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At a military training ground in the Pechenga district of the Murmansk region, a battalion tactical exercise of units of a separate motorized rifle brigade of the army corps of the Northern Fleet on maneuvering defense in the Far North and the Arctic was held.

More than 500 servicemen and 100 units of military equipment were involved in the event: “Arctic” T-80BVM tanks, MT-LBV multipurpose lightly armored tracked transporters, Grad multiple launch rocket systems, “Akatsia” 152-mm self-propelled howitzers, anti-tank missile systems ” Shturm “and anti-aircraft gun-missile systems” Tunguska “.

During the tactical exercise, temporary standards were worked out for bringing motorized rifle units to the highest degree of combat readiness and marching to designated areas. During the march, the motorized rifle practiced actions to repel an enemy attack, and also overcame conventionally contaminated areas of the terrain. At the given lines, the tasks of engineering training were completed: the construction of temporary defensive structures for military equipment and their camouflage.

When conducting live fire from all types of weapons, servicemen of various units worked out the coherence of their actions according to a single plan, successfully hitting targets imitating armored vehicles, aviation, as well as the manpower of a conditional enemy. Firing from small arms, mortars and grenade launchers, guns and combat vehicles was carried out at distances from 100 meters to 15 kilometers.

The battalion tactical exercise was conducted under the leadership of the commander of a separate motorized rifle brigade of the Northern Fleet, Colonel Denis Kurilo. According to him, special attention during the exercise was paid to working out the interaction of motorized rifle, artillery and tank units in defensive operations, camouflage and reconnaissance of the area. The servicemen have worked out the standards for fire, tactical, engineering and special training. The ability of unit commanders to tactically competently conduct a modern battle in Arctic conditions was assessed.

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