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At the interspecific training ground “Tsugol” in the Trans-Baikal Territory, a bilateral command and staff exercise (KSHU) under the leadership of the commander of the Eastern Military District, Hero of Russia, Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko ended. The command staff involved formations and military units of the military district stationed in the Trans-Baikal Territory and the Amur Region.

During the exercise, the command and staffs of the combined-arms armies improved their skills in organizing the interaction of subordinate troops, all-round support, and applied the latest troop command and control techniques using modern secure communications systems.

Within the framework of the exercise, several practical stages took place to practice the actions of troops in defense and offensive.

They involved motorized rifle, tank, artillery and reconnaissance units. During the drawing of practical actions, heavy flamethrower systems “Solntsepek” were used, which provided fire support to the units in the offensive. In addition, the crews of the Iskander tactical missile systems hit the deepened command posts of the simulated enemy with training (electronic) launches of aeroballistic missiles.

In total, more than 12,000 servicemen took part in the large-scale exercise, about 3 thousand units of weapons and military equipment were involved, of which about 60 units of aviation equipment, including Su-25, Su-30SM aircraft, Mi-24 and Mi-8 AMTSh helicopters, up to 10 unmanned aerial vehicles.

The event became the final stage of the operational, mobilization and combat training of the military district troops in the winter training period.

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