Earlier about 350 servicemen and 3 BMD-2 of the Union airborne insert had been dropped on the Novinki landing area from the altitude of 800 meters.
The combined battalion tactic group of peacemaking forces landed on the area, captured the airfield of the simulated enemy allowing the main forces to land safely.
After landing, units of two countries conducted a 50-km marching on BMD-2 and BTR-80 to the area of the Dubrovichi range and captured the advantageous position.
In total, about 600 servicemen and less than 30 pieces of military armored hardware, 10 army aviation aircraft and 6 Il-76 transports were involved in the exercise.
Russian Airborne units from Kostroma have performed landing operation in Belarus for the first time in course of the joint Russian-Belarusian tactic exercise.
Several airborne groups of Russia and Belarus (about 250 men) landed on the “Sahara” landing pad.
Transport aviation crews of the Belarusian Air Force demonstrated high professionalism level in dropping the insert group on the restricted area in the border zone of the Union State.
After landing, the paratroopers of both countries moved to the assigned area in order to prepare for special activities in the responsibility zone.
Servicemen of the Airborne regiment located in Kostroma will perform a landing operation in the territory of the Republic of Belarus in course of the joint Russian-Belarusian exercise.
The landing operation will be held in the unknown area for the Russian paratroopers, which was called “Sahara” for unique terrain, which had been encircled by thick forest.
This area was called as “Sahara” for deep sand and complete absence of any growth.
The insert operation will be held by two ways: landing and parachuting.
The scheduled joint exercise of the CSTO peacekeeping forces “Unbreakable brotherhood-2016” has started under the command of the Deputy Defence Minister of the Republic of Belarus Major General Sergei Potapenko at the 230th combined-arms range Obuz-Lesnovsky in Belarus.
The exercise will have two stages and will last for 5 days. The servicemen will practice preparation and conducting of a peacekeeping operation.
The main goal of the exercise is obtaining practical experience by commanders in organization of a peacekeeping operation and management of units of the CSTO Collective peacekeeping units during joint actions as well as strengthening of relationships and cooperation among CSTO member-states.
The exercise is participated by national contingents of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Tajikistan – in total, up to 1,500 servicemen as well as about 300 aircraft and armoured vehicles.
Russian Armed Forces have sent over 300 servicemen and up to 70 pieces of military hardware of the Central MD to the training activities. In particular, over 15 BTR-82A APCs, EW systems Lesochek and Azart radio stations have been delivered to the exercise range.
Today, delegation of the Special Task Forces of the Belarusian Armed Forces has arrived in Russia.
Russian and Belarusian paratroopers are holding the first planning conference on preparation for the joint exercise with units of the Russian Airborne troops and Special Task Forces of the Belarusian Armed Forces.
The working meeting on planning the scenario of the exercise is taking place in the territory of the Tula Airborne formation.
Within 4 days, the delegation from Belarus will also visit Airborne training area and a landing site in the Ryazan Region.