VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — Russia’s Pacific Fleet and army forces struck sea targets on Friday during a joint exercise in the country’s Far East in the Sea of Japan, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District said.
"During the first stage of the drills, a boat strike group launched a missile attack at a sea target in the Peter the Great Gulf, followed by a successful attack from Bal coastal defense missiles systems on ships of enemy-decoy airborne forces," Capt. Rank Roman Martov said.
A total of 30 warships and supply vessels of Russia’s Pacific Fleet are taking part in the ongoing final leg of the winter military exercises. Su-24 bombers, as well as helicopters from the naval and army aviation branches of the Russian military provided air support to forces on the ground and at sea.