MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Nizhny Novgorod region, at the Mulino training ground, combat training specialists of the Western Military District (ZVO) for the West-2021 joint strategic exercise (SSU) created a deeply echeloned target environment.
They prepared over 15 thousand targets intended for destruction at distances from 100 m to 20 km. In total, more than 200 combat training specialists of the district are involved.
The main stage of practical actions of the coalition group of forces will take place at the Mulino training ground. The size of the range allows conducting interspecific and joint exercises using all types of weapons, including operational-tactical missiles of the Iskander-M complex.
The CFM Board of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision adopted by the heads of the two states.
Exercise “West-2021” is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.
Practical actions of troops (forces) will take place from 10 to 16 September at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
In total, up to 200 thousand military personnel will take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of Russia and Belarus, about 80 aircraft and helicopters will be involved, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars , as well as up to 15 ships.
The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training, subject to the Vienna Document 2011 on Confidence and Security Building Measures, on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6,400 servicemen.
The return of military command and control bodies and troops to their permanent deployment points after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October.
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