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Servicemen of the motorized rifle unit of the Southern Military District (YuVO), as part of a bilateral battalion tactical exercise (BTU) at the Prudboy training ground in the Volgograd region, liberated a settlement captured by a mock enemy.

With the help of 152-mm self-propelled howitzers “Msta-S” and 120-mm self-propelled artillery guns of the “Host”, the artillerymen destroyed the imaginary enemy’s firepower.

Motorized riflemen blocked the captured village, fired on BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles and T-90A tanks with weapons, after which the assault units cleared the village and freed the hostages.

The actions of the units were controlled by the calculations of unmanned aerial vehicles, which transmitted information in real time to the command post.

About 1.5 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District take part in the BTU, more than 150 units of military equipment and aviation are involved, including front-line bombers Su-24M, T-90A tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, Tunguska anti-aircraft cannon-missile systems -M1 “, self-propelled artillery guns” MSTA-S “,” Hosta “, as well as complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles.

At the same time, four bilateral battalion tactical exercises are being held in the Southern Military District at combined-arms training grounds 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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