MOSCOW, (BM) – The Russian Navy has worked out a new tactic called the “hunting flock”, designed to combat enemy submarines and defend their bases, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the Russian Ministry of Defense.
As part of this system, which was developed last year, several small anti-submarine ships and one of the newest patrol project 22160 – “Vasily Bykov”. Ka-27 anti-submarine helicopters act as assistants-search engines for submarines.
“Vasily Bykov” is included in a single combat contour of the base, which allows real-time reporting of the coordinates of targets to the S-400 Triumph coastal long-range air defense systems.
In addition, the Gibka anti-aircraft missile system was installed on board the ship. This SAM is capable of attacking planes, helicopters and drones.
At the moment, the Navy has two patrol ships (PC) of project 22160 – “Vasily Bykov” and “Dmitry Rogachev”. Both are part of the Black Sea Fleet.
Project 22160 PCs, in turn, are designed in a modular manner, which allows you to quickly install the weapons needed to perform a specific combat mission. Thus, new systems with various auxiliary equipment are currently being actively tested.
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