MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Russian and Belarusian paratroopers, having carried out practical parachuting from Il-76MD military transport aircraft, delivered 39 pieces of equipment and about 400 combined battalion to the landing site at the Brestsky training ground in the Republic of Belarus as part of the joint strategic exercise “West-2021”.
After capturing the landing site, the subunits settled on the defensive line designated by the command.
As part of the task of using tactical airborne assault, the battalion of the Pskov airborne assault formation of the Russian Airborne Forces, having made a flight from the take-off airfield, Kresty landed at a distance of more than 1,000 kilometers from a height of 600 meters using D-10 parachute systems.
Servicemen of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus made a load at the Machulishchi airfield near Minsk and joined the combat formation of the VTA aircraft approaching the drop point. Using D-6 parachutes, units of Belarusian paratroopers landed at the destination point of touchdown. Airborne teams of paratroopers left the aircraft at intervals of one minute.
The actions of the tactical airborne assault blocked three bridges over the water barrier, which did not allow the imaginary enemy to interfere with the actions of our troops and ensured the deployment of motorized rifle units in the interests of using the main Russian-Belarusian group of forces at the range.
The joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision made by the heads of the two states.
Exercise “West-2021” is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.
Practical actions of troops (forces) take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the waters of the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.
In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems, take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships.
The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training, subject to the Vienna Document 2011, on the territory of the Russian Federation does not exceed 6400 military personnel.
The return of military command and control bodies and troops to their permanent deployment points after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.
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