support vessels, combat aircraft and gunships.

During the drills, Su-27 multi-role fighter jets will provide air cover for the fleet’s battleships in the area of marine landing. Su-24 Fencer tactical bombers will simulate the delivery of air strikes on the ground targets of the potential enemy.

The battleships involved in the military exercises will practice air defense operations in interaction with the fleet’s aviation.

Helicopters of the fleet’s naval aviation will land combat engineers to make passages through minefields in the area of troops landing. The large amphibious assault ships Alexander Shabalin and Kaliningrad will engage in a combat, with the use of supporting fire, to land two assault companies.

The fleet’s transport planes will also drop paratroopers in the rear of the potential enemy.

During the drills, marines will practice the seizure of a sea shore and its defense.

 

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