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The forces and troops of the Northern Fleet have begun practicing practical actions as part of an exercise with the Arctic Expeditionary Group, which is conducted under the leadership of the commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Admiral Alexander Moiseev, and is taking place in accordance with the Training Plan for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for 2022.

During the exercise, the level of preparedness of the military command and control bodies of the fleet will be assessed in planning and conducting actions to resolve crisis situations in the Arctic ocean region and command and control forces and troops as part of solving problems of ensuring military security and maritime economic activity. The coordination of actions of tactical groups of ships and vessels, units of coastal troops in the course of joint training and combat missions in the Arctic will be checked, tactics and methods of conducting naval combat and combat operations in the Arctic region will be worked out.

The military personnel of the Northern Fleet will work out the issues of protecting the communications of the Northern Sea Route, the protection and defense of the garrisons of the Northern Fleet, and exercises will be held to counter imaginary terrorist groups, as well as to block and destroy them.

The main practical actions of the forces and troops of the Northern Fleet, which will take place in the Barents Sea, will involve the frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, the large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk”, the large landing ship “Ivan Gren”, submarines, support vessels, and also aircraft and helicopters of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Northern Fleet. In addition to offshore ranges, a number of exercises will take place at coastal ranges in the Murmansk region.

It is planned to involve up to 1,200 personnel, about 140 units of military and special equipment, up to 20 aircraft, up to 30 ships, submarines and support vessels to participate in the exercise.

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