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The battalion tactical groups of the motorized rifle unit of the 58th combined-arms army of the Southern Military District (YuVO) in the Chechen Republic destroyed a mock enemy in the mountains of the North Caucasus. The active phase of the bilateral battalion tactical exercise with live fire took place at the Gvardeisky training ground.

During the tactical exercise, battalion groups, with the support of army aviation, practiced defense in mountainous and wooded areas, going over to the offensive, capturing and holding an advantageous line, withdrawing from the battle and retreating to the area of ​​restoration of combat capability.

The officers of the headquarters of the leadership of the exercise assessed the ability of the commanders of subunits of all levels to apply various reconnaissance-fire and strike systems in practice, including counter-battery, aviation and sniper systems. In the interests of the commanders of battalion tactical groups, mobile tactical groups designed to combat unmanned aerial vehicles, equipped with air defense and electronic warfare equipment, as well as tactical aerosol countermeasures and tactical breakthrough groups, operated at the combined-arms range. When assessing each of the sides of the exercise, the inspectors paid special attention to the actions of the subunits on helicopters, as well as the skills of battalion commanders to control the attached air fire support in battle.

More than 1.5 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District took part in the bilateral battalion tactical exercise, about 200 units of weapons and military equipment were involved, including Mi-8AMTSh transport and assault helicopters, Mi-35M transport and combat helicopters, T-72B3 tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, Msta-S self-propelled artillery mounts, Tornado-G multiple launch rocket systems, and Orlan and Eleron unmanned aerial vehicles.

At the same time, four bilateral battalion and one regimental tactical exercises are held in the Southern Military District at combined-arms training grounds located in the Stavropol Territory, the Rostov Region, the Chechen Republic, the Volgograd Region and the Crimea. About 10 thousand servicemen take part in them, about 800 pieces of weapons and equipment are involved, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery pieces and multiple launch rocket systems. For the purpose of interspecific interaction, more than 40 aircraft and helicopters of army and operational-tactical aviation have been attracted from the association of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District.

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