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Servicemen of the artillery units of the combined-arms formation of the Central Military District (CVD) during an exercise in the Kemerovo region, which took place at night, destroyed fortified firing points and armored vehicles of a simulated enemy.

After the enemy was detected by the Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crews, the 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers moved into the designated area, took up firing positions and hit targets at a distance of up to 15 kilometers. Shooting was carried out with direct and semi-direct fire. High-explosive fragmentation shells were used to destroy the enemy.

Adjustment of fire and control of the destruction of targets was carried out using (UAV) “Orlan-10”, equipped with a night vision camera. In addition, artillery subunits used lighting shells to detect the movements of a simulated enemy at night.

More than 500 servicemen and about 30 units of military equipment were involved in the exercise.

The combined arms formation of the Central Military District is deployed in the Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Omsk, Tyumen, Irkutsk regions, Altai Territory and the Republic of Tyva. It includes motorized rifle, artillery and anti-aircraft missile formations, RChBZ and communications troops.

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