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During the drawing of the main stage of practical actions of the joint strategic exercise “West-2021” at the Mulino training ground, for the first time, a new method of joint use of the engineering reconnaissance and fire complex “Agriculture” and mobile groups of TOS-1A “Solntsepek” heavy flamethrower systems was tested.

To inflict fire damage on the advancing conventional enemy, two mobile groups were involved, consisting of ten combat vehicles of the TOS-1A “Solntsepёk” heavy flamethrower system, which simultaneously detonated unguided rockets in thermobaric equipment and a minefield remotely installed by the engineering reconnaissance and strike complex “Agriculture” the paths of the columns of the advancing “enemy” created a high-temperature fire field and excessive pressure in the focus of destruction, thereby inflicting maximum damage on the conditional enemy and stopping his advance.

Heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A “Solntsepёk” is intended for fire support of infantry and tanks, destruction of enemy manpower, open and closed firing positions in various types of offensive and defensive combat, as well as for disabling lightly armored vehicles and vehicles. TOS-1A operates in combat formations of supported troops from open and closed positions.

High accuracy of salvo fire at an area target is ensured by direct sighting (aiming) of the launcher at the target, automated guidance at a firing range of up to 6 thousand m.

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The CFM Board of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision adopted 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) will take place from 10 to 16 September at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in 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 servicemen will take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of Russia and Belarus, about 80 aircraft and helicopters will be involved, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems 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 Confidence and Security Building Measures, on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6,400 servicemen.

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.

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