Russia holds exercise with modern coastal missile complexes near EU border

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Bal missile combat crews of the Russian Baltic Fleet held exercises on destroying a simulated ship detachment in the Kaliningrad Region, as reported by the press service of the Russian military department.

In course of the exercise, missile units of the Baltic Fleet eliminated a simulated ship detachment along the coast of the Baltic Sea, near EU border. The region is an exclave, bordered by Poland to the south and Lithuania to the east and north.

The troops conducted marching on combat hardware in the fire position area and deployed missile systems in order to counter warships of the simulated enemy and defend the seashore.

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Then the units of the Bal systems simulated missile launches against a sea target.

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The Bal coastal missile system with Kh-35 cruise missiles is designed to engage enemy surface fighting ships and auxiliaries vessels both single and belonging to Task Forces.

The system is used to guard straits and territorial waters, to protect offshore sea lines, naval bases, coastal infrastructure, as well as to defend the coast at amphibious landing threat directions within the missile launch range.


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