Arctic motorised rifle units conduct motorised march across Chukotka peninsula
Units of the Arctic Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Northern Fleet, taking part in the Vostok 2018 maneuvers, carried out a march across the territory of the Chukotka Peninsula from the shore of the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific coast using standard vehicles designed for operations in the Far North.
The march was carried out along the Cape Vankarem - the village of Egvekinot covering more than 270 kilometers off-road on DT-10P articulated all-terrain tracked carrier in two days.
During the march, they trained raid tactics to search for and destroy simulated commando groups.
At separate stages of the march, military units fired from small arms and large-caliber machine guns at prepared target positions.
Forces of the Northern Fleet participate in Vostok 2018 maneuvers in northeast direction as part of the Arctic force grouping. To participate in the Vostok 2018 maneuvers ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet made a transfer from the main point of basing on the Kola Peninsula to the area of maneuvers through the Northern Sea Route. Since August 8 ships and vessels passed more than 4,000 nautical miles and completed the tasks of several tactical exercises in the Arctic.
The Vostok 2018 maneuvers have kicked off in the territory of the Far East and Pacific Ocean water zones on September 11-17 in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces under the leadership of the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. .
Military command and control units, troops of the Eastern and Central military districts, forces of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of Aerospace Forces will be involved in the maneuvers. In total, some 300,000 servicemen will take part in maneuvers, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, up to 36,000 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles, up to 80 ships and support vessels will be involved.