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International Waters: See Russian-Chinese anti-terror drills in the Med00:43

International Waters: See Russian-Chinese anti-terror drills in the Med

Mediterranean Sea, Mediterranean Sea
May 22, 2015 at 13:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian marines and their Chinese counterparts conducted a joint anti-terror drill in the Mediterranean Sea on May 20. The marines boarded the Chinese Navy's 'Linyi' frigate and proceeded to neutralise the terrorists and free their captives, with support from Russian and Chinese aircraft.

The 'Maritime Cooperation 2015' drills were held from May 17-21 and included counter-terrorism exercises at sea as well as rescue missions and on-deck firefighting. The purpose of the exercises was to establish a joint procedure for the protection of shipping, as well as to strengthen joint responses to attacks from sea and air.

The Russian guided missile cruiser 'Moskva,' Krivak-class missile frigate 'Ladny' and the Kamov Ka-27 helicopter were among the military hardware used in the drills.

The Moskva has a length of 186.4 m (611.5 ft) and a beam of 20.8 m (68.2 ft), and displaces 11,490 tons. It has a top speed of 32 knots and a range of 10,000 miles (16,000 km), at 16 knots. Its armaments include P-500 Bazalt anti-ship missiles and S-300PMU Favorit long-range surface-to-air missiles.

The Ladny displaces 3,420 tons at full load, is 1,231 m (4,038 ft) in length and has a beam of 142 m (466 ft). It can hit 30 knots and boasts a range of 3,500 miles (5,632 km).

Both the Moskva and Ladny are in the service of the Black Sea Fleet.

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Russian marines and their Chinese counterparts conducted a joint anti-terror drill in the Mediterranean Sea on May 20. The marines boarded the Chinese Navy's 'Linyi' frigate and proceeded to neutralise the terrorists and free their captives, with support from Russian and Chinese aircraft.

The 'Maritime Cooperation 2015' drills were held from May 17-21 and included counter-terrorism exercises at sea as well as rescue missions and on-deck firefighting. The purpose of the exercises was to establish a joint procedure for the protection of shipping, as well as to strengthen joint responses to attacks from sea and air.

The Russian guided missile cruiser 'Moskva,' Krivak-class missile frigate 'Ladny' and the Kamov Ka-27 helicopter were among the military hardware used in the drills.

The Moskva has a length of 186.4 m (611.5 ft) and a beam of 20.8 m (68.2 ft), and displaces 11,490 tons. It has a top speed of 32 knots and a range of 10,000 miles (16,000 km), at 16 knots. Its armaments include P-500 Bazalt anti-ship missiles and S-300PMU Favorit long-range surface-to-air missiles.

The Ladny displaces 3,420 tons at full load, is 1,231 m (4,038 ft) in length and has a beam of 142 m (466 ft). It can hit 30 knots and boasts a range of 3,500 miles (5,632 km).

Both the Moskva and Ladny are in the service of the Black Sea Fleet.