A black shield with a red edging, inside of which, on the background of the golden anchor, there are crossed anti-aircraft gun and missile air defense system. In the center of the sleeve patch there is Russian Navy Jack.
A jack is a flag on the bow of a ship.
Russian Navy Jack represents a straight white cross on a red field (the coloring of the Army banners), and the blue St. Andrew’s cross – the historical symbol of the naval fleet of the country.
The anti-aircraft gun is a symbol of defense, the missile – a symbol of combat readiness.
The red edging of the patch symbolizes belonging to Russian Navy Coastal Troops, and it also presents in the emblem of the Marine Corps.
The Coastal Missile and Artillery Troops of Russian Navy are equipped with terrestrial fixed and mobile missile complexes with guided missiles and coastal cannon artillery guns.
For a long time only artillery was the main defense firepower of the sea coasts. It participated actively in the coverage of coastal marine traffic from the enemy attacks, performed tasks of repelling amphibious landings of the enemy. During World War II, the Coastal Artillery took part in the defense of the naval bases from land, assisted the Soviet Army in offensive and defensive missions. The Baltic Coastal Artillery servicemen are proud of the fact that 12 of their batteries (30 guns) participated in the defense of Moscow.
Nowadays the use of the missiles with greater range, higher rate of accuracy and more powerful destructive action, significantly expanded the combat capability of the Troops. The combination of the mobility of the missile launchers with high efficiency of their action provides effective hit of surface targets.
The Coastal Missile and Artillery Troops, along with the Marine Corps and Coastal Defense Troops, are included in the newly created combat arm – the Coastal Troops of the Navy.