Over 10,000 troops and and 1,000 pieces of combat hardware will be involved in drills of three missile armies of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force, the Defense Ministry of Russia announced on March 27.
“Command and staff exercises will be held in March in formations of the Vladimir, Orenburg and Omsk missile armies. During the drills, the inspected units and formations (missile regiments, technical missile bases, support and protection units) will practice measures to go on the highest combat alert and accomplish missions to bring missile regiments to the routes of combat patrols,” the miilitary said in a statement according to the country’s state-run news agency TASS. “Missile units and formations will be checked for all the components of combat readiness, combat duty and the personnel’s moral and psychological state and counteraction to terrorism. Also, exercises will be held to check combat training skills,” the ministry added.
The drills will be also aimed at expanding skills of the anti-subversion groups to detect, block and destroy an enemy.
Engineer troops will train in clearing obstacles, deploying posts for comprehensive water cleaning and installing heavy mechanical bridges across rivers.