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    Units of Russia's signals troops began on Monday large-scale communications field exercises in nine regions of the Eastern Military District, the district's press service said.

    Russia Starts Large-Scale Communications Drills in Nine Regions

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    Russia's signals troops in the Eastern Military District began massive drills with the use of cutting-edge equipment.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Units of Russia's signals troops began on Monday large-scale communications field exercises in nine regions of the Eastern Military District, the district's press service said.

    "The drills envision the use of advanced relay broadcast stations, mobile video-conferencing systems, modern radio stations and satellite communications that were put in service with the Eastern Military District in 2014-2015," the press service said in a statement.

    On March 12, Eastern Military District press head Col. Alexander Gordeyev said that a military exercise involving anti-air defense troops started in the region.

    Prior to that, on March 3, the district's press service said that more than 2,500 artillerymen were participating in a major military exercise in Russia's Far East, completing long-distance marches and practicing inter-unit coordination.

    In December 2014, the Russian Defense Ministry said it planned to carry out at least 4,000 military drills in 2015.


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