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As part of the joint strategic exercise West-2021, the bombers of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District destroyed buried command posts, infrastructure and armored and vehicle columns of the mock enemy at the Lugsky training ground in the Leningrad Region.

Previously, the crews of the Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft flew to the test site, which found and transmitted the coordinates of ground targets for attack aircraft via closed communication channels.

During the drawing of the tactical episode, the flight personnel of the ZVO bomber aviation worked out the use of aerial bombs weighing 250 kg. Combat use was carried out using the latest computing subsystem SPV-24, which allows bombing with maximum accuracy.

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

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