Today, a detachment of ships of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China will go to sea as part of the second stage of the joint exercise "Sea Interaction-2017", reports TASS with reference to the press service of the Pacific fleet.
In the maneuvers that will be held from 22 to 26 in September, 11 surface ships and vessels, as well as two submarines are involved in the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk. The coastal phase of the exercise took place from 18 to 21 September in Vladivostok.
“The Russian Navy will be represented at the exercises by the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs and the newest Corvette“ Perfect ”, the rescue ship Igor Belousov with the AU-40 onboard, as well as two diesel electric submarines. Also from the Russian side are involved the rocket boat P-11, the small anti-submarine ship Sovetskaya Gavan, the hydrographic vessel Victor Faleyev and the sea tug MB-93, ”the message reads.
The Chinese side engaged the destroyer "Shijiazhuang", the patrol ship "Daqing", the integrated supply ship "Dongping" and the rescue vessel "Chandao" with the deep-water apparatus "Elar-7".
According to the information, “during the marine phase, the military will also work out issues of interaction with aviationfor which two Il-38 aircraft, two Tu-142M3 aircraft, a Ka-27PS helicopter and a Ka-27 helicopter of the Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation will be involved. ” Chinese aviation will be represented by ship helicopters Z-9C and Z-9D.
It is reported that "during the maneuvers, it is planned to work out the interaction of the Russian and Chinese ships when performing tasks to protect shipping, as well as an anti-submarine defense training will be held." In addition, the crew’s rescue of a conditional emergency submarine laid on the ground at a depth of about 50 meters will be worked out.
The second phase of the study “Marine Interaction” begins
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