MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Within the framework of the active phase of a large-scale command and staff exercise (KSHU) with the guards airborne assault and artillery regiments of the Novorossiysk guards airborne assault mountain formation, transferred in a combined way to the territory of the Crimean peninsula from the Stavropol and Krasnodar territories, more parachuting and parachuting were carried out three BMD-2K-AU airborne combat vehicles from 7 Il-76md aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the Opuk training ground in the Republic of Crimea.
The aircraft were loaded in secret early in the morning at the Kirovskoye airfield in Crimea.
The reconnaissance of the object of the mock enemy was carried out by the “Orlan-10” UAV, which transmitted reconnaissance data to the control center monitors in real time.
Then, a reinforced parachute battalion and military equipment with accompanying crews, who jumped after the equipment, were parachuted to the landing site, after which, after collecting on the landing site, they seized the control tower of the conditional enemy’s field airfield, after which they went on the offensive, with performing the stage of live firing from the standard armament of BMD-2K-AU airborne combat vehicles, small arms (AK-12 assault rifles, Pecheneg machine guns), grenade launchers. In addition, a flamethrower platoon of the RKhBZ company of the compound, armed with RPO-A “Bumblebee” infantry rocket flamethrowers, was used. All targets were hit during the live-fire stage.
In order to prevent the approach and deployment of enemy reserves, a tactical airborne assault was landed from the Mi-8AMTSh transport and combat helicopters, as part of an airborne assault company.
Later, the landing of a self-propelled artillery division of an airborne assault regiment from large amphibious ships of the Black Sea Fleet on an unequipped sea coast was worked out, with preliminary making a passage in mine-explosive obstacles on the coast by engineering units and then marching to the area of firing positions.
“In accordance with the concept of the exercise, the reinforced paratrooper battalion of the Guards Airborne Assault Caucasian Cossack Regiment, having flown with seven Il-76md aircraft, landed on the Okhchi-Oba landing site in Crimea with the task of capturing a field airfield held by illegal armed groups. thereby ensuring the landing of aircraft with the main forces of the regiment. Then, going on the offensive, with the support of a battery of 120-mm self-propelled guns 2S9 “Nona-S”, seized a bridgehead on the Black Sea coast in the eastern part of the Crimean peninsula for the landing of the main forces of the Novorossiysk Guards Mountain Airborne Forces, arrived by water transport, with the subsequent transition to the defense of the sea coast “, – noted the commander of the guards air assault Caucasian Cossack regiment of the guard, Lieutenant Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky, -” The implementation of the tasks was complicated by a complex, rapidly changing situation. Only at the stage of landing and seizing a field airfield, the regiment’s personnel worked out more than 160 introductions, ”the regiment commander emphasized.
The actions of the Stavropol and Anapa paratroopers were highly appreciated by the command of the formation.
In total, more than 2,000 servicemen and 500 units of combat and special equipment of the Guards Airborne Assault Caucasian Cossack Regiment from Stavropol and the Guards Artillery, 7 Il-76md airplanes of military transport aviation, as well as airplanes and helicopters of ground attack and army aviation.
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