MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
At the Osipovichsky training ground in the Mogilev region of the Republic of Belarus, the second stage of the joint Belarusian-Russian battalion tactical exercise was completed. The joint reinforced paratrooper battalion worked out the issue of escorting the automobile convoy and ensuring its crossing over the water barrier.
According to the plan of the exercise, on the route of the advance of the rear column, the bridge over the reclamation canal was destroyed by the enemy. To overcome the water barrier 16 meters wide, it was decided to use the heavy mechanized bridge TMM-3, which was promptly erected by Belarusian military engineers.
Covering the convoy and the water crossing was provided by four armored personnel carriers BTR-80 with standard armament and more than 40 servicemen of the reinforced battalion, who were landed on the opposite bank by landing method to counteract the sabotage groups of the imaginary enemy. Air cover for the crossing was provided by a Mi-8MT helicopter.
At the next stage, the paratroopers of the two countries will have to work out the retention of the assigned defensive line with a live firing stage at the Osipovichsky training ground and land in the designated area from the Il-76 MD aircraft.
In total, more than 400 servicemen from the Vitebsk Separate Guards Airborne Brigade and the personnel of the airborne assault unit of the Pskov Airborne Forces, about 35 armored vehicles, more than 25 units of automotive equipment, 8 mortar crews, 2 MI-8 and 1 helicopters were involved in the stage. calculation of an unmanned aircraft complex (UAS).
The planned Belarusian-Russian tactical exercise is being held from March 15 to March 27 this year under the leadership of the commander of the Vitebsk Separate Guards Airborne Brigade of the Guards, Colonel Alexei Elfimov.
About 90 servicemen of the Black Sea Guards Airborne Assault Regiment of the Pskov Guards Airborne Forces are taking part in the exercise on behalf of the Russian Federation. The Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus have involved over 400 personnel and about 100 units of military and special equipment of the Vitebsk Separate Guards Airborne Force, airplanes and helicopters of military transport aviation.
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