MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Tank crews of the military base of the Southern Military District (YuVO) stationed in the Republic of South Ossetia, using unmanned aerial vehicles, fired at moving targets. The live-fire stage took place as part of a bilateral tactical exercise with battalion tactical groups of the formation.
More than 30 tank crews fired from the T-72B3 tank cannons with a regular projectile, as well as from a large-caliber anti-aircraft machine gun at emerging and moving targets imitating a tank, an anti-tank grenade launcher crew and a recoilless artillery gun at distances from 300 to 2 thousand meters. in the daytime and at night using thermal imagers.
The driver-mechanics performed cross-country driving exercises overcoming natural obstacles, as well as anti-tank ditches and obstacles.
At the same time, four bilateral battalion and one regimental exercises are held in the Southern Military District at combined-arms training grounds located in the Stavropol Territory, in 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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