MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The chiefs of the general staffs of the armed forces of the member states of the Shanghai Organization during the meeting held today at the Donguzsky training ground in the Orenburg region discussed the idea of holding a joint anti-terrorist command-and-staff exercise Peace Mission 2021.
Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation General of the Army Valery Gerasimov noted “the need to work out
in the course of joint military exercises in the SCO format, issues of countering new tactics used by international terrorists. “
“In particular, it is necessary to work out the issues of combating unmanned aerial vehicles, ensuring information security, preventing terrorist attacks using chemical and biological weapons,” Valery Gerasimov said.
Concluding the meeting, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces expressed gratitude to all the participants of the Meeting for the joint constructive work and invited them to observe and evaluate the active phase of the Peace Mission 2021 exercise. The Peace Mission 2021 joint anti-terrorist command post exercise is being held from 20 to 24 September.
In total, more than 3.4 thousand servicemen and over 600 units of military and special equipment are involved in practical actions. These exercises have been held every two years since the organization was founded in 2001. The first of them took place in August 2003 in Kazakhstan and China.
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