Russian Navy latest frigate holds joint drills with coastal defense missile systems

May 28, 2021

TASS Russian News Agency:

The crew of the frigate Admiral Grigorovich successfully held missile firings from the Shtil surface-to-air missile system in the Black Sea during joint drills with Utyos and Bal coastal defense anti-ship missile systems, the Black Sea Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday.

“The live firings were held in several stages, in which over 10 missile launches were conducted from the warship and the coastal defense launchers. Under the drills’ scenario, the combat teams of the coastal defense missile systems were assigned the task of searching for a surface ship and, upon detecting it, conducting missile firings by several Progress and Uran missiles against the sea target,” the press office said in a statement.

As the press office specified, the frigate’s crew “detected the air targets, locked them on and successfully struck them at a distance and an altitude safe for the warship, employing the Shtil surface-to-air missile system.”

“The results of accomplishing the missile firings, the flight path of the missiles of the Utyos and Bal anti-ship systems and their destruction by the shipborne surface-to-air missile system were registered by unmanned aerial vehicles of the Black Sea Fleet’s naval aviation and air defense forces,” the statement says…

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