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At the combined-arms range of the Southern Military District (YuVO) Prudboy, subunits of barrel and rocket artillery of the motorized rifle unit of the Southern Military District performed live firing for the first time in the winter period of training.

Combat firing is the final stage in the coordination of squads (calculations). During the field exercises, the servicemen fulfilled the standards for the deployment of guns and the occupation of firing positions, engineering equipment and camouflage, reconnaissance of targets and solving fire control tasks.

At the stage of live firing, the crews of the Khost’s 120-mm self-propelled artillery hit targets imitating tanks and groups of advancing infantry of the conventional enemy at direct firing ranges from 800 to 1100 m. the composition of the fire platoon and the battery.

The crews of 152-mm self-propelled artillery howitzers “Msta-S” and rocket artillery “Tornado-G” destroyed more than 200 camouflaged area and single targets at distances from 3 to 14 km. The fire of the installations destroyed the places of accumulation of equipment and the command posts of the conditional enemy.

Also, unmanned aerial vehicles were used to implement the concept of reconnaissance-fire and reconnaissance-strike contour for adjusting fire and controlling target destruction.

More than 200 servicemen of the Southern Military District take part in the training, about 50 units of weapons and military equipment are involved, including 152-mm self-propelled artillery Msta-S, 120-mm Khosta, multiple launch rocket systems Tornado-G.

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