Russian Black Sea Fleet frigates sail out for exercises


The Admiral Makarov, the Admiral Essen frigates, the Smetlivy and the Pytlivy patrol ships of the Black Sea fleet sailed out for drills, the Southern Military District said.


Russian Black Sea Fleet frigates sail out for exercises Russian Navy Day celebrating on the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Russia (Picture Source: Russian MoD)


"At the initial stage, the crews will train sailing through a minefield by a demined passage. Upon leaving Sevastopol the navymen will train joint navigation and maneuvering in formations," it said.

At sea ranges, the crews will engage in solo missions according to the training program. They will then hold a joint exercise to train sea combat and antisubmarine warfare. It is a scheduled exercise of the 2019 combat training plan.


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