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KALININGRAD, September 2. /TASS/. Over 500 infantrymen with the Russian Baltic Fleet coastal defense forces conducted a live fire exercise at a firing range in the country's westernmost Kaliningrad Region, fleet spokesman Vladimir Matveyev said on Wednesday.
"The tactical exercise of infantrymen with the fleet coastal defense forces involved around 500 troops and more than 60 infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled artillery pieces and air defense systems, as well as Sukhoi Su-24 [NATO reporting name: Fencer] planes and Mil Mi-24 [Hind] helicopters of the fleet’s air branch," Matveyev said.
According to Matveyev, the troops were tasked with repelling an attack of superior forces of the notional enemy trying to get into the Kaliningrad Region. To stop the ‘enemy’, the troops hit over 400 targets simulating ‘hostile’ tracked and wheeled vehicles, aircraft and personnel.
Elimination of the notional enemy’s commandos and the actions to be taken by friendly personnel during air raids, contaminated area passage, cultural and natural obstacle clearance, and protection of friendly manpower and materiel from precision-guided weapons and weapons of mass destruction were practiced during the exercise, Matveyev added.