Russia, US to hold nuclear security drills in August

By on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Russia and the United States will hold joint nuclear security drills within the framework of the bilateral military cooperation committee, the U.S. Department of State said.

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

The event, to focus 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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