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Northern Fleet

The Northern Fleet (NF) is an operational-strategic association of the Navy of Russia. The basis of the modern Northern Fleet is composed of nuclear-powered missile and torpedo submarines, missile-carrying and antisubmarine aviation, missile, aircraft-carrying and anti-submarine ships.

The main tasks of the Northern Fleet of Russia at the present time are as follows:

• Maintenance of naval strategic nuclear forces in constant readiness for nuclear deterrence;
• Protection of the economic zone and areas of productive activities, suppression of illegal productive activities;
• Ensuring safety of navigation;
• Implementation of foreign policy actions of the Government in economically important areas of the oceans (visits, routine entries, joint exercises, activities as a part of peacekeeping forces, etc.).

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