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Russian, Norwegian warships conduct live fire drills at Pomor-2010

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Russian and Norwegian warships practiced firing live artillery rounds at simulated surface and aerial targets during the first stage of the Pomor-2010 naval exercises, Russia's Northern Fleet spokesman said on Tuesday.

Russian and Norwegian warships practiced firing live artillery rounds at simulated surface and aerial targets during the first stage of the Pomor-2010 naval exercises, Russia's Northern Fleet spokesman said on Tuesday.

The Russian Northern Fleet and the Norwegian Navy are conducting the joint drills from June 7-11 in the Barents and Norwegian Seas.

"The Russian and Norwegian ships have started practicing a wide range of drills on communications, navigation, maneuvering and coordinated firing at various targets," Vadim Serga said.

The four-stage exercise also includes anti-submarine warfare drills, anti-piracy operations, and search-and-rescue missions.

The Norwegian Navy is represented by guided missile frigate Otto Sverdrup, Coast Guard ship Nordkapp, the Orion patrol aircraft, F-16 fighters and Lynx helicopters, while Russia's Northern Fleet is represented by the Severomorsk destroyer, Il-38 ASW aircraft, Su-33 fighters and a Ka-27 naval helicopter.

Intensive combat training and a continued presence in the world's oceans are priorities for the Russian Navy.

In the second half of 2010, Russian warships will take part in a number of large-scale naval drills, continue patrolling the pirate-infested waters off the Somali coast and make about 50 foreign port calls.

MURMANSK, June 8 (RIA Novosti) 

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