Marines hold drills in Caspian Sea

Around 1,000 Caspian Flotilla marines have completed their redeployment to training areas as part of a surprise inspection of troops of the Central Military District (CMD), Russian Navy Coastal Troops deputy chief Col. Dmitry Gnezdilov told reporters on Sept. 10.

Around 1,000 Caspian Flotilla marines have completed their redeployment to training areas as part of a surprise inspection of troops of the Central Military District (CMD), Russian Navy Coastal Troops deputy chief Col. Dmitry Gnezdilov told reporters on Sept. 10.

"The marines of the Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla marched from their bases in Astrakhan and Kaspiisk to combat-training areas on the Caspian coast as part of a CMD surprise inspection," he said.

The inspection involves around 1,000 Caspian Flotilla marines and over 100 pieces of military hardware, he said.

Once at the training areas, the marines began executing control tests, including firing small arms and fighting vehicle armaments, practicing tactical operations as part units, and driving military vehicles in complex terrain conditions, Gnezdilov said.

"Field mobile communication stations have been deployed and interaction organized between the assigned and supporting units in task execution as part of the inspection," the officer said.

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