Units of the Russian military base in South Ossetia hold tactical exercises within the unannounced inspection

Within the unannounced inspection, the units of the Russian military base in South Ossetia are holding tactical exercises at the high-mountain range “Dzartsemi”.

The exercise involves over 300 servicemen and about 100 pieces of armoured, automobile vehicles including UAVs.

According to the scenario, during mobile defence actions, the units are to repel conventional enemy.

The servicemen will carry out combat firings from the weaponry of T-72A tanks, BMP-2 IFVs, self-propelled artillery guns Gvozdika, mortars Sani, automatic grenade launches AGS-17 and grenade launches RPG-7.

Starting from August 25, the unannounced inspection of the Southern, Western and Central Military Districts, the Northern Fleet, the Main Command of the Aerospace Forces and the Airborne Troops Command, is held upon the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

The activities are conducted within the scenario of preparation for the strategic command-and-staff exercise “Caucasus-2016”

The practical stage of the activities will take place at 14 combined-arms ranges as well as in the Black and Caspian Seas.

The unannounced inspection will last until August 31.


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