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Battalion tactical groups of a motorized rifle formation of the Southern Military District (YuVO) in the Volgograd Region with attached units march from a permanent deployment point to the Prudboy training ground as part of a bilateral battalion tactical exercise with live fire.

Servicemen make a march into the area of ​​combat use in the conditions of actions of sabotage and reconnaissance groups and fire ambushes of a simulated enemy.

During the drawing of tactical actions, military personnel will use the experience of modern armed conflicts, drones will be used to identify ambushes and fire weapons of a simulated enemy, as well as to determine the coordinates of objects to be destroyed.

The units will perform live firing from all types of small arms, grenade launchers, as well as combat vehicles at targets imitating tracked, wheeled vehicles and manpower of a conventional enemy.

More than a thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District take part in the exercise, about 300 units of military equipment and aviation are involved, including front-line bombers Su-24M, Mi-8AMTSh transport and assault helicopters, T-90A tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, anti-aircraft missile systems “Thor”, self-propelled howitzers “Msta-S”, “Hosta”, as well as complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles.

This week, four bilateral battalion tactical exercises are being held in the Southern Military District at combined-arms training ranges located in the Volgograd Region, Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic and at a military base in the Republic of South Ossetia. About 6 thousand servicemen take part in them, about 300 pieces of weapons and equipment are involved, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery pieces and multiple launch rocket systems. For the purpose of interspecific interaction, more than 40 aircraft and helicopters of army and operational-tactical aviation have been attracted from the association of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District.

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