Russia's Northern Fleet ships holding Baltic exercise.
MOSCOW, July 31 (LETA--Interfax) The Russian Northern Fleet's Admiral Gorshkov frigate and large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk will practice submarine-search tasks in the Baltic Sea, the fleet's press service told Interfax.
"The large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk and the Admiral Gorshkov frigate have formed a search and attack surface group for the execution of combat-training tasks in searching for mock enemy submarines in the Baltic Sea. The exercise is taking place along the route of the ships' crossing from Kronstadt where they took part in the main naval parade," the press service said.
The crews will practice tactical maneuvering in submarine-search, engaging a mock enemy submarine, and its destruction with ship-borne anti-submarine weapons, it said.
Currently the Northern Fleet has several more ships in the Baltic Sea, which took part in the Navy Day parade. They include the nuclear-powered submarine Smolensk, the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser, the rescue tugs SB-406 and Nikolai Chiker, and the Elbrus multipurpose logistics vessel.