Russia’s Pacific Fleet Holds Naval Drills in Sea of Okhotsk
The group of the Pacific Fleet’s ships headed by the guided-missile cruiser Varyag and two tracking and assault groups have held a joint exercise in the Sea of Okhotsk. This information was presented by the Russian Defence Ministry.
“As part of the inspection of branches and services of Russia’s Eastern Military District, a tactical assault group of the Pacific Fleet’s ships consisting of the guided-missile cruiser Varyag and the big antisubmarine ships Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Panteleyev joined by two tracking and assault groups of small antisubmarine ships held an exercise in the Sea of Okhotsk and in the Avacha Bay,” the press service of the Defence Ministry reported, noting that the exercise also included simulation and assessment of watching and signal episodes while cruising in formation and the organization of data exchanges on surface, underwater and aerial data.
According to the information available, the drills involved about ten ships of various types that were supported by ship-based aircraft.