Beefing up forces ahead of Zapad-2021, Northern Fleet kicks off large-scale exercise,

More than 10,000 soldiers take part as the Northern Fleet over the next days conducts a command and staff training exercise on land, at sea, and in the air.

Marines are shooting with heavy weapons along the coast of the Sredny Peninsula only 20 kilometers from Russia’s border to Norway in the north. The tactical exercise on the coast to the Barents Sea is aimed as an anti-amphibious defense mission and is just one of many parts of the larger command and staff training led by Commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Aleksandr Moiseev.

Some 400 soldiers with 80 units of military equipment are moved out to the coast where the exercise shootings take place, including with anti-aircraft missile systems, the press service in Severomorsk informs. Läs artikel