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As part of a tactical exercise with the Guards anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Novorossiysk Guards air assault mountain formation, which ended at the Opuk training ground in the Republic of Crimea, the calculations of Strela-10 anti-aircraft missile batteries, Verba portable anti-aircraft missile systems and ZU-23 anti-aircraft installations carried out cover subunits of the formation during the conduct of assault operations to seize the airfield of the conditional enemy and the defense of a section of the sea coast from the landing of his amphibious assault.

After being loaded onto the Il-76MD aircraft, the regiment’s anti-aircraft missile batteries flew from the Kirovskoye airfield to the Okhchi-Oba landing site at the Opuk training ground in Crimea.

Having landed by parachute, together with the parachute units, the personnel of the anti-aircraft missile regiment on standard equipment made a march to the specified area and covered the units and subdivisions of the Novorossiysk mountain airborne forces from air attack weapons, in the course of repelling the offensive of the nearest reserves of the imaginary enemy.

Subsequently, the regiment’s subdivisions reached their starting positions along the water’s edge on the coast, where they began duty on air defense and covering the military units and subunits of the formation, which were defending the coastline from the landing of a simulated enemy amphibious assault.

At the set time, air targets, imitating enemy aircraft and helicopters, soared into the sky over the Black Sea. The crews of the Strela-10 anti-aircraft missile systems and the Verba portable anti-aircraft missile systems, having carried out all the necessary measures, by launching missiles from temporary and main starting positions, destroyed the aircraft of the imaginary enemy. In total, more than 20 air targets were hit during the air battle.

Summing up the preliminary results of the exercise, its leader, Guards Colonel Gennady Vinnik, noted the high professional training of the paratroopers of the Guards anti-aircraft missile regiment, who hit all air targets.

More than 500 servicemen and about 40 units of military and special equipment of the guards anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Novorossiysk guards air assault mountain formation were involved in the exercise.

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