Small amphibious assault ships Yevgeny Kocheshkov and Mordovia took part in exercises in the Kaliningrad region on Wednesday, November 11.
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They approached the coast to carry out the main combat mission – the landing of an amphibious assault. During the training, the crews hit surface and air targets. Shooting was carried out from 30-mm automatic installations of the AK-630 complex.
“AK-630 is effective against sea targets, air targets, as well as along the coast. 5-6 thousand rounds per minute hit the enemy “, – the Zvezda TV channel quotes the commander of the artillery combat unit of the Mordovia MDKVP Sergei Kryuchikhin.
The speed of the ships reaches 60 knots, that is, more than 100 km / h.
MDKVP “Evgeny Kocheshkov” is the world’s largest amphibious assault ship on an air cushion. Its task is to transport the Marine Corps.
In the hold of the ship 10 armored personnel carriers or three tanks are placed, and in the cockpits – two hundred marines. In service there are also two launchers of the A-22 “Fire” system for 140.3-mm unguided rockets; two 30-mm automatic mounts of the AK-630 type and the MR-123-02 firing control system.
On November 4, it was reported that exercises to ensure the survivability of the Novorossiysk submarine were held at the base of the Navy of the Russian Defense Ministry in Syrian Tartus, RT reports.