MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Servicemen of the radiation, chemical and biological protection of the Western Military District in the framework of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021” liquidated the consequences of a chemical attack by a mock enemy at the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
According to the plan of the exercise, the two crews of the RKhM-6 reconnaissance chemical vehicles were to detect the contaminated area of the terrain, determine the type of poisonous substance used by the conventional enemy and the boundaries of its activity on the ground, and also transfer the collected data to the headquarters of the leadership in an automated mode.
The special treatment unit was tasked with quickly deploying the workplaces of the auto-filling station (ARS-14KM) and disinfecting military equipment that had been in the “contamination zone”.
To repel the attack of a mock enemy, the personnel and equipment were camouflaged by creating an aerosol curtain with an area of more than 1 km, and the military personnel of the flamethrower unit destroyed enemy armored objects with thermobaric ammunition from the Bumblebee Infantry Rocket Flamethrower (RPO-A).
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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