MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Within the framework of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”, the crews of the Mi-28N, Ka-52, Mi-35 and Mi-24 attack helicopters of the army aviation worked out the tasks of aerial reconnaissance, launching a missile strike on ground targets and covering ground force grouping from the air.
During the performance of aerial reconnaissance, the flight crew worked out the most complex elements of flight training – flights at extremely low altitudes with rounding the terrain. The pilots operated in pairs and flights.
The pilots fired unguided rockets and practiced firing from aircraft cannons, destroying more than 20 ground targets, denoting shelters, convoys of equipment, and control points of the imaginary enemy.
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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