Northern Fleet’s ASW ships exercise in the White Sea
An anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship task force from the Belomorsk Naval Base has conducted a tactical fleet-defense exercise in the White Sea, the Russian Northern Fleet's press service reports.
During the exercise, the crews of the small ASW ships Onega and Naryan-Mar escorted and defended a ship convoy consisting of the icebreaker Ruslan and the small sea-going freighter VTR-140.
The ASW ships successfully fired their artillery systems during a simulated battle with an "enemy" surface ship.
The small ASW ships Onega and Naryan-Mar also accomplished their main missions; they located an "enemy" submarine and "destroyed" it with their torpedoes.
Project 1124 Albatros small ASW ships are designed to locate, identify, classify and destroy enemy submarines. Each ship has two twin-tube 533-mm torpedo launchers, 12-barrel RBU-6000 depth charge launchers, one Osa-MA surface-to-air missile system, and AK-176 and AK-630 artillery systems.