The crews of the Ka-27 deck-based anti-submarine helicopters of the Baltic Fleet (BF) conducted exercises to search for a simulated enemy submarine in the Baltic Sea. This was reported on February 28 in the press service of the BF.
“During the exercise, the crews of the Ka-27 anti-submarine helicopters completed the tasks of searching, detecting, classifying, maintaining contact and tracking, as well as countering a simulated enemy submarine using various anti-submarine weapons systems,” the press service of the Baltic Fleet said.
After finding the coordinates of the submarine, the pilots destroyed the simulated target with aerial bombs. Flights over the Baltic Sea were carried out along the established route near the naval training ground.
Ka-27 is a shipborne anti-submarine helicopter. Designed to detect, track and destroy submarines at a depth of 500 m at speeds up to 75 km / h. It is capable of operating in areas remote from the basing ship up to 200 km, with a sea state of up to five points. The vehicle can provide the performance of tactical tasks alone, as part of a group and in cooperation with ships in all geographical latitudes, both from the coastal airfield and from the ship.
At the end of December last year, Izvestia wrote that by the end of 2021 the Caspian Flotilla will receive its own aviation for the first time in the post-Soviet period: it will be replenished with Mi-8 and Ka-27 helicopters.