Russian Navy deploys its latest large patrol ship to Sevastopol
The Russian Navy has deployed its newest large patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev to Sevastopol in annexed Crimea.
According to a statement of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the newest patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev has made its first-ever visit to Sevastopol for another stage of state trials.
In five days the ship will fulfill a complex of state trials.
After the special mission, the Dmitry Rogachev will sail to Novorossiysk to perform further stages of trials.
Earlier the crew had successfully trained first artillery fire drills in zone of the Black Sea Fleet. It also trained navigation at the maximum angles of rotation and ascent by simulators of marine, coastal and air targets.
The ship Dmitry Rogachevare primarily intended for duties such as patrol, monitoring and protection in open and closed seas.
Over the past few years, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has fully renewed its submarines and coastal defense missile systems – the new Bal and Bastion complexes are protecting the entire Black Sea area.
Also, the Black Sea Fleet has received three frigates, small missile and other ships that are performing their missions in the Black and Mediterranean Seas. New aircraft are arriving for naval aviation, for example, Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets.