Russia Tests Naval Air Defense Weapons; Israel to Give Up Sixth Submarine; Israeli Soldier Found Dead
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 28 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russian missile corvette Ingushetia tests shipborne air defense weapons during trials
The crew of the small missile corvette Ingushetia checked the operation of its shipborne anti-aircraft systems in simulated defense against a Su-30SM fighter jet of the Black Sea Fleet’s naval aviation during shipbuilders’ sea trials, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday.
“The crew of a Su-30SM fighter jet of the Black Sea Fleet’s naval aviation held a training exercise with the crew of the small missile ship Ingushetia as part of the shipbuilders’ sea trials. During the shipbuilders’ sea trials, the aircraft’s crew made an approach for notional bombing against the warship to check its air target detection systems,” the press office said in a statement.
The crews of the shipborne air defense systems accomplished assignments to detect, track and notionally strike air targets, the statement says.
The drills of the Ingushetia crew and the Su-30SM fighter jet are an integral part of the plan for holding the new warship’s sea trials and have been conducted for the first time, the Black Sea Fleet’s press office stressed.
The small missile ship Ingushetia has been built for the Black Sea Fleet and is the eighth Project 21631 ‘Buyan-M’ vessel. The new warship was floated out in June 2019.
Project 21631 Buyan-M-class small missile ships are outfitted with the latest artillery, missile, anti-saboteur, air defense and radio-technical armament, including the most advanced Kalibr-NK precision missile system designated to strike naval and coastal targets. Buyan-M warships are designated to defend and protect the state’s economic zone.
Israel army to give up sixth submarine
The Israeli army might ask the upcoming government to cancel the order of the sixth submarine being built by a German firm, local media reported yesterday.
According to Arab48, Israel signed a contract to buy six submarines capable of carrying nuclear missiles from a German company. Israel had three submarines before this deal.
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being investigated in a case of corruption relating to the purchase of the three submarines.
Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that the Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi had decided to give up the sixth submarine as part of his latest strategic plan for future wars.
IDF confirms missing soldier found dead
The Israel Defense Forces confirms that the soldier Eliezer Ashkenazi, who went missing yesterday morning, was found dead earlier today.
The IDF refuses to officially comment on the cause of death, saying military police are working to investigate the matter.
This morning police said Ashkenazi had been located, but refused to comment on his condition. It appears that this was in order to give authorities time to inform his family.
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Source: MEMO, TASS, TTI