Southern MD formations and units, which took part in the strategic exercise “Caucasus-2016”, are returning to their permanent bases

The Southern MD formations and units, which took part in the strategic command-and-staff exercise “Caucasus-2016”, are returning to their permanent bases.

Some units perform marches on their own; others are heading to military airfields to be projected by military air transports to their bases.

Tactical and army aviation aircraft and helicopters of the Southern MD are flying to their airfields.

Warships, motor boats and auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian flotilla are going to the naval bases located in the Krasnodar Krai, the Astrakhan Region, Dagestan and the Crimea.

In total, the strategic command-and-staff exercise “Caucasus-2016” involved about 12,500 servicemen, over 400 pieces of military hardware including 90 tanks, 60 warplanes and helicopters, over 15 warships and vessels.

The “Caucasus-2016” exercise was held at the military ranges of the Southern MD as well as in the Black and Caspian Seas on September 5-10.

Over 100 Russian and foreign journalists to cover the episode of the “Caucasus-2016” exercise which takes place in the Crimea

Today over 100 Russian and foreign journalists will cover the episode of the “Caucasus-2016” exercise which takes place in the Crimea.

The majority of foreign reporters have come from the NATO countries. The exercise stage will be covered by media representatives from 27 states.

One of the main episodes of the “Caucasus-2016” is held at the Opuk range of the Southern MD. It will involve all the arms and services which are taking part in the strategic exercise.

Strike group of the Caspian flotilla successfully performed missile launches during the “Caucasus-2016” strategic exercise

 

 

Strike group of the Caspian flotilla consisting of the small-sized missile ships Grad Sviyazhsk and Uglich has successfully performed missile launches during the strategic command-and-staff exercise “Caucasus-2016”. As a result, the important coastal facilities and ship groupings of simulated enemy were destroyed by precision hits of the Kalibr cruise missiles.

During the first stage of firing, the Grad Sviyazhsk warship launched a Kalibr missile against a command centre of simulated enemy. Having flown about 100 nautical miles it destroyed the target.

The second stage included joint actions of ship groupings during a combat with surface ships of simulated enemy. The small-sized missile ship Uglich made a precision strike with a Kalibr missile against a sea target. The missile hit a floating shield which imitated the vessel of the enemy at the distance of over 70 nautical miles.

For the period of the exercise, the sea range was closed for civil navigation.

Strategic command-and-staff exercise Caucasus-2016 started in the south of Russia

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September 5 – Today the strategic command-and-staff exercise of the Russian Armed Forces Caucasus-2016 has started in the Southern Military District.
It aims to check the level of readiness of the military command bodies to control interservice groupings of forces; commanders and staffs will gain experience in planning, preparation and conducting of combat operations.The Caucasus-2016 is held on September 5-10 and will become the final training event in a series of exercises, trainings and unannounced inspections in 2016.
The peculiarities of the Caucasus-2016 are: the organization of troops control at all levels, tactical episodes with simulated enemy on the other side of the barricade, testing of new military equipment in field conditions, organization of mobilization and territorial defence, wide usage of aviation and maritime forces of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian flotilla.
Within the strategic command-and-staff exercise, formations and units of the Land Forces, the Aerospace Forces, the Navy and the Airborne Troops will practice tactical episodes at the Southern MD ranges.
The Caucasus exercise is participated by about 12,500 servicemen, as well as aviation, military hardware and warships.