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About 30 tank crews and artillery crews from the formations and military units of the 6th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District performed fire missions in a single operational-tactical concept of the West-2021 joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus in the Leningrad Region.

Combined arms units with fire from combat guns inflicted defeat on invisible targets located at a distance of about 6 kilometers from closed firing positions, organizing reconnaissance of targets at night.

In addition, in the exercise, the ZVO tankers used the combat experience of modern armed conflicts, including the “tank carousel”, “nomadic tank” and “reconnaissance tank”.

In one of the episodes of the SSU “West-2021” at the “Luga” training ground, up to 2 thousand servicemen take part, more than 500 units of military equipment are involved, including 4 aircraft and 10 helicopters.

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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