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Russian Pacific Fleet, Army Launch Missiles During Joint Drills

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According to the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District, Russia’s Pacific Fleet and army forces successfully launched missile systens to reach sea targets on Friday during joint drills in the Sea of Japan.

VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — Russia’s Pacific Fleet and army forces struck sea targets on Friday during a joint exercise in the country’s Far East in the Sea of Japan, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District said.

"During the first stage of the drills, a boat strike group launched a missile attack at a sea target in the Peter the Great Gulf, followed by a successful attack from Bal coastal defense missiles systems on ships of enemy-decoy airborne forces," Capt. Rank Roman Martov said.

A total of 30 warships and supply vessels of Russia’s Pacific Fleet are taking part in the ongoing final leg of the winter military exercises. Su-24 bombers, as well as helicopters from the naval and army aviation branches of the Russian military provided air support to forces on the ground and at sea.

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