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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Russian Armed Forces Search for Submarines During Drills in Barents Sea

Il-38 MayThe combat readiness exercises include using radio radar and hydroacoustic equipment and antisubmarine weapons against simulated targets. In addition, Il-38 aircraft are delivering aerial reconnaissance support in the areas of the Barents Sea.

Crews of Russian Il-38 antisubmarine aircraft and Ka-27 helicopters flew to designated zones of the Barents Sea to search for submarines in the area of deployment of the Northern Fleet during a snap combat readiness exercise, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

"After an alarm signal the aircraft alert forces of Northern Fleet’s antisubmarine aviation were scrambled. Specialists of ground engineering and technical units began preparing aircraft for the second stage," the ministry reported.

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