US, Russia, Norway to hold joint naval drills

August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US, Russian and Norwegian naval forces are holding joint firing exercises in the Norwegian Sea, a Russian Navy official said Wednesday.

The US Navy’s USS Farragut guided missile destroyer, Russia’s Admiral Chabanenko Udaloy II class destroyer and Norway’s MS Nordkapp frigate were to “perform firing exercises at an above-surface target” Wednesday, said Vadim Serga, a spokesman for Russia’s Northern Fleet.

The Northern Eagle drills, which end Aug 25, will also focus on joint maritime air defence.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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