MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The largest event in the life of the Western Military District in 2021 was the West-2021 joint strategic exercise.
In preparation for the exercise, about 4 thousand events were held, including within the framework of special exercises on the types of support, to which more than 20 thousand servicemen and 3 thousand units of military and special equipment were involved from the district.
In total, in 2021, more than 180 company and battalion tactical and tactical-special exercises were conducted in the district’s troops, about half of them at night.
The floatation rate of the crews of ships and submarines has become 70% higher than the indicators of the previous year and reached 3 thousand days, more than 200 thousand nautical miles have been covered.
More than 40 tactical flight exercises were conducted with pilots of the 6th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense and pilots of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation. The flight time was 50 thousand hours. Each pilot has flown more than 40 hours, which is 4% more than last year.
The troops of the district received about 1,400 new and modernized models of military and special equipment, including more than 80 T-90M, T-80BV, T-72B3M tanks, Msta-SM2 artillery mounts, BTR-82AM, multipurpose vehicles and the latest communication systems. Thus, the share of modern weapons in the district’s troops exceeds 72%.
All personnel were vaccinated with the domestic drug “Sputnik-V”. More than 70% are revaccinated with both components. Specialists from multifunctional medical centers have provided assistance to more than 2.5 thousand people from among the civilian population. About 200 tons of liquefied medical oxygen were transferred for the needs of civil hospitals. In total, about 3 thousand objects with a total area of more than 24 million square meters were processed in 2021. meters.
“Summing up the results of the outgoing year, I can say with confidence that all the tasks set by the country’s leadership and the Ministry of Defense have been completed in full and on time. The year 2022 promises to be no less eventful and the Western Military District is in readiness to carry out tasks as intended, ”said the commander of the Western Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev.
“I sincerely congratulate everyone on the New Year, I wish you good health and solutions to problems. I would also like to thank the personnel of the district, your families for their patience and endurance. In a difficult year, you have withstood all the tests with dignity, ”added Alexander Zhuravlev.
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