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The crews of the detachment of warships and support vessels of the Caspian Flotilla (CFL), taking part in the tactical exercise, conducted an anti-submarine sabotage defense exercise.

According to the plan of the exercise, the crew of the KFL flagship, the missile ship “Tatarstan”, which is part of the mobile units of 113 servicemen and about 30 motor vehicles of the detachment, worked out a set of measures to search for underwater saboteurs using onboard sonar weapons.

From the combat crew of the hydroacoustic station, a report was received on the discovery of a conditional enemy underwater saboteurs in the anchorage area of ​​the ships in an unprotected raid.

An alarm was declared on the ships, the crews urgently prepared the ships for battle and the campaign and set up armed PPDI watches.

The ships carrying out a watch on anti-underwater sabotage defense using hydroacoustic observation stations for the underwater situation, examined the water area, after which, in order to destroy the simulated enemy combat swimmers, the crews carried out preventive grenade throwing exercises.

At the end of the exercise, diving groups from the crews of the ships went under water to inspect the underwater part of the hull of ships, boats and vessels for the detection of explosive devices and possible damage.

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On October 16, 2020, an exercise with ships of the Caspian Flotilla started in the Caspian Sea as part of the final verification for 2020.

During the exercise, the crews of the missile ships “Dagestan”, “Tatarstan” as well as small missile ships “Uglich” and “Veliky Ustyug” military district.

The naval strike group will work out the tasks of deploying forces to ensure a favorable operational regime, guarding and defending objects of maritime economic activity, as well as destroying conventional illegal armed formations in the area of ​​protected objects.

The exercise will take place in the central part of the Caspian Sea north of the Absheron peninsula. In total, 6 ships, 7 aircraft and more than 400 military personnel will be involved in naval maneuvers.

The exercises are conducted with the aim of monitoring and assessing the level of combat training, technical readiness, staffing with weapons and military equipment of the formations and military units of the Caspian Flotilla.

The activities carried out within the framework of the control check do not pose any threat and do not impose restrictions on the economic activities of the Caspian states.

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