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Russia’s Baltic Fleet missile units to hold drills in Kaliningrad region

July 29, 2015, 14:34 UTC+3 KALININGRAD

The exercises of the Baltic Fleet’s missile forces will last until the end of the week

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Mil Mi-24 attack helicopter

Mil Mi-24 attack helicopter

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KALININGRAD, July 29. /TASS/. The Guards Missile Brigade of the Baltic Fleet’s coastal troops based in Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad Region will hold drills with simulated multiple and single missile launches, Western Military District spokesman Andrey Bespaly said on Wednesday.

The missile brigade was alerted to make a multi-kilometer march to the area of the military exercises. During their march, the brigade’s units practised destroying a simulated enemy force’s subversive groups and reconnaissance teams, acting amid an air raid, crossing contaminated terrain, various obstacles and natural barriers and moving in the conditions of fires.

The missile units were supported by Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) attack helicopters and Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer) bombers from the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation, the spokesman said.

"The exercises that are being held according to the combat training plan will crown in simulated grouped and single missile launches with the multiple change of launch sites," he added.

The exercises of the Baltic Fleet’s missile forces will last until the end of the week, the spokesman said.

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