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During the transition of a motorized rifle division and a tank brigade of the Russian Federation, units of the armed forces of the Republics of Armenia and Belarus to the offensive, the formation and conduct of combat operations of units in the form of mobile tactical groups was tested for the first time.

The basis of the mobile tactical groups was made up of tank and motorized rifle subunits, reinforced by combat vehicles supporting tanks BMPT “Terminator” and by means of air defense.

In order to support the advancing troops, for the first time in practice, reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicles for operational purposes “Paceman” and “Forpost” with guided missiles, target designation and observation systems were used.

Also, to support the actions of mobile tactical groups and troops going on the offensive, mobility support detachments were used, which included tanks with trawls, engineering equipment and heavy flamethrower systems TOS-1A “Solntsepёk”. Army aviation inflicted fire on the enemy along the front edge, and important enemy targets in the depths of the defense were destroyed by aviation weapons of destruction of four links of multifunctional supersonic fighter-bombers Su-34S.

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 water area 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 the points of permanent deployment after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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