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Russia's artillery troops hold drills with drones in Crimea

April 17, 15:47 UTC+3 ROSTOV-ON-DON

The drills are part of the Black Sea Fleet’s combat training

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, April 17. /TASS/. About 1,000 artillery troops from the army corps of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet held drills at the Opuk practice range in Crimea, using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday.

"After performing a march from the permanent base and setting up a field camp, surveillance and reconnaissance posts held training exercises using unmanned aerial vehicles to detect targets and adjust fire, and also practiced the interaction of UAV operators with artillery teams," the press office said in a statement.

During the drills, the artillery troops practiced switching their artillery systems to a combat-ready position, employing the tactics of warfare amid air strikes and defending the sea coast, the statement says.

The drills are part of the Black Sea Fleet’s combat training and will last until the end of the week, the press office specified.

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