MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The crews of the Iskander-M operational-tactical complexes of one of the missile formations of the Western Military District from the launching positions located at a distance of 50 kilometers from the Mulino training ground, inflicted a group missile attack on the command post and other critically important objects of the conditional enemy during the drawing of practical actions of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise “West-2021”.
In the group missile strike, four Iskander-M operational-tactical missile systems were simultaneously involved. The strike on the identified targets was delivered by both quasi-ballistic and cruise missiles.
The technical characteristics of the Iskander-M OTRK enable missile strikes at ranges from 50 to 500 kilometers with a deviation from the targeting point of no more than ten meters. The rocket’s speed is about 2000 meters per second.
The area of destruction of the warhead of one missile of the Iskander-M complex is 25,000 square meters, which is comparable in size to the area of two football fields.
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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