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In 2021, servicemen of the cannon and rocket artillery units of the Central Military District (CVO) took part in more than 200 exercises.

Colonel Gennady Mandrichenko, deputy chief of the missile forces and artillery of the Central Military District, announced this: “During this year, more than 200 tactical and tactical-special exercises were conducted with servicemen of artillery divisions and batteries of formations and military units of the military district.”

The head of the missile forces and artillery of the Central Military District noted that three command-staff exercises with artillery brigades and one tactical exercise with a rocket artillery formation were also held in the specialized units of the military district.

“In total, during the 2021 academic year, more than 26 thousand standard shots were used up, over three thousand individual test fire missions and almost two thousand fire missions were carried out as part of units during tactical exercises,” Colonel Gennady Mandrichenko said.

For reference:

The annual holiday of servicemen of artillery units was established on October 21, 1944 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. A celebration date was set for 19 November to commemorate the merits of the artillery during the 1942 counteroffensive at Stalingrad. Since 1964, the holiday has been celebrated as the Day of the Rocket Forces and Artillery.

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