MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Russian large anti-ship vessel, the Severomorsk, has completed anti-aircraft and anti-ship defense exercises in the Bay of Biscay, the Russian Defense Ministry's Northern Fleet's press service said Tuesday.
On Monday, the Northern Fleet announced that the rescue divers will soon begin training to help nuclear submarine crew "in distress." Earlier this month, the pilots of the Northern Fleet's Su-33 (Flanker) carrier-based superiority fighters carried out exercises on target interception and air combat.
A large-scale snap inspection of the fleet's combat readiness was carried out last month.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the country intends to conduct at least 4,000 military exercises in 2015.