Russia begins strategic missile forces exercise

Russian missile forces will take part in large exercises to train in counter-sabotage and missile launching from mobile complexes.

Citing a statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defense press service, Russian media has reported that Strategic Missile Forces have started large military exercises in Russia involving about 400 military vehicles such as autonomous missile launchers Topol, Topol-M and Yars.

Exercises are being conducted throughout the Russian territory, from Tver to the Altai region.

In the course of the exercises, soldiers will practice putting missile complexes into position, marching, site preparation, camouflage and battle outpost tasks.

Moreover, servicemen will have to identify and neutralize simulated saboteurs, and will also practice simulated missile launching tasks. Russian Strategic Missile Forces will conduct 40 staff exercises, 10–20 command-staff exercises and over 50 tactical and special exercises.

In February, Russian warships were training to search for mines and submarines in the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the framework of the Southern Military District combat readiness check drills.

Earlier, Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu stated that the Russian Defense Ministry plans to hold a strategic command and staff exercise known as “Kavkaz-2016” on the border with Ukraine in 2016.

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