TASS Russian news agency
MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The Project 11356 frigates (NATO reporting name: Admiral Grigorovich-class) ‘Admiral Makarov’ and ‘Admiral Essen’ of the Black Sea Fleet have conducted a training session to repel an attack of a simulated enemy’s naval task force and to perform counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) operations, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD).
“According to the scenario of the exercise, the shore-based reconnaissance systems of the Black Sea Fleet detected an unrecognized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flying over the [Black Sea] Fleet’s objects. During tracking procedures, [the systems] detected its landing on the deck of a simulated enemy’s ship,”
The commanders of the Black Sea Fleet ordered to interrupt the operations of the UAV. The ‘Admiral Makarov’ and ‘Admiral Essen’ frigates detected a simulated enemy’s surface task force. When the Russian ships were approaching the platforms, they were attacked. The frigates went into action and repelled a missile attack using air defense systems and active/passive jamming. Then, the crews destroyed the simulated enemy with the use of missile weapons and artillery.