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Today, a group of missile cruisers has been deployed as part of a bilateral test-case tactical exercise of diverse forces of the Northern Fleet to protect the Arctic borders of the Russian Federation from threats from sea directions, which began on June 7 in the Barents Sea.

The ship’s strike group, consisting of the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear missile cruiser and the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser, entered the Northern Fleet’s combat training ranges in accordance with the exercise plan.

The exit of the missile cruisers from the permanent basing point was ensured by two naval sweeping groups. The sea minesweeper “Vladimir Gumanenko”, the base minesweepers “Machinist”, “Yelnya”, “Solovetsky Yunga” and “Yadrin” worked out actions to search for mines while escorting surface ships of boats to combat training ranges in the Barents Sea, using the entire complex of anti-mine weapons – hydroacoustic search stations for anchor and bottom mines and various types of trawls.

On the eve of June 8, in the areas in which the missile cruisers of the Northern Fleet are to operate, three naval search and strike groups searched for submarines.

In the near future, the crews of the missile cruisers as part of the naval strike group will work out the organization of all types of defense, interaction with aviation, other tactical groups operating at sea, and joint counteraction to the naval groupings of the imaginary enemy.

The main and final stage of the exercise will be the conduct of live firing by the crews of ships of the grouping of dissimilar forces, the performance of a number of test combat exercises with the use of practical weapons.

Currently, within the framework of the bilateral test-case tactical exercise of the diverse forces of the Northern Fleet, which is being held under the general leadership of Vice-Admiral Oleg Golubev, Deputy Commander of the Northern Fleet, servicemen of coastal formations, more than 20 warships and submarines, about 10 aircraft and helicopters are involved.

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