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Russian strategic missile force drills involve over 3500 troops

March 31, 2015, 13:02 UTC+3
The drills involve 300units of military hardware
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MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. More than 3,500 troops and 300 equipment units are involved in maneuvers of the Orenburg missile formation, spokesman for the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) Colonel Igor Yegorov told TASS on Tuesday.

"In accordance with the plan of the Strategic Missile Forces’ training in the period from March 31 to April 4, 2015 the Orenburg missile formation units are engaged in manoeuvres under the command of RVSN Commander Colonel General Sergey Karakayev," Yegorov said.

According to him, the troops units will drill urgent field deployment in the conditions of an emergency situation. In addition, radiological, chemical and biological defence units will conduct decontamination of the weapons and equipment in the zone of a terrorist attack with the use of toxic agents.

In became known on Monday that a complex inspection was launched in the Orenburg missile formation that will last until April 11. The maneuvers launched on Tuesday that involve, in particular, the Yasny missile formation in full strength, will become its main part.

The Orenburg strategic missile unit is armed with Topol and Voyevoda missiles.

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