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In the course of the tactical exercise of the artillery units of the Ulyanovsk separate guards airborne assault unit, which ended at the Polivno training ground near Ulyanovsk, the mortar crews of the 120-mm Sani mortars worked out the tasks of engaging the enemy with fire and consolidated their practical skills in the continuous control of crews and their fire.

Before the start of the exercise, special and tactical training sessions were held with the personnel of mortar units, during which the calculations worked out the standards for transferring mortars from the traveling position to the combat position, changing the firing positions, the direction and range of fire, bringing the rangefinders and artillery bussoles into a combat position, and also compiled maps of topographic geodetic reference and landmarks schemes.

The command and observation posts of the units were also equipped and the issues of fire control of mortar units during the period of artillery preparation were studied.

With the receipt of a signal to bring to the highest degree of readiness, the paratrooper artillerymen of the Ulyanovsk formation marched from the base camp to the designated line, where they equipped positions for firing mortars.

With the help of visual and sound reconnaissance means, as well as with the help of unmanned aviation, the locations of command posts and firing positions of the imaginary enemy’s artillery were revealed, the coordinates of which were immediately transferred to the command and observation posts of mortar units, after which the commanders of the mortar batteries carried out their spotting. After that, concentrated fire of 120-mm mortars destroyed the control points of the simulated enemy and suppressed the enemy’s artillery in firing positions.

In addition, as part of the exercise, the commanders worked out the control of subordinate units in various types of combined arms combat, using new forms and methods of conducting combat operations in a complex, rapidly changing situation, as close as possible to combat.

Summing up the results of the exercise, the chief of artillery of the guards unit of the Airborne Forces of the Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Chikunov, noted that the personnel coped with the assigned tasks in full, as a result of which they achieved good results, significantly increasing their practical skills in the fire defeat of the enemy.

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