MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Servicemen of the combined flamethrower battalion of radiation, chemical and biological (RCB) protection of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District (YuVO) fired a high-power thermobaric charge from heavy flamethrower multiple launch rocket systems TOS-1A “Solntsepek” at the Tarskoye mountain range.
To carry out the firing, a section of terrain with an area of more than 6 hectares was prepared with models of equipment, fortifications and other objects of a conditional enemy. Servicemen of the Southern Military District performed launches
220-mm thermobaric unguided rockets against targets located at a maximum distance of 3 to 5 km. Fire adjustment and assessment of the results of fire destruction of targets were carried out using unmanned aircraft systems.
In total, about 300 servicemen of the NBC defense of the Southern Military District took part in the training events, about 70 units of military equipment, including the TOS-1A “Solntsepёk” multiple launch rocket system, were involved.
The stage of bilateral battalion tactical and special exercises will be completed by September 15 this year. It also involves the forces of army, military transport, assault and operational-tactical aviation, ships of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla.
The exercises are held at 20 combined-arms training grounds located in the Astrakhan and Rostov regions, in the Stavropol and Kuban regions, in Adygea, Dagestan, North Ossetia, Chechnya, Crimea and at Russian military bases in Armenia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
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