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Battalion tactical groups of the motorized rifle unit of the 49th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District (YuVO), stationed in the North Caucasus, within the framework of a bilateral tactical exercise, made a march from the point of permanent deployment to the Volgograd region to the Prudboy training ground.

Subdivisions of the material and technical support of the Southern Military District fulfilled the standards for the guidance of ferry and pontoon crossings across the river about 500 m wide, and also restored the railway bridge, previously destroyed by the aircraft of the imaginary enemy.

With the support of engineering units and crews of army aviation, motorized rifle units overcame water obstacles and continued their marches to areas where missions were performed.

During the exercise, servicemen will work out interaction in the area of ​​the combat training mission. Particular attention will be paid to the actions of air defense units to repel air strikes from a simulated enemy and interact with unmanned aerial vehicles.

At the final stage of the exercise, live firing will take place from the armament of Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, T-72B3 tanks, grenade launchers and small arms.

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, Chechnya 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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