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Military signalmen and specialists of the electronic warfare (EW) units of the Western Military District (ZVO), within the framework of the joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”, equipped control points and protected communication centers in designated areas.

In fulfilling the task, modern control points were created, equipped with digital communication and automation facilities. Military signalmen ensured the deployment of digital channels for transmitting information, the operation of switching equipment, special equipment, satellite communication channels, video conferencing at control points.

Experts of the EW ZVO have created a covert command and control system and protection of command posts from unmanned aerial vehicles of the imaginary enemy, protecting radio channels from massive impact and suppression of radio frequencies of EW, ensuring continuous command and control of troops in the areas of the SSU “West-2021”.

At the same time, special attention was paid to ensuring the high-quality operation of communication channels and information transfer in the links “district command – formation – formation – battalion”.

At the Zapad-2021 SSU, the ZVO signalmen use modern communication kits supplied to the troops in 2021. To ensure secure communications, more than 1.5 thousand servicemen were involved in the exercise, more than 600 units of special equipment were involved, including the R-160-0.5 communication station and the P-240I-4 Pereselenets digital communication complexes, capable of creating more than one hundred closed channels for video broadcasting and cellular communication.

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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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