Russia Concludes Drills Featuring Strategic Rocket Forces

Sputnik17.02.2015 Russia
Russia Concludes Drills Featuring Strategic Rocket Forces

Russia Concludes Drills Featuring Strategic Rocket Forces

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Russia has conducted military exercises involving its Strategic Rocket Forces. These were the largest such Russian drills yet, with 30 regiments based all across the country taking part, Russian media outlets reported.

During the drills, servicemen used the country's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile complexes, such as the Topol (photo), Topol-M and Yars.

Additionally, a number of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, were involved in the war games which saw combat patrolling and missile firing practice, among other things.

Last Tuesday, the Russian Pacific Ocean Fleet began week-long snap drills off the far eastern Kamchatka coast.

The drills involved Engineer Troops and Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Troops, who will respond to a mock enemy attack close to patrol routes.

“Russia’s SMF with more than 30 missile battalions in 12 regions in Russia (from the Tver to the Irkustsk regions) are taking part in drills. There are both mobile and stationary SMF groups participating,” Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

The war games are meant to test the troops’ combat readiness, drill maneuver operations on patrol routes, actions to counter subversive and terrorist acts, as well as high-precision strikes, the defense ministry said.

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces are the arm of the country's Armed Forces and the main component of its strategic nuclear forces. Their main goals include nuclear deterrence of a possible aggression and the defeat of possible enemy's strategic objects of military and economic potential by means of nuclear missile attacks.

Source: Sputnik



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