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For the first time, the autonomous launcher of the mobile missile complex PGRK Yars of the Teikovsky missile formation (Ivanovo region) was transported by a 360-ton double-width ferry through the deep and long sections of the Oka as part of a large-scale special exercise taking place in the Vladimir region.

With the help of the modern pontoon park PP-2005M, engineering units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation assembled a ferry according to a scheme of whole central links and side half-links for ferrying super-heavy large-sized equipment of the Strategic Missile Forces. This design has increased reserves of bearing capacity and makes it possible to guarantee the crossing of an autonomous launcher at increased wind and wave loads.

At the same time, the mass of the Yars PGRK launcher is about 100 tons. After working out the key episode, she was also ferried across the Oka using a floating bridge.

For the first time in world practice, pontoon units equipped a double-width pontoon bridge with a carrying capacity of 120 tons, which made it possible to double the carrying capacity of the crossing and ensure the movement of military and special equipment simultaneously in the same direction with waves of up to 3 points.

Other units of the starting battery of the Yars PGRK, including the combat watch support vehicle, were transported from the right to the left bank of the Oka over a stretch of over 500 m using a floating bridge.

According to the plan of the exercise, the road and railway bridges located in close proximity to the field positions of the missile battalion were destroyed by saboteurs, and the strategic missilemen, as part of the input received, changed the route of the convoy with large-sized equipment. There were no duplicate bridges providing the passage of heavy large-sized equipment in these areas.

As part of the exercise, pontoon units equipped all types of crossings: landing with the use of PTS-2; ferries with the use of PMM-2M and bridge crossings from the pontoon parks PP-2005. Military police units ensured the safety of the bridge crossings. They, for the first time operating on modern boats, motor boats, repelled the attack of sabotage groups of the conditional enemy. More than 1.6 thousand servicemen took part in the drawing of this episode, about 600 units of military and special equipment were involved.

The maneuvers are conducted under the direction of the Chief of the Engineering Troops of the RF Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Yuri Stavitsky. More than 8 thousand servicemen take part in them and about 1.5 thousand units of military equipment are involved.

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