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The operational-tactical aviation of the Southern Military District (YuVO), within the framework of the bilateral command and staff exercise (DKSHU) in the South-Western strategic direction, has begun redeployment from operational airfields to permanent airfields.

According to the plan of the exercise, a build-up of forces and means of combat alert was carried out, and the most important objects were covered by air defense units. The actions of aviation and air defense forces are monitored in real time by the regional control center of the headquarters of the Southern Military District. The fighter aviation has organized constant patrolling of the airspace in the areas of the exercise.

In total, 45 training grounds and sections of terrain on the territory of four states (Russia, Abkhazia, Armenia, South Ossetia) – 25 combined-arms, 3 aviation and 17 marine training grounds in the waters of the Black and Caspian Seas – were involved in the practical actions of the troops.

In the South of Russia and in the places of deployment of Russian military bases in the Transcaucasia, a command and control department is being held to control troops in the South-West strategic direction.

Under the leadership of the commander of the Southern Military District, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov, battalion tactical groups of formations and military units of the district, in a single tactical plan, conduct bilateral tactical exercises at 25 combined-arms training grounds located in the Astrakhan, Volgograd and Rostov regions, in the Kuban and Stavropol regions, in the republics of the North Caucasus, in Crimea, as well as at Russian military bases in Abkhazia, Armenia and South Ossetia.

More than 8,000 servicemen from the three combined-arms armies, the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla, the Air Force and Air Defense Combine, formations and units of the combat arms and special forces of district subordination were involved in practical actions in the field.

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