As part of the long-range mission, the crews of the Baltic Fleet ships performed simulated missile launches in the North sea. In the waters of the North sea, a detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet consisting of the corvettes “Steregushchiy” and “Soobrazitelny” conducted electronic missile launches with “Uran-E” missile systems at targets that imitate a detachment of warships of a mock enemy. Missile firing was carried out by corvettes simultaneously with the use of anti-ship missile systems. As a result of electronic launches, all designated targets were successfully hit.
During the maneuvers, the ships also worked out exercises for setting up electronic jamming. Having completed their fire missions, the crews conducted a series of training sessions – damage control, anti-sabotage defence, organization of interaction and communication between the ships, elements of joint navigation. The main task of the campaign is to ensure a permanent naval presence of the Baltic Fleet ships in the area of its responsibility.
The Uran-E shipborne anti-ship missile (ASM) system is designed to destroy missile/torpedo/gun boats, surface ships displacing up to 5,000 tonnes, and seagoing transports. The automated control system is used to implement missile combat preparation and pre-launch procedures. Target designation data is fed from onboard organic and external sources, including airborne ones. Cruise flight phase is controlled by inertial navigation system to keep the missile on the preset path and to steer it to the target area. Terminal guidance is provided by an ECM-resistant active radar seeker.