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Pacific Fleet

The Pacific Fleet (PF) is an operational-strategic association of the Navy of Russia. The Russian Pacific Fleet as a part of the Navy and the Armed Forces of Russia is in general a means of military security of Russia in the Asia Pacific region.

To perform the tasks the Pacific Fleet incorporates strategic missile submarines, multi-purpose nuclear-powered and diesel-driven submarines, surface ships for operations in oceanic and near-sea areas, naval missile-carrying aviation, antisubmarine and fighter aviation, ground troops, units of ground and coastal troops.

The main tasks of the Russian Pacific Fleet 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;
• execution 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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