Russian Ministry of Defense: experience from Syrian campaign of aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov incorporated in sailor training program

Experience acquired by the Russian Navy during the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov’s Mediterranean campaign, as well the firing of Kalibr missiles at targets in Syria from submarines and surface ships, has already been analyzed and incorporated into the training programs for Russian sailors, Admiral Vladimir Korolev told Krasnaya Zvezda in an interview.

“This experience, as well as the experience from firing the precision weapons of project 636.3 submarines, 1135.6 frigates and small missile ships at terrorist targets, is being analyzed, and will be included in the training program of naval educational institutions, and used to train ship commanders and officers,” he said.

Korolev noted that pilots in the Northern Fleet carried out 420 combat flights, 117 of which took place at night. They destroyed 1 252 terrorist targets.

“The multifunctional air wing of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier was put to use under real conditions for the first time, including Su-33 and MiG-29K planes, as well as Ka-52, Ka-27PL, Ka-27PS and Ka-29 deck helicopters. This made it possible to carry out a whole range of tasks in the airspace over the sea and the land,” Korolev said.

  Admiral Kuznetsov, Russian Navy, aircraft carrier, Russia