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The personnel of various units of the Russian military base in South Ossetia, within the framework of a bilateral tactical battalion exercise, used reconnaissance and fire contours (ROK) to combat the tanks of a simulated enemy. The targets were destroyed by artillery salvo fire at a distance of more than 4 thousand meters.

At the Dzartsem training ground in the mountainous terrain, the artillerymen fired salvo fire at targets from the 152-mm Akatsia self-propelled artillery guns and 120-mm Sani mortars according to coordinates received from the reconnaissance units.

In total, over 30 targets were hit, imitating the enemy’s heavy armored vehicles. After each volley, the artillery crews practiced an anti-fire maneuver, advancing to new positions.

As part of the ROK, in cooperation with artillery units, scouts, signalmen and military personnel of the base’s unmanned aerial vehicles were performing tasks as intended.

The coordinates of the detected targets were transmitted in real time from the drone and the Strelets control, reconnaissance and communications complexes to the command posts. In total, more than 60 standards for terrain reconnaissance were worked out in order to detect targets.

In total, about 1.5 servicemen of the Southern Military District are taking part in the bilateral exercise, which will last until September 17 of this year, over 200 units of weapons and military 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, Chechnya and at a military base in 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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