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The Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles provided the artillery command post with precise target coordinates for destroying a mock enemy at the Kirillovsky training ground in the Leningrad Region as part of the West-2021 joint strategic exercise.

According to the plan of the exercise, during aerial reconnaissance, the military personnel identified the advanced units of the advancing enemy in armored pickups with machine guns. Using the “Strelets” reconnaissance, control and communications complex in conjunction with unmanned aircraft, the servicemen were able to accurately direct the crews of the gunners to the assigned targets.

The infliction of a series of cut-off strikes against the advancing groups of the mock enemy made it possible to halt the offensive in the shortest possible time.

The use of the latest means of reconnaissance and objective control made it possible to hit the assigned targets in the shortest possible time and ensure control of their defeat by the joint headquarters of the Russian Federation and the partner states.

About 500 servicemen and more than 80 pieces of equipment took part in the drawing of practical actions at the Kirillovsky training ground.

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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