MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the territory of the Obuz-Lesnovsky combined arms training ground in Belarus, during the active phase of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”, the cannon artillery of the two countries jointly destroyed strong points and critically important objects of the imaginary enemy.
Self-propelled howitzers 2S1 “Gvozdika”, self-propelled guns 2S5 “Hyacinth” in conjunction with multiple launch rocket systems “Grad” and “Uragan”, as well as “MSTA-S” made more than 1000 volleys and hit over 200 targets, which imitated conditional command posts, control points and manpower of the enemy.
Over 100 weapons and about 300 servicemen from the two countries were involved in the artillery strike.
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 waters 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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