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Kazakh Navy highlights readiness in force protection exercise

25th February 2021 - 08:45 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

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With its vitally important geostrategic location between Europe and Asia, Kazakhstan recently held a force protection exercise in the Caspian Sea.

The Kazakh Naval Forces recently conducted an exercise in the Caspian Sea focusing on providing force protection for ships in harbour to combat submarine-launched attacks that included minelaying and SF divers. The exercise was conducted from the main naval base at Aktau.

The exercise commenced with intelligence being received that ‘subversive submarine groups’ were operating in the area with the aim of sabotaging ships in the berth at Aktau.

According to a Naval Forces spokesperson, the duty officer on the recently upgraded SERGEK video surveillance system inspected the condition of the berth. Mines were seen and a search was conducted

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