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In the fire support of the defending troops during the drawing of practical actions of the troops (forces) of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise (SSU) “West-2021” at the Mulino training ground, the attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) “Walker”, “Swallow “And” Orlan-10 “.

UAVs provided cover for the maneuvering actions of defending units using the latest 120-mm guided mines “Gran” with a laser homing head.

During the episode of tactical actions, shock UAVs from the Lastochka complex inflicted fire damage on openly deployed manpower and destroyed an armored target of a simulated enemy with fragmentation and cumulative ammunition.

The illumination of the targets to be hit was provided by the use of high-precision aerial bombs and missiles, as well as the Gran ‘guided mortar mines.

In addition, the Orlan-10 UAV with the Mirotvorets unguided air weapons from the robotic systems division took part in striking the advancing “enemy” forces.

For reference:

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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