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Friday, March 20, 2015

Russian Navy Carries Out Mock Attack on Nuclear Submarine

Tu-142 Bear FRussian naval units launched an air-and-sea practice offensive on a nuclear submarine today in the Barents Sea, which Russia shares with Norway. The drill is part of Russia’s massive snap military drills which are due to continue until 21 March.

The ‘strike and search group’, as the Russian Ministry of Defence referred to it, from the navy’s Northern Fleet comprised of Tu-142 ‘Bear’ naval aviation reconnaissance bombers and Il-38 ‘Dolphin’ maritime patrol jets as well as two small anti-submarine ships and support vessels.

The practice attack on one of the Northern Fleet’s nuclear submarine units, designated as a target for the benefit of the exercise, went ahead today and according to the Russian Ministry of Defence the drill was successful, Russian state news service Tass reports.

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