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Today, units of the military air defense are celebrating the 106th anniversary of their formation.

Military formations of military air defense are intended to cover groupings of troops and objects of military rear, important infrastructure facilities of the state.

During the 2021 academic year, more than 90 tactical exercises with live fire were held at the Kapustin Yar, Yeyskiy, Ashuluk and Telemba training grounds with formations, military units and military air defense units.

During the exercise, the main efforts were focused on performing practical fire missions, during which more than 600 anti-aircraft guided missiles, tens of thousands of anti-aircraft artillery ammunition were expended, and to create a target environment – over 600 targets simulating the entire line of air attack weapons, including unmanned aerial vehicles. aircraft and cruise missiles.

This year, the air defense forces traditionally took part in the joint strategic exercise Zapad-2021. During the exercise, the air defense forces performed combat training tasks at eight training ranges of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. In total, military air defense units carried out over 90 practical tasks of firing at air targets and worked out more than 40 basic standards for combat training. The grouping of the air defense forces of the Western Military District repelled the attacks of the enemy’s air attack, while more than 80 anti-aircraft guided missiles and over 10 thousand anti-aircraft artillery ammunition were used up.

According to the results of inspections of military air defense units, more than 30 military formations confirmed the honorary title of “shock”.

In the course of tactical exercises, which are carried out in an environment as close as possible to real combat reality, questions of countering UAVs are compulsorily worked out. New methods of command and control of subunits, firepower and personnel are being introduced, new methods and techniques of actions of formations, military units and subunits for reconnaissance and fire destruction of complexes with UAVs are being improved. The concept of performing combat training tasks integrates the experience of military operations in the Syrian Arab Republic, as the most relevant and corresponding to the new realities of modern wars with the use of drones.

The air defense troops are armed with modern anti-aircraft missile systems and complexes S-300V4, Buk-MZ, Tor-M2 and Tor-M2DT, portable anti-aircraft missile systems Verba, radar stations Niobium-SV , sets of automation equipment “Polyana-D4M1”, “Barnaul-T” and other weapons.

The training of military air defense specialists takes place at the Military Academy of the military VPO named after Marshal of the Soviet Union A.M. Vasilevsky (Smolensk) and Training centers for combat use stationed in Yeisk, Orenburg and the Kapustin-Yar training ground.

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