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.

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Some 60 Attaches From 40 Countries Observe Kavkaz-2016 Drills in Crimea

 

 The final stage of the large-scale military drills. (File)

 

   About 60 military attaches from over 40 countries have arrived in Crimea where Russia is conducting a key stage of its Kavkaz-2016 drills.

   OPUK RANGE (Crimea), – Around 60 military attaches from more than 40 countries have arrived in Crimea to observe one of the key stages of Russia’s Kavkaz-2016 strategic command and staff exercises, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

   “About 60 military attaches from more than 40 countries arrived at the Opuk range today, where a large-scale Kavkaz-2016 maneuver stage is taking place,” ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters.

   Deputy Minister Anatoly Antonov said last week that foreign defense attaches have been invited to Friday’s active stage of the September 5-10 drills.