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In the Yaroslavl region, at the Pesochnoe training ground, a large-scale command and staff exercise with the Guards paratrooper regiment of the Ivanovo Guards airborne unit was completed. It took place from 21 to 24 September this year.

During the exercise, the transportation of subunits in a combined way and maneuvering defense in conditions of the enemy’s use of electronic warfare and high-precision weapons were practiced.

After receiving a signal to bring them to the highest degree of readiness, the regiment’s subunits carried out a set of prescribed measures and moved on standard equipment from the point of permanent deployment in the city of Ivanovo to the Pesochnoe training ground, where they began to plan combat training and to organize comprehensive support.

A feature of this exercise was the participation of an airborne battalion on the fourth generation BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM “Shell”, which entered the Ivanovo formation in July 2021.

In accordance with the concept of the exercise, the parachute battalion on the BMD-4M, conducting raiding operations as a vanguard, went to the indicated line with the task of holding it for 24 hours until the main forces of the compound arrived.

In the course of maneuvering defense, the paratroopers, using the firepower of the BMD-4M, anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile systems, small arms and grenade launchers, held back the superior forces of the simulated enemy, which included tank units and air attack weapons. During the training battle, the personnel of the regiment’s subunits hit all ground and air targets.

The Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle systems were also widely used, with the help of which the control points and launchers of tactical missile systems of the imaginary enemy were opened, which were subsequently destroyed by air and artillery strikes.

Summing up the results of the exercise, the commander of the Ivanovo guards unit of the Airborne Forces noted the high level of professional training of commanders of all levels and personnel of the regiment.

In total, about 1000 servicemen and more than 80 units of combat and special equipment of the Guards parachute regiment of the Ivanovo Guards airborne unit were involved in the exercise.

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