Joint Russian-Belarusian tactic exercise with airborne insert and combat firing came to an end in the Ryazan Region

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.

Russia and Belarus held joint airborne drills in Brest

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October 24 – A joint tactical drill of Russian and Belarusian Airborne Troops has come to an end near the city of Brest, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
During the exercise, servicemen practiced training and combat tasks and exchanged experience, the statement said.
The participants of the drills were given a number of complex tasks, including in adverse weather conditions and on unknown terrain.
Overall, the maneuvers involved over 900 personnel and some 150 items of hardware, aircraft of the Belarusian Air Force and air defense army aviation.

Russian Airborne units from Kostroma have performed landing operation in Belarus for the first time



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.

Russian paratroopers will insert onto the unknown area in course of the Russian-Belarusian exercise

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.

CSTO peacekeeping forces started exercise “Unbreakable brotherhood-2016” in Belarus


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.

Belarusian air defense forces receive advanced Russian radar

MINSK, August 16. /TASS/. An advanced Russian medium- and long-range air surveillance radar station, Protivnik-GE, has arrived for a radio-technical unit of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense troops, the republic’s Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.

“A possibility will now appear to detect and track ballistic targets, as well as to increase the range of aerial target detection, increase the mobility of the automated grouping and cut expenses on the radar’s operation through the use of modern technologies,” the Belarusian Defense Ministry said.

As Chief of the Belarusian General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Major-General Oleg Belokonev said, the radar delivery is an historic moment for radio-technical troops and the troops’ switchover to “a new qualitative level for ensuring national security, helping to increase combat capabilities considerably and raise their mobility.”

Air Force and Air Defense Commander Major-General Oleg Dvigalyov said that another radar station would enter service early next year and Belarus would receive a total of seven such radars by 2020.

According to data of the Belarusian Defense Ministry, the mobile three-dimensional radar station Protivnik-GE is designed to detect, determine coordinates and track strategic and tactical aircraft, airborne missiles, ballistic targets, small-size, low-speed aircraft amid intensive jamming, and also to issue radar data to command post automated systems. The small number of transport vehicles and the automated antenna elevation system help quickly deploy (displace) the radar on unprepared terrain within slightly over 30 minutes.


Russian and Belarusian paratroopers hold first planning conference on preparation for the joint exercise

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.

Good Choice! Belarus Plans to Buy Russian Su-30SM Fighter Jets

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Minsk plans to purchase Russian Su-30SM-type multirole fighters, Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov said Wednesday.

 The Belarusian Air Force already has Russian-made Su-27 and MiG-29 aircraft in service. Asked about what plans Belarus might have to purchase new aircraft from Russia, Ravkov told RIA Novosti that Minsk intends to “purchase Su-30SM-type aircraft for the armed forces.”

“Thanks to the well-established interaction with domestic enterprises within the defense sector, the armed forces are carrying out the modernization [capital repairs] of its existing models of aircraft. However, the defense ministry is interested in purchasing the latest models of aircraft,” Ravkov noted.

The Su-30SM is a 4+ generation fighter jet, developed by Russia’s Sukhoi Company. It is a two-seat derivative of the earlier Su-27UB (NATO reporting name: Flanker) capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions with a wide variety of precision-guided munitions. The aircraft features thrust-vectoring engines to enhance maneuverability.

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Participants of the Russian-Belarusian joint conference assessed effectiveness of newest air defence systems

Participants of the Russian-Belarusian joint conference assessed effectiveness of newest air defence systems S-300, Pantsyr-S, Tor-M2U, and Osa at the Telemba specialized training complex.

In course of bilateral tactic exercise, crews of air defence systems detected, locked on, and tracked different types of aircraft of the simulated enemy.

Crews and pilots of fighters, attack aircraft and strike helicopters of the Eastern MD acted as aviation of the simulated enemy. All aircraft practiced stealth penetration of the air defence zone by flying at extreme low altitudes.

In total, 2 Su-30SM, 2 Su-25, 4 Mi-24 and more than 200 pieces of military and special hardware, including air defence systems were involved in the bilateral exercise.

Russian Paratroopers to Hold Drills With Egypt, Serbia, India, Belarus

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Russian paratroopers will participate in tactical training with the armed forces of Serbia, Egypt, India and Belarus in 2016, according to the paratrooper commander.

Russian paratroopers will participate in joint military exercises with Egypt, Serbia, India, and Belarus in 2016, Paratrooper Commander Col.-Gen. Vladimir Shamanov said Thursday.“In line with plans for international activities, our subunits will participate in tactical training with the Armed Forces of the Republic of Serbia, and in training with the Armed Forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt, as well as joint training in peacekeeping and humanitarian mine clearing in the Republic of India, plus three exercises with the Special Forces from the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus,” Shamanov said at a briefing in Moscow.