KALININGRAD, August 20. / ITAR-TASS /
More than 20 surface ships, boats and support vessels involved in the start today in the Baltic tactical exercises of diverse forces of the Baltic Fleet / BF /. ITAR-TASS Acting Chief of Information Providing the press service of the Western Military District / WEST / by BF Andrew Bespalyj.
"-Goal tactical exercises of different forces BF is one of the basic combat training in the summer training period," — he said. Naval strike group led by the flagship of the Baltic Fleet — the destroyer "Pushy", which was among the first left Baltiysk — the main naval base of the Baltic Fleet and the place of their permanent home.
During the exercise, the ships have to work out the action of diverse groups of naval forces in accordance with the combat purpose. In sea landfills will be carried out with rockets, artillery and torpedo firing on sea, air and shore targets, will check the readiness of forces to conduct anti-submarine warfare and air defense.
The crews of minesweepers and small anti-submarine ships will solve the problem for the protection and defense of the water district. The exercise is actively involved naval anti-submarine aircraft BF.
The culmination of the maneuvers will amphibious landing on unequipped coast. Marine Corps Fleet coastal troops under fire support naval strike group, as well as ground attack and fighter aircraft WEST will land from the sea to the coast and unequipped a foothold for the development of the offensive.