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The created air defense shield makes it possible to detect, escort and destroy air targets of a conventional enemy, including aircraft, missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Having made a march to the areas of the exercise, the crews of the Pantsir-S divisions and the S-400 Triumph missile systems equipped positions and organized the protection of objects along the perimeters of the positional areas. The servicemen of the air defense units have worked out the standards for deploying complexes and moving to reserve positional areas.

The main task of the air defense crews of the Western Military District during the SSU “West-2021” is to cover the areas of concentration of the troops involved in the exercise from air strikes and cruise missiles, long-range radar detection equipment and jammers of the imaginary enemy.

The joint strategic exercise (SSU) “West-2021” 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, and 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) take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea and at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

About 200 thousand people, more than 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, incl. over 290 tanks, over 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, up to 15 ships. Of these, 12,800 people (including up to 2,500 Russian military personnel), more than 30 aircraft and helicopters, up to 350 units of military equipment (including about 140 tanks, up to 110 guns, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars) are involved in exercises on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

The exercise also involves about 2,000 servicemen from member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other friendly countries.

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