This is the moment members of the Admiral Grigorovich frigate execute several missile attacks on a ship during a joint exercise where the immediate area need to be cleared first of any other vessels.
In accordance with the combat training plan of the Black Sea Fleet, frigate crews performed the hunting and attack exercise in the Black Sea.
A frigate is a warship with various weapons, generally lighter than a destroyer and originally introduced for the escort work of the convoy.
During the Black Sea exercise, the combat crews of the coastal missile systems were instructed to search for a surface ship and, after detecting it, to fire several ‘Progress’ and ‘Uranus’ missiles at the maritime target.
Also, the frigate crew detected air targets, escorted and destroyed them at a safe distance and height for the ship, using the Shtil anti-aircraft missile system.
The shootouts were carried out in several stages. During the operation, more than 10 rocket launches were made from the ship and from the coastal complexes.
The results of rocket firing, the trajectory of the missiles of the anti-ship complexes Utyos and Ball and their defeat by the ship’s anti-aircraft missile system were fixed by unmanned aerial vehicles of the naval aviation and air defence of the Black Sea Fleet.
In order to ensure safety, the navigation area and the adjacent water area, where the rocket fire was carried out, were prohibited navigation nearby. Approximately 30 warships and auxiliary ships of the Black Sea Fleet took care of the closure of the dangerous area.
In the joint exercise, the crews actively involved the anti-ship missile systems Utyos and Ball and the anti-aircraft missile system Shtil.
Admiral Grigorovich is an Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate of the Russian Navy and the lead ship of her class. She is part of the Black Sea Fleet and is based at Sevastopol. The ship’s main armament is vertical launch cells for cruise missiles, which can be used against ground targets or ships.