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In the Rostov Region, on the territory of the National Military-Historical Museum Complex of the Great Patriotic War “Sambek Heights” in the Rostov Region, the Military-Technical Forum of the Southern Military District (YuVO) “Army-2021” has ended.

Over the course of three days, more than 40 thousand people visited the sites for static and dynamic demonstrations of weapons, military and special equipment.

On the final day, a dynamic display of the combat capabilities of subunits and weapons took place, during which the audience was shown modern tactical methods of warfare, episodes of historical battles, as well as air combat and a demonstration flight of the aviation of the Air Force and Air Defense Association of the Southern Military District.

Air combat was demonstrated by the crews of the Su-30SM fighters.

Motorized riflemen of the Southern Military District on infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3 and armored personnel carriers BTR-82A showed tactical bypassing and coverage of positions, and tankers and artillerymen – elements of maneuverable defense.

The scouts and special forces fighters overcame difficult obstacles on armored vehicles and destroyed the ambush of the conditional enemy.

On the tactical field, T-72B3 tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers were simultaneously used. Cover from air strikes of the mock enemy was provided by the crews of the Strela-10SV anti-aircraft missile systems, and the motorized rifle subunits of the tactical airborne assault carried out the seizure of the bridgehead.

The servicemen of the Southern Military District overcame obstacles on military equipment, provided the paths of movement with the help of special vehicles of the engineering troops, clearing the routes of movement from debris and building bridges over the ravines.

Also, the crews of the T-72B3 tanks demonstrated their professionalism by performing the episodes “Flying Tank” and “Tank Waltz”.

The events of the Army-2021 forum in the Rostov region were completed by an air parade of aviation of the Southern Military District – more than 50 crews of modern aircraft and helicopters of the army, operational-tactical and air transport aviation of the Southern Military District flew over the Sambek Heights.

4 pairs of army aviation helicopters flew in the air formation at a speed of 200 km / h. The parade structure was opened by multipurpose helicopters Mi-8AMTSh “Terminator”, followed by a pair of combat attack and multipurpose helicopters Mi-35, Mi-28N “Night Hunter” and Ka-52 “Alligator”.

Further, the flight was continued by operational-tactical aviation aircraft, including Su-25 Grach attack aircraft, Su-34 bombers, and Su-30cm fighters at a speed of 600 km / h.

Also on the sites of the static display were about 100 samples of modern weapons and military equipment, including T-72B3, T-90 tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, S-400 Triumph air defense systems, Pantsir-S “,” Tor-M2 “,” Buk-M3 “, multiple-launch rocket systems” Tornado “of various calibers, self-propelled artillery pieces, armored vehicles, communications troops, electronic warfare, engineering troops, radiation, chemical and biological protection, the latest complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles, planes and helicopters of the army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District and other equipment.

Within the framework of the forum, a military-historical conference “The Russian Army in the Caucasus. The history of the development of the troops of the Southern Military District at various stages of its construction, the creation and formation of the main formations of the military district. ” The participants of the conference discussed the topics of the activities of the Russian army in the Caucasus in the pre-revolutionary period, and also considered the combat path of the troops of the military district and the history of the formation and organizational development of the main associations and formations of the Southern Military District.

At the Sambek Heights, a sports cluster with areas for shooting from pneumatic weapons, bows and crossbows, as well as a paintball town worked for the guests of the forum. In the recreation area, there were organized catering points, sale of souvenirs and soft drinks. Here, the military chefs of the motorized rifle unit of the Southern Military District treated the visitors of the forum to soldiers’ porridge.

The guests of the forum could plunge into the atmosphere of the times of the Great Patriotic War in the partisan village, recreated to the smallest detail based on the stories and descriptions of the front-line soldiers.

The atmosphere of celebration and good mood was created by the creative teams of the Rostov garrison, the work of a mobile selection complex under a contract for military service, an exit reception of the joint strategic command of the Southern Military District, as well as a mobile point for informing citizens about recruitment to the country’s military army reserve (BARS) was organized. Experts advised on the conditions of admission to military service under the contract, in the mob-reserve units, on military-political, financial and economic, housing, medical, personnel, social, property and other issues.

For the first time in the program of the military-technical forum, a military-historical reconstruction was carried out, dedicated to the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Rostov region from the Nazi invaders. The organizers of the event presented the events of the battles in the zone of the Southern Front during the breakthrough of the Wehrmacht defense in August 1943.

On the final day of the YuVO forum, a solemn ceremony of transferring the battle flags of the Red Army to the Sambek Heights military history museum of the Rostov region took place. The canvases of fifteen banners of formations and military units, formed during the Great Patriotic War on the territory of the Rostov region, were transferred to storage as exhibition exhibits.

In total, on the territory of the Southern Military District, the military-technical forum “Army-2021” was held at 26 sites in 14 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and at Russian military bases in Abkhazia, Armenia and South Ossetia. The events involved about 800 units of modern military and special equipment, more than 70 ships and vessels, over 100 aircraft and helicopters of the Air Force and Air Defense Association of the Southern Military District, as well as the naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet.

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