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Russia, U.S. to hold nuclear security drills in August

RIA Novosti

07:54 26/07/2011 WASHINGTON, July 26 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and the United States will hold joint nuclear security drills under the auspices of the bilateral military cooperation committee, the U.S. Department of State said.

The exercise, codename Crimson Rider, will take place at the Camp Guernsey base in Wyoming. The exact date of the exercise is yet to be announced.

The drills, focusing on counter-terrorism measures, will involve a vehicle used for transporting nuclear warheads.

The drills are aimed at exchanging tactical and technical experience in providing security for nuclear materials. Russian and U.S. servicemen will also train to prevent proliferation of self-made explosive devices.

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