The Russian Defense Ministry intends to conduct a series of naval exercises, within the framework of which nuclear submarines of project 885 “Ash” will aim at targets hypersonic missiles “Zircon” installed on frigates of project 22350 “Admiral Gorshkov”.
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Sources in the military department told Izvestia on Wednesday, December 16, the exercises to work out the interaction of the latest surface and submarine ships of the Russian Navy will take place next year and will be conducted as part of the Northern Fleet’s combat training program.
During the maneuvers, the submarines will detect a simulated enemy and give instructions to frigates to aim the Zircons at him and then launch missiles.
As the former commander of the submarine, Captain I Rank Igor Kurdin, noted, the nuclear submarine, after transmitting data to frigates, remains hidden from the enemy. Therefore, after striking a strike, its crew will be able to check whether the target has been hit, and, if necessary, will strike again with its own weapons.
In turn, Russian frigates will cover the submarines with long-range anti-aircraft missile systems. Such group work will take the enemy by surprise, destroying enemy ships in front of his nose, experts say. At the same time, thanks to the Zircon’s range and the quietness of the Yasen submarines, Russian sailors, sending the enemy’s fleet to the bottom, do not put themselves at risk.
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