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During the active stage of the exercise, the units of the Guards Airborne Assault Kuban Cossack Regiment, after reconnaissance and planning of hostilities, moved to the indicated line, where, with the support of aviation, artillery and tank units, deploying in battle formations, overcame the enemy’s obstacle line, with the subsequent defeat of its advanced units.

After completing the immediate task, the airborne assault units of the Novorossiysk paratroopers, with the attached reinforcement means (anti-aircraft missile, anti-tank, engineer-sapper, flamethrower, artillery and sniper units), continuing the offensive, inflicted defeat on the defending subdivisions of the conditional enemy, with the implementation of the combat firing stage …

During the stage of live firing, the conventional enemy was hit from the standard armament of BMD-4M, BMD-2K-AU airborne combat vehicles, armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM “Shell”, T-72B3 tanks, RPO-A “Bumblebee” rocket infantry flame throwers, 12.7 -mm large-caliber machine guns “Kord”, sniper weapons, small arms (AK-12 machine guns, PKM and “Pecheneg” machine guns) and RPG-7D grenade launchers, and was also supported by attacks from assault and army aviation and artillery from a formation of three self-propelled artillery divisions 120-mm self-propelled artillery guns 2S9 “Nona-S” and howitzer artillery battalion of 122-mm howitzers D-30.

After completing the task, the personnel of the regiments went to the water’s edge along the Black Sea coast, where they defended the sea coast from the landing of a simulated enemy amphibious assault, hitting sea transport with an amphibious assault on board from all types of weapons.

Summing up the results of the exercise, the commander of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation of the Guard, Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, noted the competent and skillful actions of his subordinates, their high professionalism and moral-strong-willed qualities, as well as the trouble-free operation of weapons, military and special equipment, which made it possible to complete all the assigned in front of the task shelves.

Tomorrow, the paratroopers will begin to return to their permanent deployment points in Novorossiysk and Anapa.

In total, about 2 thousand servicemen and more than 100 pieces of weapons, military and special equipment of the airborne assault and artillery regiments of the Novorossiysk guards air assault mountain formation were involved in the exercise.

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