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Northern Fleet to conduct drills in uncharted Arctic waters in 2018

December 01, 12:45 UTC+3 MURMANSK

In 2018, the Northern Fleet will also participate in the International Army Games

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MURMANSK, December 1. /TASS/. Russia’s Northern Fleet will hold maneuvers in the uncharted waters of the Arctic in the new trainee year that opened on Friday, the Fleet’s Commander Vice Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov said.

"The Northern Fleet will hold a series of drills in new, never before explored areas of the Arctic, both along the mainland and along the islands of the Arctic Ocean," Yevmenov said, according to the press service.

Among the Fleet’s chief assignments on the agenda are carrying out drills in the Arctic, training for long voyages to crucial areas of the World Ocean, learning to operate its new equipment and partaking in state-of-the-art armaments test of the Northern Fleet.

"The number of missions awaiting the Northern Fleet shows that the upcoming trainee year will be hectic," Yevmenov was quoted by the press service as saying.

In 2018, the Northern Fleet will also participate in the International Army Games and tests of the newest strategic nuclear submarine, the Prince Vladimir, which has been floated out at the Sevmash Shipyard in northern Russia.

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