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As part of the exercise with the Arctic expeditionary group to protect the Arctic island zone and the sea coast of the Russian Federation, the formations of the Northern Fleet’s army corps conducted an offensive operation to defeat the mock enemy in the Kola Arctic.

Practical actions under the general guidance of the commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Alexander Moiseyev, were played out at military training grounds in the Kandalaksha and Pechenga districts of the Murmansk region, as well as on the Sredny and Rybachy peninsulas. More than 3 thousand servicemen and about 500 pieces of weapons and military equipment were simultaneously involved in them, including the “Arctic” T-80BVM tanks, multiple launch rocket systems, self-propelled artillery, tracked armored personnel carriers and all-terrain vehicles. Air support to the troops was provided by the Su-24 bombers of a separate mixed air regiment of the Air Force and Air Defense Association of the Northern Fleet, which inflicted a bomb attack on the positions of the mock enemy.

In the course of a training offensive operation, the tasks of encircling and destroying ground groupings and amphibious assault forces of a simulated enemy in the Arctic zone were worked out using modern means of fire destruction, electronic warfare and reconnaissance. Particular attention was paid to the coherence of joint actions of the strike units of the army corps of the Northern Fleet with aviation and other combat support forces.

The transition to the offensive of the land and coastal forces of the fleet became the final stage of the practical part of the exercise with the Arctic expeditionary group, which continues continuously at the polar military ranges for several days. Earlier, naval motorized rifles practiced positional and maneuverable defense in the Kandalaksha and Pechenga districts of the Murmansk region, as well as the defense of the coast of the Sredny peninsula from the landing of amphibious assault forces.

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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.

The practical actions of the forces (troops) of the Northern Fleet are played out at the training grounds of the Murmansk region, in the waters of the Barents and Kara Seas, the Laptev Sea in the region 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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