Iranian, Russian Naval Developments March 19-21, 2019 (Map Update)

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  • The Iranian Navy dispatched its 61st naval group, consisting of a destroyer and a logistical vessel, on a mission to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. Iranian naval groups have escorted 6,000 oil tankers in international waters over the past decade, according to Rear Admiral Afshin Tashak, the commander of the Southern Fleet;
  • Warshisp of the Russian regional coastal defense forces carried out live-fire drills in Avachinsky Bay;
  • Mine sweepers Mashinist, Elnya, Yadrin, Kolomna and Kotelnich of the Russian Northern Fleet conducted a series of drills in the Barents Sea;
  • Steregushchiy-class corvettes Soobrazitelnyy and Steregushchiy of the Russian Baltic Fleet conducted liver fire-drills engaging mock enemy warships;
  • Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarine Stary Sokol of the Russian Black Sea Fleet started combat drills in the Black Sea;
  • Forces of the Russian Caspian Fleet conducted counter-EW and air-defense drills.
Iranian, Russian Naval Developments March 19-21, 2019 (Map Update)

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