24 August 2019

Russia’s defense systems wipe out enemy warships

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The drills involved over 30 weapon systems. reports citing Tass that the combat teams of Bastion coastal defense missile systems of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Crimean grouping of forces have held drills to detect and destroy a notional enemy’s warships in the Black Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday.

"During the drills, the personnel of the Bastion coastal defense missile systems practiced the assignments of changing positions and deploying in a new positioning area with missile strikes against a notional enemy," the press office said in a statement.

The drills were held as part of measures to practice interaction of units and formations of the multi-service grouping of forces in Crimea. The drills involved over 30 weapon systems.

The Bastion coastal defense system with the standardized Yakhont (Oniks) supersonic homing anti-ship cruise missile is designated to strike various types of surface ships operating as part of amphibious assault formations, convoys, surface action and carrier strike groups, and also sole ships and radar-contrast land targets under intensive fire and electronic counter-measures.

2019.08.12 / 14:13
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