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Active phase of the Northern Fleet’s and the Airborne Troops’ Arctic drill
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Active phase of the Northern Fleet’s and the Airborne Troops’ Arctic drill

A combined group of the Northern Fleet and the Airborne Troops has kicked off the active phase of their joint Arctic drill in the Arctic, head of the fleet's press service, Captain 1st Class Vadim Serga said.

"This morning a combined group of the Northern Fleet and the Airborne Troops has begun the main stage of the tactical exercise, combat operations on defending an important industrial facility," Rossiya Segodnya quotes Vadim Serga as saying.

Defense training will take place in the technical buildings belonging to Norilsk Nickel, which is located 12km from Norilsk. According to the tactical drill legend, several subversive groups have raided Norilsk Nickel trying to mine it and direct aircraft to it as the target.

"Having received the attack warning signal, the combined group of the Northern Fleet and the Airborne Troops head for the important industrial facility in their own vehicles. On the company's premises they establish a defense perimeter," Vadim Serga said.

Air reconnaissance and search of the enemy's sabotage teams involves combat drones. Air defense is provided by surface-to-air missile systems. Mine clearance and engineering support are the responsibility of the combat engineer company of the Northern Fleet's Arctic brigade.