MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
More than 20 attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator” and Mi-28N “Night Hunter” flew to one of the airfields in the Nizhny Novgorod region in preparation for the joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”.
Army aviation crews took off from airfields in the Western Military District, non-stop overcoming an average of more than 500 km.
At the moment, the helicopters carry out post-flight maintenance and preparation of aviation equipment for the implementation of tasks for the combat use of aviation weapons and air support for ground forces in the course of the SSU “West-2021”.
The flight crew began to study the area of the upcoming flights, work out simulations on equipment and organize interaction with flight control groups at airfields and training grounds in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
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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