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Engineers of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District (YuVO) will provide the offensive of a battalion tactical group at a bilateral battalion tactical exercise in Chechnya.

Military engineers will perform a number of tasks to search for and detonate various types of explosive devices laid on the route of a column of motorized rifle subunits. Demining teams with the help of mine detection dogs will perform search and clearance using overhead charges of anti-tank mines, surprise mines, improvised explosive devices and camouflaged stretch marks.

Also, servicemen as part of sapper platoons will work out the installation of a minefield along a mine line, when using this technique, the mining step is from 8 to 11 m.

More than 1.5 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District are taking part in the exercises, about 200 units of special equipment are involved.

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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