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During the active stage of the joint strategic exercise “West-2021” at the Mulino training ground, the units of unmanned aerial vehicles of the Ulyanovsk Separate Guards Airborne Assault Formation worked out the tasks of finding and detecting hidden objects of the imaginary enemy.

In the course of completing the tasks, the Orlan-10 UAV crews carried out measures to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles, launch them from limited sites, conducted aerial reconnaissance over woodland in order to detect command posts, fortifications and fire weapons of a simulated enemy. A gyro-stabilized television camera with a thermal imager installed on a drone helped to determine the exact coordinates of the location of hidden objects.

Also, actions were worked out for the simultaneous control of several UAVs from a ground point, including when one aircraft was used as a repeater, transmitting a control signal to a distant UAV.

For reference:

The joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision made 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) take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the waters of 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 personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems, take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus 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 the territory of the Russian Federation does not exceed 6400 military personnel.

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