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On the eve of the 91st anniversary of the Airborne Forces, in the Ulyanovsk region, at the “Polivno” training ground, a tactical exercise with units of the Ulyanovsk Separate Guards Airborne Assault Formation began with the landing of personnel, equipment and live fire.

The exercise takes place from July 27 to July 29 under the leadership of the commander of the Ulyanovsk formation of the guard, Colonel Sergei Karasev.

Upon receipt of the signal to bring to the highest degree of readiness, the personnel of the subunits carried out all the priority measures in accordance with the guidelines and made a march on standard equipment from the point of permanent deployment to the take-off airfield “Ulyanovsk-Vostochny”, where they will load the BMD airborne assault vehicles. 2K-AU in military transport aircraft.

During the second stage of the exercise, after the landing of personnel and equipment on the Voskhod-1 landing site, the units of the formation will have to practice raiding operations in the rear of the imaginary enemy, as well as the seizure and destruction of supply and training bases of illegal armed formations (IAF).

In the future, the subunits will work out the task of conducting an offensive with the capture of an advantageous line and the task of holding it until the main forces of the guards air assault formation approach.

At the final stage of the exercise, at the Polyvno training ground, the units will work out blocking and destroying the defending enemy from the standard armament of BMD-2K-AU airborne combat vehicles, 82-mm Podnos mortars, RPG-7D grenade launchers, small arms and sniper weapons, and rocket infantry flamethrowers RPO-A “Bumblebee”.

In total, more than 500 servicemen and 100 units of military and special equipment of the Ulyanovsk Separate Guards Airborne Assault Formation, 3 Il-76md aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces were involved in the exercise.

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