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In the Republic of Buryatia, in the village of Sosnovy Bor, the ceremonial opening of the tank range of the combined-arms formation of the Eastern Military District (VVO) took place. The new facility is equipped taking into account the experience of modern armed conflicts.

In the presence of the invited guests, the red ribbon was solemnly cut by the Chief of Staff – First Deputy Commander of the Air Defense Forces Major General Igor Timofeev and the representative of the Government of the Republic of Buryatia Pyotr Mordovskaya. After that, the crews of the T-72B tanks performed demonstration runs with live firing from a 125-mm cannon with a regular projectile at various targets.

Servicemen of the special forces of the combined arms army of the Air Defense Forces demonstrated to the guests their combat training, hand-to-hand combat techniques using standard small arms and blank ammunition.

In addition, the event presented the latest models of military equipment that have recently entered service, in particular, the Typhoon armored vehicle, the Aleut two-link snow and swamp vehicle. Also on the site, the guests saw the Iskander-M operational-tactical complex, the T-72B3 tank, the Tor-M2U and Buk-M2 anti-aircraft missile systems, the Tornado-G multiple launch rocket system, the Mercury -BM “and the IS-2 tank restored by military masters during the Great Patriotic War.

Based on the experience gained in combat operations in modern armed conflicts, “Syrian ramparts” and firing positions for the gabion-type BMP were erected at the training ground. Moving modules of the new range equipment make it possible to create a three-level system of paired targets. The newest radio-controlled targets are raised and lowered by commands from the firing director’s radio-controlled console and move along the railroad.

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