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Friday, April 20, 2018

Defense Ministry builds bridges

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday arrived in Yaroslavl at the doctrine of forces and means of logistics (procurement) of the armed forces of Russia. During the exercise, the military engaged in pontoon bridges over the Volga and the transfer of military equipment on them.

Photo: MIL.RU

On a legend of doctrines, the conditional enemy was partially destroyed major railroad bridge across the Volga. The movement of trains in the direction of Kirov—Yaroslavl—the Bottom was stopped. To resume the movement, the military engineers and the railroad spread across the Volga combined floating bridge with capacity up to 5000 tons and a length of a mile, then it was the military echelon with the equipment length is over 500 m long and weighing 2,000 tonnes,

Thanks from one river Bank to the other and crossed the train with ten tanks and ten Armored vehicles, and then yet another train with ten wagons, which were military personnel. For them, their progress proceeded for another 10 tanks, 10 Armored vehicles, about 50 trucks and 10 tankers. And in the opposite direction over the bridge passed the sanitary train. In addition, next to the bridge was deployed two railway ferry crossing, which is on the other side delivered three platforms with armored vehicles, tanks with fuel and food goods. Of all the maneuvers involved about 1.4 thousand troops and up to 500 units of weapons and military equipment.

Simultaneously with the teachings in different regions of the country, continued its work the international forum “Army-2017”. So, in Primorye in the first two days it was visited by over 5,000 people. There the exposition is deployed at a military airfield “Central Corner”, which presents more than 30 pieces of military equipment. Here you can sit in booths to explore combat aircraft su-35S, su-30SM, SU-27UB, MiG-31 and other naval aircraft Il-38N Novella and An-140, helicopters of army aviation Ka-52, Mi-8AMTSH helicopter, light aircraft DOSAAF and even a balloon “breeze”. At the airport also presents anti-aircraft missile system s-400 “Triumph” and “tor” anti-aircraft missile complex “Pantsir-S”.

In those days in the southern military district (YUVO) Congress and exhibition events of the forum “Army-2017” attended by over 8,000 people. As told head of the press service of the southern military district Colonel Vadim Astafiev, “it employs the latest mobile modular complex for the selection of candidates for military service under the contract. About 50 people on the spot have already written the application for admission on military service under the contract”.

In the opinion of the chief of research activities and technological support of advanced technologies (innovative research) of the Ministry of defense of Russia Alexander Mironov, “the first two days of the International military-technical forum “Army-2017″ on all indicators exceeded the forums of previous years.” He said that compared to 2016 the number of indicators has increased 1.5 times, and in 2015 — in 2-2,5 times.


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