Commencing this Friday, the Russian Northern Fleet has initiated a series of military exercises with the primary aim of refining strategies to safeguard the nation’s sovereignty within the waters of the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
Under the guidance of Fleet Commander Admiral Alexandr Moiseev, the drills will encompass the evaluation of diverse approaches to effectively maneuver fleet assets while executing missions aimed at upholding the sovereignty of the Russian Federation across the expanse of the NSR, as stated by the fleet’s official press release.
This comprehensive training initiative involves over 8,000 military personnel, a fleet comprising 20 warships, submarines, and auxiliary vessels, along with 5 aircraft, as well as up to 50 units of both combat and specialized equipment.
The official statement underscores that the exercises are also designed to assess the synchronization among fleet units and forces in real-world scenarios, facilitating the practical execution of designated tasks.
Participating personnel will undergo training focused on delineating operational zones, obstructing and neutralizing acts of sabotage, as well as countering reconnaissance groups.