Snap readiness inspection has started in the Caspian flotilla of the Russian Southern Military district as part of the combat readiness drills ordered by Russian Ground Forces Colonel General Aleksandr Dvornikov, the press secretary of the Southern military district, Vadim Astafiev told journalists.
100% of the Caspian Flotilla personnel have taken part in the combat readiness inspection. Ship crews and marines carried out drills, preparing to go out to sea to test the ships and service boats. The Marine Corps’ military equipment was transferred to designated areas.
"In accordance with operational readiness tests, the Flotilla’s ships and marine corps will carry out tactical exercises at the test sites and on the coast,” Astafiev specified.
The press service of the Southern military district notes that the command staff will assess the status of the combat and operational readiness of the personnel, and will check their ability to carry out practical actions in complicated tactical situations. Commanders of the Flotilla will also show their ability to organize the joint-force cooperation and management of various types of forces.