Russian naval forces have started large-scale military exercises in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. About 20 ships and aircraft are participating in the exercise, which takes place nearly 4,000 kilometers from their bases.
On June 10, Russia began large-scale military exercises in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. Russian Pacific Fleet tactical groups traveled nearly 4,000 kilometers from their bases for these training missions.
Up to 20 warships and around 20 aircraft are participating in the exercise, including the Variag missile cruiser, submarines, support ships and Tu-142 anti-submarine warfare planes. and MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors.
The forces engaged in naval maneuvers “practice command and control tasks […] at a considerable distance from naval bases to protect and defend sea lanes [océaniques] and ensure the interoperability of the task force of warships and airplanes in the search and follow-up of submarines and naval groups of a fictitious enemy, ”reads a press release from the Russian Defense Ministry. by Tass News Agency.