In the international exercise “Selenga-2016” involved UAVs for various purposes

September 2 – In the joint russian-mongolian military exercises “Selenga-2016” involved unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for various purposes.
In particular, crews of the UAV “Granat-1” during the active phase of the maneuvers will carry out the search and discovery of conditional illegal armed formations and deliver location data of the IAF for the joint staff of the exercise.
Electronic warfare complex “Leer-3” with the special equipment will carry out the suppression of radio channels of conventional terrorists.

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The international exercise “Selenga-2016” started on August 29 at the Eastern MD range Burduny. It involves a tank battalion, a motorized rife company, mortar, self-propelled howitzer and reactive artillery batteries, air defence, reconnaissance and NBC units of the Eastern MD Combined Arms Army located in the Republic of Buryatia. The Armed Forces of Mongolia will be represented by motorized rifle companies equipped with IFVs and APCs, a tank platoon, as well as by mortar and reactive artillery batteries.
In total, the maneuvers involve up to 1000 servicemen and up to 200 pieces of military hardware.

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Russia, Mongolia troops hold first joint drill at Selenga 2016 exercise

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MOSCOW, August 31. /TASS/. The first joint drill was held at the Burduny range (Russia’s Buryatia republic) on Wednesday within the framework of the Russian-Mongolian military exercise Selenga 2016, spokesman for the Russian Eastern Military District Colonel Alexander Gordeyev told TASS.

The exercises started on August 30 and will last until September 7. The manoeuvers involve some 1,000 troops and up to 200 units of military equipment on both sides. In particular, the drills involve a tank battalion, a motorized infantry company, a mortar battalion, howitzer self-propelled artillery and rocket batteries, air defense, reconnaissance and NBC protection units of Russia’s Eastern Military District. The Mongolian Armed Forces are represented in the exercise by motorized infantry companies with infantry combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers, a tank platoon, a mortar and a rocket battery.

The Russian-Mongolian Selenga manoeuvers are held annually since 2008. Before 2011, it was a tactical exercise with live firing that was called Darkhan, which means “Builder” in Mongolian. Last year, the exercise was held in Russia’s Trans-Baikal Territory. Then the drills participants practiced assault river crossing and tactical landing.