Sudden check of combat readiness began on Thursday in the South of Russia. It involved troops of three military districts, the Northern fleet, airborne troops and aviation. The main objective of maneuvers to test the readiness of units and formations in anticipation of large-scale strategic exercises “Caucasus-2016”. The test will take place from 25 to 31 August.
About the beginning of a sudden check in the southern military district, which began in accordance with the decision of the Supreme commander, at the meeting announced by the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. In accordance with the exercise plan all in the maneuvers involved units and are displayed on ranges and in training areas. Here will be verified the ability of the southern military district deployed in a short time self-sufficient forces for containment of crisis situations.
As will be appreciated, the mobility of forces and means of the Western and Central military districts involved in the exercises to build momentum at the South-Western strategic direction. As reported by Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, these drills are held in compliance with all requirements of the Vienna document 2011 on confidence-building measures and security. “Right good will we are official was notified of the member States of the OSCE, as well as China and Iran about the beginning of a sudden check,” – said the Deputy head of the military Department.
According to military expert Viktor Murakhovsky, a sudden scheme of inspection is quite traditional and in the end it will smoothly flow in large-scale strategic exercises “Caucasus-2016”. Now involved almost full strength and resources of one district, which is to enhance the given connection from the neighboring districts. Also on the “endangered” direction are moved the mobile forces, airborne troops and aviation.
The expert recalled that recently in the South of Russia completed the complex exercise forces logistics, which was preparing a base for these large maneuvers.
“This tradition is – first doctrine MTO, then a sudden check, during which the redeployment of military formations and exercises for the necessary funds, and then start the teachings,” – said the expert.
He also noted that since the adoption in 2014 of a new defense plan of country, in such drills, in addition to military units, very actively involved local authorities and responsible for the military component of the bodies of civilian agencies such as the Ministry of transport, Ministry of industry and trade, and practiced the mobilization of reservists.
Murakhovski noted that such training is primarily aimed at testing the combat operations in the defense. “The exercises are aimed at the prevention of aggression, surprise attacks, here is a run-first defense action, unrest is now South-Western direction”, – he said.
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