Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards training Gulf of Aden frigate Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France financing tests Bulava Yury Dolgoruky Serdiukov US Navy Mediterranean cruise Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiralteyskie Verfi Admiral Gorshkov Mistral Vladivostok accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Russia - France Rosoboronexport Vysotsky ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk defense order negotiations aircraft conflict China deployment naval aviation Putin investigations Black Sea Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime Far East marines meeting Severnaya Verf scandals memorials Syria traditions South Korea statistics Japan escort Neustrashimy Yasen tenders Admiral Chabanenko Marshal Shaposhnikov convoys Ukrainian Navy problems Severodvinsk Chirkov reinforcement tension firings technology tragedy Baltic Sea Almaz upgrade search and rescue Moskva frontier service Caspian Flotilla provocation hostages court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying Turkey rumors death Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta shipwreck World War II Petr Veliky helicopters Kilo class Kaliningrad Admiral Vinogradov Norway Rubin launching patrols Russia-Norway
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
Tell a friend Print version

Northern Fleet Marines Finished Field Drill

Northern Fleet Marines Finished Field Drill 21.02.2012
Text: Western Military District Press Service
Photo: Western Military District Press Service
Artillery units of Northern Fleet (NF) Marine Regiment have completed the first in 2012 field drill with practical firing by 122-mm self-propelled howitzers Gvozdika and 82-mm mortars Podnos. Over 200 high-explosive fragmentation shells and mortar bombs were spent during the drill.

The field drill became the first serious preparedness test for crews of self-propelled howitzers and mortars. Prime objective of the drill was improving teamwork and commanding skills of the crews.

Over 40% of personnel attended the drill were servicemen arrived in the regiment in spring 2011 during draft campaign and signed military contract early 2012. Further intensive training would help to drill crews of artillery guns, and practice firing skills.

Particular emphasis was put on training of crew leaders. They directed selection, equipping and concealment of firing positions, and adjusted fire.

Back to the list

Back to news list