MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Air defense units of the Aerospace Forces and the Western Military District have been relocated to the Ashuluk training ground within the framework of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”.
In the course of redeployment, combat crews of anti-aircraft missile and radio-technical troops, after arriving in a train from the points of permanent deployment in the Astrakhan region, made many kilometers of marches to a new positioning area. At the same time, the personnel worked out the tasks of repelling the sabotage and reconnaissance groups and overcoming the contaminated area of the terrain.
Upon arrival at the destination, the crews of the S-400, Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile systems of radar stations for various purposes will take up combat duty to protect air lines in a given area.
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 their permanent deployment points after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.
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