Russian Pacific Fleet take part in tactical exercises in Kamchatka

MOSCOW, (BM) – Bilateral tactical exercises (BTE) for combining the Pacific Fleet’s marine corps with the combat firing stage began on the Wet Sands tactical field in Kamchatka, learned according the press service of the Pacific Fleet statement on Tuesday.

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“About a thousand military personnel, more than 150 units of military and special equipment, including special equipment for material and technical support, take part in the exercise,” the report said.

During the BTU, the Marines fulfill the tasks of breaking through the airborne defense of a conditional enemy on the coast, delivering simultaneous attacks on the defending forces with artillery and infantry, as well as creating defense strongholds of the reconquered section of the coast.

The exercises involve the marine corps battalion, the air assault battalion, artillery and engineering units of the marine corps unit of the army and forces in North-East Russia (FNER).

To support the actions of the Marines, the Ka-29 transport and combat helicopters, recently entered service with the FNER mixed air regiment, are involved in the exercise.


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