Atactical group of Russia's Northern Fleet participated in live-fire exercises on the New Siberian Islands archipelago alongside the crew of the fleet's large anti-submarine ship Admiral Levchenko, the Western Military District's spokesman for the Northern Fleet Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga told Interfax on Tuesday.
"According to the scenario of the exercises, units of the tactical group, acting in coordination with the ship unit, fought to repel aerial attacks by an imaginary adversary and fired at simulated targets. During the drills, a crew operating a Rubezh coastal missile system, deployed on one of the positions on Kotelny Island, launched strikes against a Termit target cruise missile," he said.
"The target cruise missile was engaged by the crew of a Pantsir-S1ground-based self-propelled air defense missile and gun system, deployed on an unimproved shore on one of the New Siberian Islands," Serga said.
"Live-fire exercises against simulated aerial and sea targets were also conducted by the crew of the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Levchenko. A Kinzhal air defense missile system, as well as artillery systems AK-100 and AK-630 were used during the drills," he said.
When announcing the preliminary results of the drills, Northern Fleet Commander Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said that "the Northern Fleet's tactical group, which was transported to the New Siberian Islands by a unit of combat ships, successfully accomplished the live-fire exercises, confirming its ability to tackle tasks to guard Russia's islands and seashore in the Arctic."
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