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Fire support to the defending troops during the drawing of practical actions of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise “West-2021” at the Mulino training ground was carried out by 12 divisions of modernized self-propelled howitzers “Msta-S” from the artillery grouping.

At the same time, more than 140 guns of 152-mm improved self-propelled howitzers destroyed artillery and mortar batteries, tanks, anti-tank weapons, and manpower of a conventional enemy with concentrated and barrage fire.

The firepower of the Msta-S self-propelled howitzers is based on a 152-mm cannon with a rate of fire of more than 10 rounds per minute, which is higher than the rate of fire of other artillery systems.

The upgraded Msta-S howitzers have a new automated fire control system, an increased targeting rate of fire, and the possibility of using digital electronic maps, which significantly accelerates orientation on the terrain in difficult physical and geographical conditions and allows faster and more efficient fire control. tasks.

Also, the machine is equipped with fire guidance equipment (ballistic computer, topographic and orientation equipment, satellite navigation system), which provides automatic aimless guidance and storage of information on at least 10 fire missions. The howitzer is capable of firing high-explosive fragmentation projectiles, jamming projectiles, and Krasnopol high-precision guided ammunition.

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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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