MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
During the drawing of practical actions of troops (forces) of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise (SSU) “West-2021” at the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the latest B-19 infantry fighting vehicles (BMP) provided fire support to the defending units of the coalition group of forces at the main defensive line with combat module “Epoch”.
An armored group with a platoon of BMP B-19 was put into battle with the arrival of the main forces of the mock enemy to the front line of defense of the units of the military contingents of the armed forces of Belarus, India, Mongolia and Russia in order to increase the activity and stability of defense in the conduct of hostilities to maintain important lines, positions and areas.
The newest combat vehicle B-19 with a combat module “Epoch” is equipped with a 57-mm automatic cannon, ATGM launchers “Kornet” and a new guided missile system “Bulat” with small missiles to destroy firing points and lightly armored vehicles of the enemy.
The peculiarity of the information and control system of weapons of the combat module “Epoch” is the presence of an automated search system, recognition of enemy targets, their tracking, preparation and issuance of proposals to the crew of the combat vehicle for the simultaneous or alternate use of two channels of fire destruction.
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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