MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Murmansk region, near the village of Alakurtti, units of a separate motorized rifle (Arctic) brigade of the army corps of the Northern Fleet (SF) conducted combat training classes. The servicemen improved their skills in the use of standard weapons and military equipment in the conditions of the Far North.
Motorized riflemen and gunners of combat vehicles fired from AGS-17, RPG-7 grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, SVD sniper rifles and armament of combat vehicles at targets imitating enemy equipment and manpower. Mechanics-drivers of caterpillar vehicles worked out driving along routes on which they overcame obstacles: an anti-tank ditch, a track bridge and a minefield.
Training of the Arctic units of the Northern Fleet makes it possible to prepare them for combat operations, the use of standard weapons and equipment in the difficult conditions of the Far North and the Arctic – with low air temperatures, deep snow cover and strong winds.
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