18 Another Tactical Drill of Russian Marines

Another Tactical Drill of Russian Marines

Posted on February 6, 2016 by team


Marines of the Pacific Fleet had a tactical landing operation drill at the Klerk ground field in the South Primorye (Far East of Russia).  Over a thousand soldiers participated. They used over 80 units of military and special equipment, about ten combat and service ships, aircraft and helicopters (Su-24, Mi-28)...

The tasks of the drill were breaking through the enemy anti-airborne defence, simultaneous striking of forces on the sea, in the air and on the shore, also creating coastal bridge-heads.

Gunners participated in the drill as well.


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18 Responses to “Another Tactical Drill of Russian Marines”

  1. Dan says:

    Obsolete tactics. This is WWII stuff. Try this against an enemy with any serious defensive capability, anti-ship missiles and see what happens with all those landing ships, vehicles and personnel bunched up on the beach.

    • Sole Survivor says:

      …”Try this against an enemy with any serious defensive capability, anti-ship missiles and ….”. The Americans have the same problem. They haven’t faced an enemy like that. Ever.

    • Ed Brown says:

      Russia does not assault countries with serious defensive capabilities. These so called “tactical drills” are to intimidate its weak neighbors like Georgia or Ukraine.

      • Cover me, Porkins! says:

        …”Russia does not assault countries with serious…”. No, it doesn’t. Russia doesn’t invade and kill some 130,000+ Civilians while looking for “Weapons of Mass Destruction” that don’t exist, leaving the area in total chaos, and exporting violence and people. I suppose you have no shame.

      • Bob says:

        Ed, Russia does not assault countries with serious defensive capabilities?

        Ain’t you American?

        Something about a black pot and kettle comes to mind…

    • kill zombie says:

      Аnti-ship missile easier to use against US aircraft carriers.

  2. Ed Brown says:

    The purpose of these tactical drills is to show to Ukrainians and Georgians that Russia is capable of capturing and destroying Odessa and Batumi.

    • Cover me, Porkins! says:

      …”to show to Ukrainians and Georgians that Russia is capable of capturing and destroying …”. They know that pretty well. They even fought together and beated the Nazis to oblivion.

      So, Don’t worry, Ed. You should be scared only if you are HeadChopping Terrorist… Are you?

    • Asmodeus says:

      Why so scared, Ed? Are you in ISIS?

    • Sole Survivor says:

      Ed, this drills seem to scare you deep in your pants. And also unrelated pics like airliner factories. LOL! Take a deep breath… Are you in Al-Nusra?

  3. Uncle Sam says:

    ed brown – is a ukrainian terrorist and nazi who use nazi propaganda in Europe

  4. Dan says:

    Incorrect Sole Survivor – the 1944 Okinawa landings exposed U.S. Navy ships to “manned anti-ship missiles”, namely kamikaze suicide plane attacks. Casualties were very heavy.
    That is why amphibious landings today have to be conducted from far offshore, mostly using high speed rotorcraft and air cushion vehicles.

    • Sole Survivor says:

      ….” namely kamikaze suicide plane….” LOL. Those are only slow insects against today’s antiship missiles, the same ones you were writing about.

      …”mostly using high speed rotorcraft and air cushion…”. Which are vulnerable by the same modern missiles and other defenses.

      As said, the Americans have the same problem as the Russians. They haven’t faced an enemy “with any serious defensive capability, anti-ship missiles”.
      Probably that’s why both do the same kind of landing exercises.

  5. Ball Breaker says:

    “Dan”, next time, be more specific. If modern “antiship missiles” are 70 year old propeller planes (for you), you’ll have a lot of disagreements with smart people from this century.

  6. Dan says:

    Ball Breaker, you are indeed well named. My point is that in 1944 Japanese Kamikaze planes were impossible to stop with the existing weapons systems. Most were shot down, but enough got through to sink dozens of American ships and kill over 7000 U.S. Navy personnel.
    Modern cruise missiles can’t be stopped either. Enough will get through to inflict massive damage.
    The concept of an amphibious fleet lying offshore and dispatching troops ashore in boats or grounding on the beach to discharge tanks and vehicles belongs in another age.
    Many military experts are of the opinion that large scale amphibious operations on a hostile shore can no longer be done. They certainly can’t be done as portrayed in the Russian exercise.

    • Ball Breaker says:

      …”Kamikaze planes were impossible to stop with the existing weapons systems…”. Wrong.

      —“No aircraft carriers, battleships or cruisers were sunk by kamikaze at Okinawa…. Allied pilots were experienced and better-trained, and flew superior aircraft, making the poorly trained kamikaze pilots easy targets. The U.S. Fast Carrier Task Force alone could bring over 1,000 fighter aircraft into play. Allied pilots became adept at destroying enemy aircraft before they struck ships.”-
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamikaze#Allied_defensive_tactics

      As you were already replied here, both the Russian and US Navies haven’t faced an enemy with REAL modern “antiship missiles”. The ones that can sink aircraft carriers, battle cruisers (and most of the known kind of surface vessels).

      And maybe that’s why both Navies do pretty similar landing exercises, based on Air Power superiority. I also think that’s pretty risky, but that’s a problem of BOTH navies.

    • Sole Survivor says:

      “Dan”, you’re forgetting that the U.S. and the Russian Navies previously cover their amphibious landings with overwhelming air attacks, massive air bombings and a rain of missile fire, before getting the ships near any shore.

      As said, the Americans have the same problem as the Russians. They haven’t faced an enemy “with any serious defensive capability, anti-ship missiles”. But that doesn’t mean that both want to kill themselves using only some landing ships, as you think.
      LOL.

  7. Oscar Goldman says:

    Someone forgot here that all possible enemy defenses must be cleared (meaning, totally obliterated) before any ship can see the coast.

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