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The personnel of two anti-aircraft units of the motorized rifle formation of the Eastern Military District (VVO), stationed in the Republic of Buryatia, is undergoing retraining for the newest portable anti-aircraft missile systems (MANPADS) “Verba”, which entered the compound.

The anti-aircraft gunners will undergo an intensive retraining course at one of the training centers of the air defense forces.

Before starting practical training, the military will study the tactical and technical characteristics of MANPADS.

After that, at the training ground of the air defense training center, military personnel will deploy the complex, detect, take for tracking and defeat targets imitating low-flying, stealthy targets of a conventional enemy (cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles) on head-on and catch-up courses.

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The newest MANPADS “Verba” is designed to engage low-flying targets on collision and catch-up courses. The automated control system of the complex allows detecting single and group air targets and determining the parameters of their flight. The complex includes a launching mechanism, a rocket, a “friend or foe” system.

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