Anti-Submarine Warfare Drills Held by Black Sea Fleet

In these drills, ships and submarines of the Black Sea Fleet searched for the submarines of an enemy. The submarines also practiced preparing the subs for their emergency deployment to the designated areas at Black Sea naval ranges.

These drills were announced in a statement made by the Fleet’s press office on 19 May. "The crews of the diesel-electric submarines Rostov-on-Don and Kolpino of the Black Sea Fleet deployed to the sea for joint drills to search for and detect a notional enemy’s submarine. Under the combat training scenario, one of the submarines simulated an enemy sub while the crew of the second vessel searched for it."

TASS reported that the crews of the submarines alternated their roles, first hunting for the enemy's subs and then dodging the hunt.

The drills for searching for and tracking a notional enemy’s submarine simulated by the sub Kolpino also involved the crews of the small anti-submarine warfare ships Muromets and Yeisk. They carried out a set of preparatory exercises for employing torpedo weapons and held firings of practice torpedoes. The ships’ crews complied with the required time limits for employing torpedo weapons, the press office said.

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