Russian Navy Conducts Antiterrorist Drills in Bay of Biscay
The squadron of the ships from the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet led by the Severomorsk antisubmarine ship has passed drills to ensure security from piracy in the Bay of Biscay and entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Straits of Gibraltar. This was announced by Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga, a spokesman for the Northern Fleet, on Thursday.
“The warships of the Northern Fleet have conducted drills to ensure security of civilian navigation from piracy and terrorism in the Bay of Biscay. The combat crews of the Alexander Otrakovsky amphibious assault ship have practiced using air defence and electronic warfare systems to repel an air attack of an imaginary enemy,” Mr. Serga announced.
“Before sailing through the Straits of Gibraltar, the crews had joint drills and practiced sailing through narrow waters amid intensive navigation,” the spokesman said, adding that the naval convoy is preparing to fulfill tasks as part of the Russian naval task force acting regularly in the Mediterranean Sea.