Russian nuclear-powered submarines recently carried out military exercises in the Arctic Ocean, to test readiness to defend the Russian Arctic. That is reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense in a press release.
The military exercise, named Umka-2022, was conducted by the Russian Pacific Fleet, and controlled from the command ship ”Marsal Krylov”. According to the ministry, the nuclear submarines ”Omsk” and ”Novosibirsk” launched anti-ship cruise missiles in a surface position toward a sea target which imitated a detachment of enemy warships. […]
The launches took place in the Chukchi Sea, north of the Bering Strait, which separates the eastern part of Russia and the American state of Alaska. […]
Recently, the air forces of the Russian Northern Fleet also carried out an exercise to protect the state border in the airspace in the Arctic. The Northern Fleet operates out from the Kola peninsula, close to the Norwegian border. The air defense regiment, stationed on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, was involved in the exercise.
According to the press service of the Northern Fleet, the combat crews of the S-400 air defense missile system carried out measures connected to radar reconnaissance and tracking of targets of an imitated enemy. An air defense battle was carried out with simulated launches of air defense-controlled missiles. The role of the enemy was performed by Su-33 and MiG-29K fighter aircrafts. Läs artikel