MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The largest-scale joint use of aviation and air defense systems of the Central Military District took place during the final stage of the bilateral exercises of the combined arms army of the district. In total, more than 20 aircraft and helicopters and over 250 pieces of equipment of the air defense forces were involved.
The grouping of aviation and air defense forces, created to protect the area of deployment and air support of the troops, repelled missile strikes, unmanned aerial vehicles and destroyed ground targets of the simulated enemy at the training ground near Orenburg.
In the course of practical action, the crews of the Tunguska anti-aircraft missile and gun systems and Igla MANPADS repulsed an attack by more than 50 unmanned aerial vehicles with percussion equipment. Squadrons of Su-34 multifunctional fighter-bombers destroyed anti-aircraft missile systems, penetrating into the area of the enemy’s echeloned air defense using electronic warfare systems.
Acting as part of the flight units, the Mi-24P crews, lined up in a “circle” battle formation, inflicted continuous fire damage at the targets of the enemy’s fortified area. Using unguided C-8 air-to-surface missiles, the helicopters inflicted continuous fire damage on communications, command posts and communication routes in the area occupied by the enemy.
The main practical stage of troop operations is under the direction of the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin.
This year’s largest bilateral exercise of the 41st combined-arms and 2nd Guards combined-arms armies of the Central Military District (CVD) with the participation of more than 12 thousand servicemen and 3 thousand units of military equipment is held from 10 to 14 August at four training grounds in Siberia and the Volga region.
Motorized rifle, tank subunits, groupings of missile forces and artillery, air defense, operational-tactical and army aviation, radiation, chemical and biological protection, electronic warfare, logistics, as well as calculations of unmanned aerial vehicle complexes are involved in practicing joint practical actions ” Outpost “,” Orlan-10 “and” Eleron “.
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