Russian Small Missile Ships to Practice Firing at Air, Sea Targets

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A Malakhit anti-ship cruise missile launched from the small missile ship. File photo - Sputnik International
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Servicemen of Northern Fleet will carry out exercises on intercommunication, will practice elements of joint ships maneuvering, as well as crew and emergency parties' actions in combat for the ship's survival on the move during the drills, according to the fleet’s spokesman.

Northern Fleet. Barents Sea. Amphibious assault exercise using Mitrofan Moskalenko large landing ship - Sputnik International
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Russia's Northern Fleet Troops Hold Amphibious Assault Training Drills
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Iceberg and Rassvet small missile ships arrived at the Northern Fleet's combat training ranges on Thursday to practice firing at sea and air targets, the fleet’s spokesman said.

"During the drill, the crews of small missile ships will carry out practical firing at air and sea targets. Servicemen will also carry out exercises on intercommunication, will practice elements of joint ships maneuvering, as well as crew and emergency parties' actions in combat for the ship's survival on the move," Vadim Serga said.

Northern Fleet. Barents Sea. Amphibious assault exercise using Mitrofan Moskalenko large landing ship - Sputnik International
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Russia's Northern Fleet Troops Hold Amphibious Assault Training Drills
Serga added that the crews would practice fighting enemy surface ships during intense maneuvering.

The vessels are equipped with 6 Malakhit medium range anti-ship missiles, AK-176 76mm artillery systems and AK-630 rapid-firing small-caliber antiaircraft artillery systems, as well as with the Osa-MA air defense missile complex.

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