Russia’s Strategic Missile Force to hold over 100 drills this year

Russia’s Strategic Missile Force to hold over 100 drills this year 1 June, 2020

Russian Defence Ministry announced that Russia’s Strategic Missile Force would hold over 100 various drills during the summer training period that kicked off on June 1.

Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency reported the announcement.

“During the summer training period, the Strategic Missile Force will conduct over 30 tactical drills with missile regiments and more than 70 special tactical exercises with logistics and military security forces,” the ministry said in a statement.

The drills will involve multiservice interacting forces and capabilities. The duration and the number of training measures will be increased, the statement says.

“In logistics units, the duration of measures to practice tasks in field conditions will be increased to one month. The number of regiment-, battalion-and company-level exercises will also grow, the ministry said.

During the training process, onsite classes to learn to operate new missile systems will be introduced, and advanced weapon systems will be widely used. The new programs and methods that are being introduced will helpfully use the latest weapon systems’ inherent operational characteristics, the ministry said.


The Strategic Missile Forces or Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Federation or RVSN RF are a military branch of the Russian Armed Forces that controls Russia's land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The RVSN was first formed in the Soviet Armed Forces, and when the USSR collapsed in December 1991, it effectively changed its name from the Soviet to the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces or Strategic Missile Troops.

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