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The Syrian combat experience will form the basis for the actions of the created group of Russian engineering troops during the international exercise of the military contingents of the SCO member states “Peace Mission – 2021”, which is taking place at the Donguz training ground in the Orenburg region. This was announced by the head of the engineering troops of the Central Military District (TsVO), Major General Dmitry Koruts.

“The experience of modern armed conflicts, primarily in the Syrian Arab Republic and Nagorno-Karabakh, will form the basis for the practical actions of the engineering units of the Central Military District in the Peace Mission 2021 exercise. Thus, throughout the final stage, air and ground mobile obstacle detachments will be used to support the actions of the coalition group of forces. As part of the air detachments, we will use Mi-8 transport and combat helicopters with VSM-1 helicopter mining systems, which make it possible to install mine-explosive barriers at designated lines in a short time. Tracked minelayers of the modern modification GMZ-3 will be used as part of the ground mobile obstacle detachments, ”said Major General Dmitry Koruts.

“For the unhindered high-speed advancement of the battle formations of the coalition group of forces, the organized entry into battle, we will use a mobility support detachment consisting of: an engineering assault squad on armored personnel carriers BTR-82, equipped in OVR-3 protective suits, engineering vehicles for clearing IMR-3, mine clearing units UR -77, sets of heavy mechanized bridges, ”said Major General Dmitry Koruts.

He added that the military engineers of the Central Military District will also work out the creation of an anti-tank ditch with an explosive length of 2 thousand meters, for the device of which about 20 tons of explosives in TNT equivalent are used.

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