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In the course of the practical actions of the completed exercise, six firing by sea- and land-based cruise missiles were carried out with the Arctic expeditionary group in the Northern Fleet.

The “Granit” missiles were launched by the crews of the Peter the Great nuclear-powered missile cruiser and the Orel nuclear-powered missile submarine cruiser. The Vulcan and Moskit anti-ship missiles fired off the combat crews of the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser and the Admiral Ushakov destroyer. The Bal and Bastion coastal missile systems have practiced firing at sea targets from the coast of the Middle Peninsula and the Arctic island of Alexandra Land.

More than half of all completed combat exercises will be presented for the prize of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy in terms of training.

During the exercise with the Arctic expeditionary group, the main attention was paid to the practical actions of commanders, commanders and staffs in planning the use of forces and troops and their control.

At various stages of the event, the coordination of tactical groups of ships and vessels, units of land and coastal forces was worked out in the course of performing joint combat training missions in the Arctic.

The tasks of defending the Arctic territories of Russia, ensuring military security and maritime economic activities of the Russian Federation in the Arctic and suppressing the actions of conditional illegal armed formations and sabotage and reconnaissance groups were also solved.

Practical actions of the military command and control bodies, forces and troops of the Northern Fleet were practiced near the Franz Josef Land archipelago, in the waters of the Barents and Kara Seas, as well as the Laptev Sea in the area of ​​the New Siberian Islands.

According to the preliminary assessment of the command, all the tasks assigned to the forces and troops of the Northern Fleet have been successfully completed.

Up to 8 thousand servicemen were involved in the exercise, more than 800 units of military and special equipment were involved – about 40 tanks, up to 460 armored combat vehicles, up to 240 units of guns, mortars and multiple launch rocket systems, about 120 aircraft, up to 50 ships and supply vessels.

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