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In the Republic of Belarus, during the stage of the joint strategic exercise “West-2021”, reconnaissance units of the tank army of the Western Military District, together with Belarusian servicemen, worked out tasks using the “Strelets” reconnaissance, command and control systems (KRUS).

Reconnaissance groups equipped with KRUS “Strelets” made a march of many kilometers to the rear of the imaginary enemy, searched for areas where armored vehicles were located, the location of command posts, fuel and ammunition depots, as well as railway stations for unloading military echelons of the imaginary enemy. The equipment allowed the reconnaissance group to clarify and transmit the exact coordinates of the targets on which the artillery units and aviation were defeated.

The reconnaissance units also searched for and neutralized illegal armed groups, uncovered the location of caches with weapons and ammunition, worked out the placement of “secrets”, observers, sniper pairs, equipment and camouflage of hidden positions.

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.

The return of military command and control bodies and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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