The Ocean Shield from Russia

The Ocean Shield from Russia 1 August, 2019

Russia's Ocean Shield 2019 drill in the Baltic Sea will be held between 1-9 August. Around 49 warships and combat craft, 20 logistic support vessels, 58 aircraft of the Navy and the Aerospace Force and 10,634 personnel of the Russian Armed Forces will be involved in the drill, which will be commanded by Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov. The drills will practice the deployment of the Navy’s inter-fleet grouping and the skills of commanding the fleet’s forces.

The Russian Navy held its first Ocean Shield drills in the Mediterranean Sea. They ran on September 1-8, 2018 and involved 26 combat ships, two submarines, 34 aircraft of the Russian Navy and the Aerospace Force. As part of the naval manoeuvres, the sailors practiced missile live-fire from the warships, helicopters and aircraft.

The Ocean Shield from Russia

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