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Today, two naval mine-sweeping groups of the Kola Flotilla of heterogeneous forces of the Northern Fleet, as part of an exercise with an Arctic expeditionary group, ensured the withdrawal of naval forces from their basing points.

The ship’s mine-sweeping groups included the sea minesweeper Vladimir Gumanenko, the base minesweepers Yelnya, Solovetsky Yunga, Yadrin and Kotelnich.

As part of the exercise, naval mine-sweeping groups, using the entire complex of anti-mine weapons – hydroacoustic stations for searching for anchor and bottom mines and various types of trawls, ensured a safe exit along the navigable fairway from the basing points of surface ships and submarines of the fleet, including nuclear submarine missile cruisers.

At the final stage of the exercise, the crews of the minesweepers will have to perform test firing from small-caliber artillery at a mock-up of a floating mine.

In the near future, minesweepers will continue to operate in the coastal zone of the Barents Sea to improve the naval training of crews and work out interaction as part of naval mine-sweeping groups.

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The exercise with the Arctic expeditionary group of the Northern Fleet is held in accordance with the training plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation under the leadership of the commander of the Northern Fleet and is the final stage in the implementation of a set of measures for operational and combat training of forces (troops) of the Northern Fleet this year.

Practical actions of the forces (troops) of the Northern Fleet will take place at training ranges in the Murmansk region, in the waters of the Barents and Kara Seas, the Laptev Sea in the area of ​​the New Siberian Islands, and the Franz Josef Land archipelago.

Up to 8 thousand servicemen were involved in the event, about 800 units of military and special equipment were involved, including about 40 tanks, 460 armored combat vehicles, up to 240 guns, mortars and multiple launch rocket systems, about 120 aircraft, including the number of unmanned vehicles, up to 50 ships and support vessels.

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