At the site “Prudboy”, where he played one of the episodes of passing now the largest in this year’s exercise “Kavkaz-2016”, was used by the su-24 bombers, helicopters, heavy flamethrower systems, self-propelled artillery and tanks. Here was conducted testing two-way brigade tactical maneuvers with combat firing.
photo: Alexander Stepanov
From the speakers in the command post heard the anxious voice that sounded the legend of the exercises: “Western” unleashed aggression against the Northern Federation and within three days to carry out an air offensive in the South-Western strategic direction. Gaining air superiority and supremacy at sea, the enemy launched an operation to capture the brand and the society to establish control over the southwestern Republic.”
The task of the military was to repel aggression and to counter-attack.
Loud breaks, the launches of MANPADS “Strela”, which should destroy the aircraft of the conditional opponent — the exercises began.
Then business was entered by artillery – began to iron the enemy positions. Self-propelled artillery installation “Msta” constantly beat the enemy, not giving raise his head. Then occurred perhaps the most striking episode of the exercise – in the case entered the heavy flamethrower system “Sun”. A deafening howl of shells, bright flashes, loud bangs breaks – “Western” are fleeing from their positions. After the massive strikes in the case are combat tactical group on BMP and BTR, which are actively maneuvering and speed, bypassing strong points and ambushes, finish off the stunned enemy. With their air support bombers su-24 and Mi-35 and Mi-17.
The enemy destroyed — the task is done.
In General, the work on exercises I am satisfied, – said the “MK” the commander of the Western military district Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov. – These exercises – the most important and the biggest event of operational training of the Armed forces in 2016. To him, besides the troops of the southern military district troops are involved in other districts and branches of the Armed forces. In any case, for officers, soldiers, sergeants, sailors, it’s certainly not just the exam. This is an opportunity to test themselves in new situations on unfamiliar grounds. This gives you the opportunity to experience the ability to perform tasks and to understand how we are ready to aggressive actions of any opponent.
According to him, every year the intensity of combat training increases, respectively, increases the skill of soldiers.
– Compared to last year and in fire preparation and tactics skills are increased. This suggests that we are moving in the right direction – summed up the officer.