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The crews of nuclear submarines of the Northern Fleet worked out the exit from the basing points as part of an exercise with an Arctic expeditionary group.

The Orel nuclear-powered missile submarine and the Verkhoturye strategic nuclear-powered missile submarine entered the Barents Sea.

The anti-submarine sabotage defense of the cruisers during the exit from the base was provided by special forces to combat the PDSS of the Northern Fleet’s nuclear submarine formations.

Mine countermeasures for the deployment of submarines were carried out by minesweepers of the Kola Flotilla of various forces of the Northern Fleet, which operated with two mine-sweeping groups, consisting of the base minesweepers Yelnya, Solovetsky Yunga, Yadrin, Kotelnich and the sea minesweeper Vladimir Gumanenko. Their crews practiced the use of a complex of anti-mine weapons: hydroacoustic stations for searching for anchor and bottom mines and various types of trawls. At the final stage of the exercise, they will have to perform firing at a model of a floating mine.

After entering the Barents Sea, nuclear submarines began to perform the assigned tasks according to the plan of the exercise with the Arctic expeditionary group.

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 take place at the training grounds of 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, about 800 units of military and special equipment, including about 40 tanks, 460 armored combat vehicles, up to 240 guns, mortars and multiple launch rocket systems, about 120 aircraft, including unmanned, up to 50 ships and support vessels.

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