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Russian Navy Baltic Fleet minesweepers kick off drills in Gulf of Finland


Two harbor and one base-type minesweepers of the Baltic Fleet will practice searching for mines planted by a notional enemy during drills that kicked off in the Gulf of Finland, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday.
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Russian Navy Baltic Fleet minesweepers kick off drills in Gulf of Finland 925 001The minesweepers’ crews will, inter alia, practice anti-subversion defense during the ships’ anchorage in an unsafe roadstead (Picture source: Alexander Demianchuk/TASS)


"The mine warfare ships will carry out reconnaissance measures to search for mines using sonar stations and also contact and non-contact sweeps," the press office said in a statement.

The maneuvers will run for several days and end with joint artillery firings against naval and air targets. Besides, the minesweepers’ crews will practice anti-subversion defense during the ships’ anchorage in an unsafe roadstead, the statement says.

The personnel will also fire small arms from the ship board against a floating object, employing hand-held grenade launchers while frogmen will inspect the underwater parts of the ships’ hulls, the press office said.


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