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Share of modern missiles in Russian Strategic Missile Forces to reach 56% by year end

June 01, 2015, 10:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
During the 2015 summer training period, more than 30 tactical exercises with missile regiments and more than 20 special tactical exercises will be conducted, RVSN spokesman said
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MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. The share of modern missile systems in the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will reach 56% by the end of the year, RVSN spokesman Igor Yegorov told reporters on Monday.

"During the 2015 summer training period, more than 30 tactical exercises with missile regiments and more than 20 special tactical exercises with support and security units will be conducted, including more than 30% snap drills. By the end of this year, the share of modern missile systems will reach 56%," Yegorov said.

According to him, the Strategic Missile Forces will have a total of more than 100 command-staff, tactical and special exercises in 2015. The exercises will be conducted in a complex and tense situation, including with the involvement of inter-service interactive forces and means.

Yegorov said the strategic missile troops will pay the most attention to the Safe Environment drill. "The Strategic Missile Forces’ manoeuvres with NBC protection play a special role. The NBC protection units will drill during the manoeuvres detection of more than 10 varieties of pathogens causing bacterial and viral diseases, including such as anthrax, plague and Ebola," the Strategic Missile Forces representative said.

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