Russian Strategic Missile Forces to hold over 200 drills in 2021

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces will conduct more than 200 exercises of various levels in 2021, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

“In 2021, the Strategic Missile Forces will have than 200 exercises of various levels, including tactical and special tactical exercises with missile regiments and missile divisions, as well as a number of command-and-staff exercises with missile formations,” TASS News Agency quoted the Ministry statement as saying on Sunday.

“The intensity of activities during the exercises will change significantly with a general tendency to maintain their duration,” the statement added.

Russia’s latest missile systems and about 10 models of modern special equipment will be used during the drills, according to the Ministry.

The service personnel for the missile forces will perform a number of tasks, including intensive manoeuvers on combat patrol routes, it added.

In 2020, the Strategic Missile Forces also conducted over 200 command-and-staff and tactical exercises.