Russian Pacific Fleet's Varyag missile cruiser

Russian Pacific Fleet’s Varyag missile cruiser

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VLADIVOSTOK, November 6. /TASS/. Russian Pacific Fleet’s ships have held drills in the East China Sea to practice repelling air attacks and assisting man overboard, the fleet’s official spokesman Captain 2nd Rank Nikolay Voskresensky told reporters on Tuesday.

“Russian Pacific Fleet’s ships, including the Varyag missile cruiser, the Admiral Panteleyev destroyer and the Boris Butoma replenishment vessesl, are continuing to solve tasks of the long voyage in the Asia Pacific. In accordance with the plan, the ships held drills in the East China Sea on organizing missile defense, where they practiced the algorithm of joint actions when repelling air attacks of an ‘enemy’ without opening fire,” Voskresensky said.

The crew of the Admiral Panteleyev destroyer also practiced assisting a man overboard, together with aviation and medical groups. A rescuer Ka-27 helicopter took part in the exercise. The helicopter found and airlifted the man overboard and brought him to the ship for medical assistance.

Drills were also held to practice communications and joint tactical maneuvering.

The group of Russian Pacific Fleet’s ships left Vladivostok on October 1 to start its three-month voyage. During the voyage, the ships will take part in several events envisaged by the plans of international military cooperation, including in bilateral “INDRA Navy 2018” military exercise. The ships have already visited the ports of Japan, South Korea and China.

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