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During a special exercise, military engineers of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District (YuVO) used heavy mechanized bridge kits and ferried troops across ravines in the Astrakhan region.

Engineering units worked out the tasks of bringing to the highest degree of combat readiness, after which they fulfilled the standards for the arrangement of bridge crossings using the TMM-3M2 heavy mechanized bridge kits on the KamAZ chassis. The servicemen built 40-meter bridges with a carrying capacity of up to 60 tons and ensured the passage of troops through the ravines.

Also, specialists of the engineering service, during remote mining, used an engineering and reconnaissance fire loop, worked out the conduct of engineering reconnaissance of the terrain, and carried out fortification equipment of borders, positions and areas.

During the exercise, a special commission of the headquarters of the Southern Military District assessed the implementation of combat readiness measures, the state of weapons, military equipment and material and technical support.

Special exercises to support the troops of the Southern Military District will be held simultaneously on the territory of ten training grounds in the Astrakhan, Volgograd and Rostov regions, Dagestan and Crimea, as well as at military bases in Abkhazia, Armenia and South Ossetia.

In total, more than 6.5 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District are involved in special exercises of the engineering troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, about 1 thousand units of weapons, military and special equipment are involved in them.

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