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More than 1.5 thousand soldiers guards tank regiment combined army of the Western military district raised by drill and has begun the first phase of the largest regimental tactical exercises in the Leningrad region.

Logistic support and maintenance engineering moved to the areas of combat of the regiment and has deployed more than 2 km line of fortifications, fortifications, areas of delivery of ammunition and refueling of fuel and lubricants.

Engineering-road services organized the passages in the swamp and across the shallow river for the passage of tank, infantry and artillery columns.

In the framework of the first stage of the exercises on the General range of Luga the personnel of a tank regiment in combat vehicles of infantry BMP-2, tanks T-72B3, and calculations of towed howitzers “Msta-B” artillery systems “Grad” and “Tornado-G” will fulfill the task of mobile defense, interspecific interactions of heterogeneous groups of troops using unmanned aircraft, including helicopters. First cover of the troops of the advanced level will undertake units on electronic warfare complexes “Stole-It” and “Snare”.

In the second stage of the exercise in a United front with total width more than 20 kilometers will act tankers, motorized infantry, artillery, air defence units and intelligence under the guise of army and tactical aviation.

Completed the active phase of the military exercises of tank units Guards combined arms army ZVO execution of tasks in the defense and counter-offensive on September 26.

Also for the first time in the tactics tank units will be applied to large-scale maneuvers encircling forces, advanced and RAID troops battalion tactical groups, and firing special artillery shells “Krasnopol”.

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