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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

Servicemen of the pack-and-transport platoon of the mountain unit of the 49th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District (SMD) will deliver cargo to the high-mountainous regions of Karachay-Cherkessia as part of a special tactical exercise.

The servicemen will make a march through the mountain passes, transporting ammunition and weapons to the positions of the mortar battery with the help of horses of the Mongolian and Karachai breed, specially trained for operations as part of army units.

During planned tactical exercises, horses are formed into bundles. Each bunch of four horses is capable of carrying up to 250 kg of cargo and making a daily journey of 25-30 km.

The pack-transport platoon is one of the subdivisions of the material and technical support of the mountain brigade. It has about 100 pack horses of the Karachay and Mongolian breeds.

Pack caravans are used in the performance of service and combat missions in hard-to-reach areas of the terrain where the use of other modes of transport is limited or impossible.

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