KALININRAD, April 29. /TASS/. Over 1,000 Baltic Fleet personnel were involved in scheduled drills to practice anti-terror measures, the Fleet’s press office reported on Friday.
"The drills in the Fleet’s units and formations stationed in the Kaliningrad and Leningrad Regions involved anti-terror squads numbering over 1,000 troops and up to 50 items of combat and special hardware," the press office specified to TASS.
The participating troops coped with the tasks of promptly deploying equipment, in particular, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, Tigr-M and Taifun armored vehicles, special vehicles based on the UAZ chassis and reinforcement units to the designated areas and practiced measures to repel attempts by notional terrorists to infiltrate into military facilities, the press office said.
The anti-terror squads also practiced evacuating notionally ‘wounded’ fellow servicemen, conducting engineering reconnaissance upon troop deployments to amassment areas, and also carrying out radiation and chemical reconnaissance, using, in particular, unmanned aerial vehicles, special equipment and vehicles, it said.
"Simulation tools, including blank ammunition and thunder flashes, were used to simulate battlefield conditions," the press office said.