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The Marine Corps of the Caspian Flotilla (CFL) of the Southern Military District, after the battalion tactical exercise (BTU), returned to the point of permanent deployment (PPD), making marches on armored vehicles from the Zelenomorsk, Turali and Adanak training grounds in Dagestan.

Within the framework of the BTU, during the week, the marines carried out tasks for the antiamphibious defense of a section of the sea coast, actions for the landing of troops and equipment in the “afloat” and “ship-to-shore” method using armored personnel carriers BTR-82A, BTR-70M, repelled the landing of a detachment of amphibious assault a conditional enemy with the conduct of a counterattack and the restoration of the defense sector.

The servicemen also fired from artillery mounts, artillery weapons of armored personnel carriers and standard small arms. In addition, command and observation posts were deployed, patrols were organized, engineering equipment was carried out and the defended areas were masked.

The main purpose of the exercise was to test the combat readiness of the Marine Corps units, to improve combat coordination in the preparation, conduct of offensive actions and the organization of positional defense.

The exercise was carried out as part of the planned combat training activities of the CFL this year, about 800 servicemen took part in it, about 150 pieces of weapons, military and special equipment, artillery pieces, mortars, as well as landing boats and ships of the flotilla were involved.

The stage of bilateral battalion tactical exercises in the troops of the Southern Military District will be completed by September 15 of 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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